Hive Rise/Together Games

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::Hive Rise WORKSHOP::

Ashley Fure delves into this site-specific magic with her new, hand-picked ensemble of ten performers who perform with an array of custom 3D-printed megaphones that have become one of her signature sound sources. Created in collaboration with Matter Design, these unique objects focus acoustic energy in highly directional streams and produce palpable psychoacoustic artifacts as they bounce off architectural surfaces.

Developing a piece commissioned by CTM Festival and the Artists-in-Berlin Program for CTM 2020’s edition Liminal, Ashley Fure spends the final months of her residency researching sound and movement tableaux in this site-specific wonderland. With megaphones that function more like bodily extensions than external instruments, she and her cast of collaborators research sound and movement patterns that explore posthuman kink, ritual acoustics, and the networked perceptions of the migratory hive mind.

Performed at Wasserturm Prenzlauerberg, July 2018
Created by Ashley Fure & Lilleth Glimcher
Composed by Ashley Fure
Directed by Lilleth Glimcher
Curated by Dahlia Borsche with DAAD Galarie Berlin
PERFORMED BY Jorge Osuna Sánchez, Josephine Brinkmann, Yin Cheng-Kokott, Siri Elmqvist, Julian Fricker, Camille Käse, Zwoisy Mears-Clark, Tatina Mejia, Assi Pakkanen, Valerie Raney


28 January 2020 / Doors at 9PM / Show at 10PM

The piece is a co-commission between CTM Festival and Berliner Künstlerprogramm des DAAD.

*No photos, video, or audio are allowed in Berghain, so we have no footage of the performance.

Entering Berghain is like accessing another sphere of perception. With “Hive Rise,” Ashley Fure and Lilleth Glimcher dig into this site-specific terrain with a cast of ten performers wielding custom 3D-printed megaphones.

More posthuman perceptual appendage than tool, these curved cones both amplify and directionally focus each vector of sound, sending slivers of white noise and psychoacoustic beats straight to the skin of the crowd. Fure anchors the pulse of the piece by performing live on a kit of subaudible subwoofers she treats like kinetic drumheads. Combined with the force of the Funktion 1 soundsystem, “Hive Rise” fronts a multidimensional cyberfeminist take on the sonic, social, spatial, and participatory prospects of Berghain.

Directed by Lilleth Glimcher
Scenography by stock-a-studio
Megaphones by Matter Design
Lights by Kelley Shih
Costumes by UY Studio
Pre-show Sound by Daniela Huerta (hybrid set)
Performed by Ashley Fure, Josie Brinkmann, Yin Cheng-Kokott, Siri Elquivist, Julian Fricker, Camille Käse, Dornika Kazerani, Zwoisy Mears-Clarke, Tatiana Mejía, Assi Pakkanen, Valerie Renay

::Together Games PERFORMANCE::

Created by Ashley Fure and Lilleth Glimcher
Composed by Ashley Fure
Directed by Lilleth Glimcher
with Ensemble Moderne and 12 megaphonists

Eclat Festival, Feb 8 2020
Frankfurt Lab, May 24 2020
Holland Festival, June 17 2020