3hd Festival outlines theme and programme for 2018 edition

3hd Festival

Berlin festival 3hd has unveiled the details of its upcoming instalment on 23-27 October.

Organised by the Berlin label and club night Creamcake, the festival will enter its fourth edition this year with a programme featuring a roster of boundary-pushing and diverse participants, such as multimedia artist and “Queer Black Diva” MHYSA, director Yony Leyser, PC Music affiliate QT, Japanese singer-producer Golin, visual artist Salim Bayri and more.

With Creamcake positioned as a queer platform championing experimental sounds whilst also exploring the intersection of internet culture, music and the visual arts, its festival will set out to explore the powerful and dominating structures we’re built upon. This year’s theme is called System.Lure; through a series of politically charged installations, performances, panels and workshops, the programme will take a deep dive into our relationship with machines, and how we can resist societal structures.

Yony Leyser, who directed the 2017 documentary Queercore: How to Punk a Revolution, will curate a film programme that’ll deal with issues surrounding topics of race, gender identity and pop culture. QT and Toronto singer-songwriter Casey MQ are on board to deliver their sonic explorations of electronic pop, and furthermore, Milan’s STILL will take a look at Italy’s overlooked colonial past through polyphonic voices.

The programme will be held across various venues, including HAU Hebbel am Ufer​, Säule​, OHM​, Studio 1 at Kunstquartier Bethanien and the Internet. Head to 3hd’s website for more information, and prep yourself for the event by listening to a playlist exclusively selected by Golin.