We are rejoining this year at Çeşme Köy, İzmir, for the second edition of the ‘MultiRAID in Istanbul’, which was presented you between 17-22nd of March, 2016, in both sides of Istanbul, covering 7+ different places & venues, by the collaboration of Istanbul based art & non-art formation A.I.D and Berlin-Oslo based Multiversal, along with the participation of R.P.T (Reaction Power Trio) from France. This year on 21st of August, we will be also starting the 4th edition of MultiDOM tour that is going to last full throttle till March ’18.
Just to give some hints about MultiRAID2’s program flow; 21st and 28th will be the opening and closing days with dj sets and surprise acts. During the other 6 days, various exhibitions, workshops and group studies will be happening throughout the day besides several personal activities that can be made at Çeşme Köy. After the presentations and talks, which will take place under the moderation of different names on each afternoon, performances will start, which will be continuing till late night in both open and close stages.
MultiRAID2: Cruising on the Limits
Music, art, sociology, philosophy, ecology and performance in transit.
Marges de la musique (Margins of music)
What we’re talking about here is an excursion on the limits. In fact, navigating the bounds is the most creative form of thought, music, art and science. Social organization today defines a center for itself and pushes the ones who desire and strive to be out in the bounds, who forego, modify or forget the standard codes out to its peripheries. Such people are to be blessed by the system only when they produce “utility” or “capital”. Otherwise they are isolated, eradicated or deemed worthless.
However as the system casts out and marginalizes the ones in the limits, they assert that what they do is not useless or functionless, on the contrary therein (in deterritorialization, nomadism and all resistance against the established order) lies the true culture and social organization. As the Ideological State Apparatuses try to eradicate them, they realize themselves in these experiences produced on the limits. The realization here is not in a single form but in multiplicity. For instance, this multiplicity is possible to see in music not only through “noise” but also in punk, post-punk, Cage, Webern, Debussy and electronic, folk and sacred music.
The aim of this festival is to remind its attendees that the standards and norms are always possible to overcome and invite them to a cruise on the limits. It is still possible to form new lines of escape. Research and excursions to different surfaces instead of teaching, ordering and demanding… We can do this in all disciplines: art, philosophy, music, sociology, ecology, performance… As we reach the rhizomes of collective organizations we will no longer need roots.
Lawmakers of the system may call the ones who don’t conform to their norms strays, drifters, slackers or public enemies or deem them incompetent, useless, functionless, mentally ill, racially inferior or perverted. However these are merely the expressions of those ways that lead to an “undefined place”
MultiRAID gatherings and A.I.D formation are based on full volunteer-ship principle. They do not have an affiliation with any commercial foundation except Zuhal Muzik which provides the necessary musical equipment. (*) Instead of a fixed entry fee, audience members are encouraged to make a contribution to be shared among the artists. A.I.D and/or the organisation team do not expect any share from the paid contracts such as workshops, product sales or Çeşme Köy’s accommodation charges.