- Bubble Chamber opens November 15th.
A Drexciya exhibition is opening in Zürich this week.
Organised by Gentrified Underground and titled Bubble Chamber, the exhibition runs from November 15th through December 23rd at the Up State and Mikro galleries. Paintings, covers and drafts by Detroit artist Abdul Qadim Haqq will be on display while the forthcoming graphic novel, The Book Of Drexciya, will be on sale in limited quantities. Haqq was the visual artist behind imagery for the likes of Drexciya, Underground Resistance and Maurizio.
The exhibition also includes an event at Mikro on November 16th, where Drexciya founder Gerald Donald will perform under his Arpanet alias. Anjalika Sagar and Kodwo Eshun's 2010 short film, Hydra Decapita, will be screened. After that, Maïté Chénière will perform at the space on November 28th.
In December, Up State will host the launch of Bubble Chamber, a double-vinyl release that showcases Drexciya's influence while also touching on predecessors such as Iko and Tom Ware. It also features tracks by XOR Gate (another Gerald Donal alias), Detroit electro staple DJ Dijital, The Exaltics and more. The exact launch date is still TBA.
Listen to clips from the record.
Watch RA's film about Drexciya.
A1 Xor gate - Hyperbola
A2 Shawescape Renegade - Soldiers Of Electro
A3 DJ Dijital - I Am Morpheus
B1 Plant 43 - Evapotranspiration
B2 The Exaltics - Don't Ask Me Why
B3 Kuldaboli- Draumur inní heilann þinn
C1 Iko - Approach On Tokyo
C2 Tom Ware - Take Time To Hurry
C3 Kuldaboli - Beygluð sál
D1 Luz1e - Transvision
D2 Sansibar - Cyberdine Systems
Gentrified Underground will release Bubble Chamber soon.