An experimental evening with DonChristian (live), Fragile/Wolfgang Tillmans (live) and Nedalot (dj)

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Kantine am Berghain, Berlin, Sunday 16 June 2019, 7pm (doors) and Monday 17 June 2019, 7pm (doors)

Over the last four years Wolfgang Tillmans’ band project Fragile has come together for concentrated periods of time to write, play and perform, culminating in ambitious experimental concerts. These have included an audio-visual performance at Tate Modern, London in 2017 where light, music, field recordings and the artist’s videos were brought together in an immersive experience, Union Pool, New York (2017), as well as the bands biennial performances in Fire Island. This will be the band’s first concert in Berlin.

Tillmans’ ongoing musical collaborators are the Colombian visual artist Juan Pablo Echeverri, sound artist Kyle Combs and musician and visual artist Jay Pluck, from New York City. Berlin based musician and producer Tim Knapp, and Providence-based musician, academic and writer Thomas Roach.

Joining Fragile at Kantine am Berghain for his live debut in Germany will be the New York based visual artist, rapper, singer, songwriter and producer DonChristian Jones. His work spans musical and time based performance, rap mixtapes, video and public murals, blending genres of painting and hip hop, referencing classical and contemporary styles. Much of his work today is informed by his time spent painting murals on Rikers Island with youth inmates. Don has shown and performed at The Whitney Museum, MoMA Ps1, Webster Hall, Dancespace, Center for Performance Research, and was an artist-in-residence at the Robert Rauschenberg Foundation, Captiva, Florida. “Where There’s Smoke”, released in July 2018, is DonChristian’s first studio album.

Before and after the live programme on Sunday 16 June, Berlin based DJ, producer and artist Nedalot will put on some music.