The Energy Union tour has come to an end, finishing up with some exciting shows in Northern Europe in early 2011.
The last leg of the tour got off to a fantastic start with a sell-out show at Brighton Coalition, followed up by a screening at UCL in London. The crew presented the project at a Networking Event in Brussels, and at the official closing party for European Sustainable Energy Week that followed was one of the highlights of the tour, with Matt Black's 3 1/2 hour set an unexpected bonus! A chilled-out Sunday night session at Amsterdam's legendary Melkweg and a well-attended screening in Tilburg rounded events off in style.
Don't forget to come back and check our YouTube channel for videos from the end of the tour,
and the Intelligent Energy playlists, and our Flickr stream for all the pics.
Tour stops 2011:
Who is on board the Energy Union Tour?
On board the Energy Union Tour are Coldcut from Ninja Tune with their special AV Film 'Energy Union' and the AV Jam with 4Youreye, Brightonart with their interactive art-installation »Gridio«, Friends of the Earth Europe organizing panel discussions and workshops, and much more.
Coldcut (Ninja Tune, London) present their iconoclastic AV film 'Energy Union'.
The pioneering band Coldcut have produced an audiovisual mix film about "Intelligent Energy". You can expect innovative VJ+DJ techniques in the inimitable Coldcut 'Journeys by DJ' style, blending pop music with colourful visuals, to get the vital message across. The mix, created especially for Energy Union, demonstrates ones again how Coldcut ('the Kraftwerk of the 21st century' -iD Mag) break boundaries.
Once again, the Ninja Daddies take it to the next level on their unique 20 year trip to combine art, music, and activism. Whether you dance or watch the screen, it doesn't matter. Hate it or love it, you will be challenged - can you stay unmoved? It's Time....
GRIDIO: an interactive system that lets you 'play' audiovisual compositions - its the ultimate techno toy
Pressure-sensors on the grid-patterned floor detect movements of people within the installation and this triggers audiovisual clips. Video from the clips is mixed on big screens and sound through a loudspeaker system. GRIDIO is a giant human audiovisual sequencer built by Brightonart for Energy Union, that lets you remix parts of the Coldcut Energy Union live show along with a bank of specially-produced media clips.
See www.gridio.com for more info on the installation.
Friends of the Earth (FoEE)
Panel discussions add the political dimension to the tour, explaining and discussing the concept of Intelligent Energy. The forums are prepared by the local groups of the Friends of the Earth Europe network in each country.
This year, a must-see new feature is added to the events: Coldcut's Matt Black and Vienna VJ crew 4YourEye will do a joint visual session, a unique live cinema remix of elements from the Energy Union film blended with new materials and state of the art VJ sources, soundtracked by very special guest DJs and electronic artists.
4YourEye - find out more
Tour Stops 2009
18th July 2009 - Munich, Germany
21st July 2009 - Pécs, Hungary
25th July 2009 - Vienna, Austria
16th August 2009 - Budapest / Sziget, Hungary
29th August 2009 - Košice, Slovakia
4th September 2009 - Bratislava, Slovakia
12th September 2009 - Graz, Austria
25th September 2009 - Berlin, Germany
Tour Stops 2010
13th + 14th May 2010 - Zagreb, Croatia
15th May 2010 - Rijeka, Croatia
19th + 21st May 2010 - Ljubljana, Slovenia
22nd May 2010 - Maribor, Slovenia
19th June - Sofia, Bulgaria @ Park Live Festival
24th June 2010 - Cologne, Germany @ c/o Pop
15th August - Ostende, Belgium @ Paulusfeesten
7th, 8th + 9th September 2010 - Barcelona, Spain
11th September 2010 - Madrid, Spain @ La Noche en Blanco
3rd December 2010 - Brno, Fléda, Czech Republic
7th December 2010 - Brussels, Belgium
9th December 2010 - Prague, Czech Republic