Following the success of the inaugural 3hd Festival last year, Berlin-based event organisers, Daniela Seitz and Anja Weigl of Creamcake are happy to announce its second edition, running from October 11 to October 15. Happening at various venues in Berlin, including HAU Hebbel am Ufer, OHM, Vierte Welt and, of course, the Internet, 3hd is a new breed of hybrid festival, looking at music, performance, and art to ask deeper questions about politics, community, economic uncertainty, and communication.

In 2015, 3hd explored the paradoxes of the music industry of today and life under capitalism with the theme of ‘The Labor of Sound in a World of Debt’. It analyzed international developments in contemporary music culture, through presentations, panel discussions, exhibitions, music and video releases, and live performance.

Building on the themes of last year, 3hd’s 2016 program continues its interest in this realm to not simply question recent evolutions in visual and digital culture but also propose alternative collective horizons and movements, in the face of an increasingly complex and oppressive socio-political climate.

In selecting a statement, but also adding a question mark for this year’s theme ‘There is nothing left but the Future?’, 3hd Festival resists a trend towards speculating on the future, instead offering potential solutions for fixing the problems of the present. The five-day October program will interrogate this notion in a series of lectures, panels, workshops, live performances and commissions examining music and art at its intersection.

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