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Vooruit and Film Fest Gent bows Thurston Moore for new festival

With the new event Videodroom want to move Forward and Film Fest Gent for their cooperation and the border area between music, film and video art to explore. Thurston Moore goes especially for the festival to get started with the short films of Maya Deren.

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Film Fest Gent and have a new ten-day festival was announced, which musicians to work with sound tracks and movie themes, and they completely deconstruct, accompanied by films, visuals and projections. The new event is called Videodroom and start on 10 October, one day later than Film Fest Gent so, that has always been a lot of attention has been for film music.

By way of headliner has Videodroom a klepper address: Thurston Moore, ex-frontman of Sonic Youth, will open the festival with his new score for four short films from the Ukrainian-American experimental filmmaker Maya Deren. Deren is known for her surreal black-and-witkortfilms.

Also the London rapper Gaika is on the program with a complete remix in image and sound of Akira, the anime cult classic film of Katsuhiro Otomo. Raveyards, the Ghent-based audio-visual collective around elektronicamuzikanten Francois de Meyer and Stefan Bracke, then goes back to work with horror films in the programme Ghost: Haunted House. In that program it to play different bands and solo artists in video installations inspired by classic horror films. Central guest is the self-proclaimed queer terrorist Christeene Vale, the alter ego of the Texan performer Paul Soileau.

Further, The Volkskrant-journalist and composer Kevin Toma and his new score for Frankenstein, James Whales, pour dj Kilbourne screening of vampierenklassieker Blade with a mix of ambient and gabberhouse and may producer and singer Aisha Devi loos go in a 360° panoramic projection of the French artist Emile Barret.

The sale of tickets for Videodroom start on Wednesday 20 June. More info www.vooruit.be.

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