Friday, May 18, 2012

Go! Dutch: Closing Party Features Dexter, Rosa Menkman


GO! DUTCH: Closing Party w/ DEXTER
Saturday, May 19, 2012 at 10:00 p.m.


Pittsburgh, PA: VIA, HUMANAUT, NAKTURNAL, AND PITTSBURGH CULTURAL TRUST present GO! Dutch, a closing party for the Distinctively Dutch Festival on Saturday, May 19, 2012, at 10 p.m. The all-night pop-up party will feature Dexter, Rosa Menkman and the video installation Gentrification Battlefied. Tickets to the 21+ over event are $8 in advance, $10 at the door. Visit

Dexter came at the dance music world from the same side as you and I: the dancefloor. Well, sort of... after initially hanging out with a breakdance crew in his native Holland during the 80s, Remy Verheijen decided shifting shapes was not for him. Instead, he was more and more consumed by what the man behind the decks was doing. Being but a wide-eyed teenager, Remy couldn't afford to buy the mixes tapes said DJs were selling ''so I stole them'' he admits. ''Then I copied them and later returned them in a sneaky way, having studied and obsessed over the music they were calling 'space electro'.''

Rosa Menkman is an emerging new media artist whose videos and live performances are created by accidents in digital media (glitch). Her work emphasizes the positive, and beautiful consequences of glitches, compressions, and feedback and strives for new forms of synesthesia. Rosa has performaned and lectured internationally, including the recent 25th (2012) Transmediale Festival, Berlin: A festival concerning the role of digital technologies in contemporary society.

Recently featured in MOMA's 2011 "Talk To Me" exhibition, this video game trailer, created with Blender software, features longtime inhabitants of a neighborhood fight for possession against advancing hipsters and yuppies. The game takes place in Amsterdam-Noord, a real-life neighborhood that has become a symbolic stage for class and social conflict in the Netherlands, with artists and cutting-edge institutions existing alongside a sizable immigrant community. In Gentrification Battlefield, which has the retro aesthetic of a first-generation PlayStation game, you can either be Timo, a hipster driving a Volkswagen van, or Sjaan, an elderly resident threatened with eviction; the neighborhood battlefield is rendered complete with key landmarks. By presenting the process of gentrification as a real battle, the game provides insight into the political and social complexities of the issue. Golfstromen is planning to turn the concept into a real game.

For tickets:
$8 advance / $10 door / $5
21+ tix @

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