17:30 - 18:00Doors Open
18:00 - 19:00Performance by Portrait XO
19:00 - 22:00DJ set by Dimitra Zina
Portrait XO (she/they) is an independent researcher and artist who creates musical and visual works with traditional and non-traditional methods. In collaboration with Dadabots, they won ‘Best Experiment’ award at VUT Indie Awards 2021, and Eurovision AI Song Contest Jury Vote for ‘most creative use of AI’ in 2020.
Her development into AI audiovisual art evolved through several artist residencies from NEW NOW FESTIVAL and BBA Gallery in 2021, and Factory Berlin x Sonar+D in 2020. She researches computational creativity, human-machine collaboration, and explores new formats & applications for forward-thinking art and sound. She holds a monthly radio residency with her art & activism collective CO:QUO (CO-CREATE STATUS-QUO) on Refuge Worldwide Radio, and a founding member of The IASAS (International Association of Synaesthetes, Artists, and Scientists) and recently launched SOUND OBSESSED – sonic innovation archive celebrating the journey and milestones of new innovation in sound.
Her debut research-based AI audiovisual album ‘WIRE’ released on December 9th 2022 as a first of its kind NFT to Vinyl release on music NFT polygon marketplace twelve x twelve.
She has performed, presented, and exhibited at SXSW, Ars Electronica, MONOM, Reeperbahn Festival, International Music Summit, Amsterdam Dance Event, BBA Gallery, RE:PUBLICA, Sonar+D, Factory Berlin, Tech Open Air, Redbull Music, Future Forum by BMW Welt, KIKK Festival, Github, and more.
Dimitra Zina is a Berlin-based Greek selector, curator, and resident program host on Radio Alhara and Movement Radio. With an ever-growing list of performances at various events and festivals internationally, Dimitra Zina is one of the most interesting names in the new Berlin scene for her ability to create soulful trips through epic jazz, funk, and disco sounds, old and new.
Samosa Club Berlin is a project spearheaded by Muhammaad Suleman Thakar, the co-founder and executive head chef of Tiffin Berlin, Kukad Braca and Gully Burger. He is joined by Jan Linarić, the co-founder of Metropolitan Transportation Group, and Rohan Vitus Fernandes, an award-winning creative and entrepreneur.
They have combined their expertise to create The Samosa Club, a place where flavors from Pakistan and India meld together to create an enjoyable culinary experience unseen in Europe.
Samosa Club Berlin is unique in that it is influenced by the innovative culinary styles found in the narrow by-lanes of Pakistan and India, and made with a loving sentiment expressed best as Maa ké haat ka khana, a common phraseology in Pakistan and India meaning ‘Food made by one’s mother.’
This is the kind of flavour-rich food Suliman and Rohan grew up with, and Jan experienced and fell in love with when he traveled throughout India and Pakistan.
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