Underground Resistance To Perform at The Print Shop at MoMA PS1

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Elusive, political and highly influential Detroit techno collective Underground Resistance, which formed in the late 1980s under the direction of Jeff Mills and “Mad” Mike Banks, will perform and participate in “ALLGOLD Presents: Underground – An Indefinite Community?,” a panel discussion at artist collective ALLGOLD’s residency program run by members Kevin Beasley, Inva Çota, Golnaz Esmaili and Stephen Decker on December 14, 2014 at The Print Shop at MoMA PS1 in Long Island City, NY.

A live performance and discussion by Detroit based musical collective Underground Resistance is accompanied by performances from Gen Ken Montgomery (Generations Unlimited), with Benton C Bainbridge, Andrea Beeman and Sean Julian and Charles Cohen. These performances are interspersed by discussion about underground platforms with Sohrab Mohebbi (Redcat In LA), Danna Vajda, and the volunteers of Spectacle Theater (Brooklyn).The event continues in the Print Shop with performances by Arcane Device, Unguent and Tommy Birchett.

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1 PM – ALLGOLD
1:10 PM – Gen Ken Montgomery with The Enchantress of Bioluminosity (Andrea Beeman), Sean Julian and Benton C Bainbridge
1:40 PM – ALLGOLD
1:45 PM – Sohrab Mohebbi and Danna Vajda
2:25 PM – ALLGOLD
2:30 PM – Spectacle Theater
3:35 PM – Underground Resistance
5:20 PM – Charles Cohen with Benton C Bainbridge

PRINT SHOP

6 PM – Conrad Schnitzler Films with Sean Julian (Generations Unlimited Label Mix)
7 PM – Arcane Device
8 PM – Unguent
9 PM – Tommy Birchett

As gentrification sweeps across New York City, forcing art spaces and clubs like Glasslands to close, thank goodness MoMA PS1, is continuing to curate and foster exceptional underground music programming beyond its annual summer Warm Up series.

Check the video below and see UR live and direct at PS1 back in 2012.

Jeff Mills’ ‘Man From Tomorrow’ Set For DVD Release

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Detroit techno legend Jeff Mills’ recent future-gazing film Man From Tomorrow will be seeing a DVD release this month. Directed by Jacqueline Caux, the film features extraordinary visuals set to thought-provoking extracts from conversations between Mills and Caux. Caux has previously directed other experimental films such as T­he Prism of Colour, Mechanics of Time, which explores the evolution of music from ‘60s avant-garde to modern techno.

“We wanted to make a film that would have a certain aesthetic quality,” says Caux. “Consequently, I wanted to be able to imagine images that would be inspired as much by his words as his music.”

The soundtrack, which features all original music by Mills, will be included on CD for the home release.

“Understanding what Man From Tomorrow could possibly mean and say to others,” says Mills, “We greatly discussed the ways of how we could go about materializing this in a manner that detaches the subject away from normality…what deep thoughts, dream escapes and unconventional expressions of our future could look, sound and feel like through ever-expanding and dimensional lens of techno.”

Mills has been a busy man this year – in addition to his frequent tour dates and creating a new instrument based on a UFO sighting — he is also readying a new album (Emerging Crystal Universe is set for release later this fall) and a new film, Life to Death and Back, which he wrote, directed and scored.

Man From Tomorrow will be available on DVD/CD on November 24 on Axis. Watch the trailer for the film below.

Man From Tomorrow Trailer from AxisRecords on Vimeo.