TF18 Programme

Tempting Failure 2018 brings an eclectic selection of performance art and noise art from some of the most exciting artists around the world.

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  • Matthews Yard: Theatre 1 Matthews Yard Croydon, England, CR0 1FF United Kingdom (map)

After a childhood filled with insufficient explanations about what has happened in Chernobyl and, later, many years of struggle against a system that enforces nuclear power and other operations of vast destruction with a violent police apparatus and biased media, GRM has been still angry. Frustrated after the apparently desired incidents in Fukushima, GRM started to embrace a cynical resignation, that culminated into the series POLLUTANT by the live electronic project COLDSORE.

It is a sonic meditation on mankind's destructive ignorance. GRM uses mostly handmade sound-generators and -manipulators to project mentally into the steam-filled cooling towers of ancient NPPs all over the globe. Following the traces of serial failures, floating amid the H2O molecules that have just touched the radioactive cores of great dreams. We want to fly free like the original CLOUD, then rain down to bless the world. 


Parallel to anarchist activism, GRM has worked in several experimental audio/visual projects since 1999. Starting with TOTSTELLEN and a processed field recording based sound to GRMMSK, a doom dub project related to the emigration to Finland in 2007, and COLDSORE, a project that is mostly based on using primitive self-built electronic instruments. All those projects have been taking a strong political stand in a realm which is more and more dominated by reactionary forces. Besides sound-art GRM has always been on missions that claim or explore physical or metaphysical space. Since about 1995 a project called NEW HOMES LOST, in parts well documented, has been dedicated to the exploration and research of anti-gravity fields as way to liberation. Other examples of GRM’s work would be LOCH, a work/performance that consisted of digging a big hole to create space without building walls aor drawing borders. TUNNEL BRUECKE was an audio/visual installation based on a fragmented performance illegally held and filmed inside the hollow body of a motorway bridge. GRM also runs the micro label TOTES FORMAT and publishes “experimental musick and less” and builds experimental audio-objects under the name METSÄÄN.

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Earlier Event: July 19
Pablo Pakula - UNNEGATIVE