INSERT NAME HERE Meridian Experimental Minifest (Music, Video & Film)

Meridian Space, Beijing • October 25th – November 21st 2015.

Minifest PosterDefining the term “experimental” can be a tricky business. Are we talking about content? Or about form? Is there anything left to experiment on? A multitude of questions arise if we mull over the term and the artistic practices that link experimental production whether in art, film or music.

In order to give shape to our understanding of the word “experimental”, Meridian Space will open a platform for performers from different backgrounds and disciplines from October to November 2015, during which experiments on our senses will take place every week, as part of [INSERT NAME HERE].

Between October 25th and November 21st, Meridian Space will let the artists themselves show us their vision through whatever media they choose, in the shape of samples. It may be a video installation, music performance or screening, or something else altogether.

Featuring: Cong Feng, Bruce Gremo, Shih-yang Lee, Phill Niblock, Katherine Liberovskaya, Dirty Electronics, Bob Ostertag, CT-808, Ju Anqi, JDK-X, Deadly Cradle Death, Gabriel Duceppe, Kipp the Menace, Liu Xinyu, Garcia Frankowski, Elsie Yi Shen, Muted Rainbows, and many other great artists.

Please subscribe to our newsletter for more detailed information in the coming days, and check out the links in the programme below.


» SAMPLE 1: Oct.25, 5 pm
Screening – Cong Feng’s “Stratum 1: The Visitors”
+ Audiovisual source code session – “On building an independent cinema local ecology”
+ Q&A


» SAMPLE 2: Oct.27, 8 pm
Multilayered improvisations: Shih-yang Lee x Bruce Gremo;
Phill Niblock x Katherine Liberovskaya

[UPDATE (24/10): THIS EVENT WILL TAKE PLACE AT FRUITYSHOP (17 Dongsi Toutiao Hutong, Dongcheng district)]

» SAMPLE 3: Oct.28, 8 pm
Dirty Electronics Workshop – Experimenting with “Bed of Nails x Hard Drive”;
Performing “Hidden Sine” and “Light & Feathers”

[UPDATE (24/10): THIS EVENT WILL TAKE PLACE AT AOTU STUDIO (No.67, Beixinqiao Toutiao, Dongcheng, Beijing)]

» SAMPLE 4: Oct.29, 8 pm
MIJI Concert Series #29 – Featuring Dirty Electronics, Bob Ostertag and CT-808

[UPDATE (24/10): THIS EVENT WILL TAKE PLACE AT AOTU STUDIO (No.67, Beixinqiao Toutiao, Dongcheng, Beijing)]

» SAMPLE 5: Nov.06, 9 pm
Experimental electronics – JDK-X and Deadly Cradle Death

[UPDATE (02/11): THIS EVENT WILL TAKE PLACE AT FRUITYSHOP (17 Dongsi Toutiao Hutong, Dongcheng district)]

» SAMPLE 6: Nov.07, 2.30 pm
Screening – Three Films by Ju Anqi

» SAMPLE 7: Nov.13, 9 pm
Ambient/Noise performance – Gabriel Duceppe and Kipp the Menace

» SAMPLE 8: Nov.15, 4 pm
Short films screenings – ‘Total’ Fragments

» SAMPLE 9: Nov.21, 6 pm
Live set & Video installations – Clash of Mediums

As we are now celebrating the first anniversary of Meridian Space (时差空间) —yes, it’s been one year already since our epic 24-hour-long opening! — we thought it might be a good idea to clarify what our main centers of interest will be in the coming year, so as to give you all, friends and followers, but also potential collaborators or event organisers, an idea of what to expect from us…

From now on, our focus will be on projects and events that fit into three main categories:

Meridian Borderline

A laboratory for contemporary art, music and film

Borderline is an ongoing series of events hosted or curated by Meridian 时差, dedicated to avant-garde and/or experimental sound, performance arts, visual arts, and indie cinema. Borderline events are occasions to explore new creative territories — and sometimes go a little insane.

Some of our upcoming events in this series:

MIJI Concert Series #23 - Apr. 24, 8 pm MIJI Concert Series #23 – Apr. 24, 8 pm
The MIJI Concert Series is back, for another experimental music performance taking place in a long rectangular room. Featuring Singaporean artist Yuen Chee Wai, and Beijing-based performers Yan Yulong and Liu Xinyu.
diners-3 “As If a Presence…” • Charlotte Guibé & Renbo exhibition – May 8 to 29
A cultural and interdisciplinary exchange between French writer Belinda Cannone, French visual artist Charlotte Guibé, and Chinese visual artist Ren Bo.
still-from-SET[ING] Peter Downsbrough: “On Experimental Film” – May 10, 5 pm
A screening of three of American visual artist Peter Downsbrough’s cinematic works, followed by a Q&A with the director.


Meridian Workshops

Innovative, cross-cultural learning

The workshops provided on a regular basis at Meridian Space are designed for children and grown-ups. Kids may learn more about the different cultures of the world thanks to courses based on the contents of the Meridian picture books, while adults will find chances to learn skills and crafts from different cultures thanks to the help of great teachers, often with an emphasis on environmental protection and sustainability. Our workshops also include lectures and talks by authors and scholars.

Some of our past and coming workshops:

Henny’s Mazha Workshop – April 19

Fairy Tales Craft Workshop – April 25, 2 pm

Meridian Publications

New horizons in graphic arts publishing

Meridian Publications bring together top-quality, inspiring and innovative picture books and graphic novels for children and adults. Contents are either edited and curated by Meridian 时差 or translated, and may occasionally lead to exhibitions at Meridian Space and the production of related design items.

Fairy Tales of the World” collection

“The Solar Terms”, by Xiong Liang

“Leaf” by Ma Daishu – Illustration Exhibition

Thanks to all for your ongoing support and enthusiasm throughout the past year, and see you soon!

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