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KUBORAUM ARE MASKS DESIGNED ON THE FACE OF THOSE WHO WEAR THEM, MASKS THAT HIGHLIGHT PERSONALITY AND EMPHASIZE CHARACTER. THE MASK IS SYNONYMOUS WITH MOCKERY, WITH GAME. THE KUBORAUM MASKS ARE SYNONYMOUS WITH ACCENTUATION, PROTECTION AND SHELTER. KUBORAUM ARE LIKE CUBIC ROOMS WHERE WE SHELTER OURSELVES, WHERE WE ARE FREE TO LIVE IN OUR INTIMACY, WHERE WE LIVE ALL OUR IDENTITIES AND LOOK AT THE WORLD THROUGH TWO LENSES.

KUBORAUM EYEWEAR IS NOT AN INANIMATE AND INORGANIC OBJECT, BUT OBTAINS THE POWER OF A MASK. IT CHANGES THE PERCEPTION OF SELF. THOSE WHO WEAR THE KUBORAUM MASK, COME TO LIFE AND ACCEPT THE CHALLENGE TO FREE THEIR IDENTITIES. THESE MASKS REPRESENT CUBIC ROOMS, A NEW DIMENSION WHERE WE CAN FEEL AT EASE, COMFORTABLE WITH OURSELVES AND THE WORLD AROUND US. KUBORAUM IS NO LOGO. IT IS A MASK WITH ITS OWN LOOK AND POWER, BUT AS SOON AS YOU WEAR IT, THE MASK DOESN’T HIGHLIGHT ITSELF, BUT IT HIGHLIGHTS THE PERSONALITY AND FEATURES OF THE PERSON WEARING IT, KUBORAUM’S IDENTITY IS ABOUT THIS RELATIONSHIP.

ALL OUR MASKS ARE ENTIRELY DREAMED IN BERLIN HANDMADE IN ITALY.

SHAPEDNOISE ‘AESTHESIS’ ALBUM LAUNCH

KUBORAUM OPEN STUDIO

KUBORAUM CONTINUES ITS OPEN STUDIO EVENT SERIES, THIS TIME PRESENTING THE NEW ALBUM OF SICILIAN SOUND DESIGNER AND PRODUCER NINO PEDONE AKA SHAPEDNOISE.

TO CELEBRATE HIS FORTHCOMING NEW ALBUM ‘AESTHESIS’ BEING RELEASED ON NUMBERS, SHAPEDNOISE BROUGHT TOGETHER HIS FRIENDS FOR A SPECIAL DJ PERFORMANCE IN THE INTIMATE AND DISTINCTIVE ATMOSPHERE OF THE KUBORAUM STUDIO. DURING SEVERAL YEARS THIS SPACE BECAME AN IMPORTANT DESTINATION FOR SHARING CULTURE IN BERLIN.


THE ILLUSTRIOUS GUESTS INVITED TO SHARE AN EPIC CONSOLE ARE BILL KOULIGAS, OWNER OF THE MULTIDISCIPLINARY LABEL PAN, FELLOW HARDCORE ITALIANS GABBER ELEGANZA, FOUNDER OF NEVER SLEEP AND RECENT COLLABORATOR, ALONG WITH RISING POLISH TECHNO PRODUCER MARTYNA MAJA AKA VTSS WHO RELEASED ON SHAPEDNOISE’S REPITCH LABEL.
RENOWNED PHOTOGRAPHER LEONARDO SCOTTI PRESENTED PHOTOGRAPHY FROM ‘AESTHESIS’ SHOOT IN GIBELLINA, A TOWN THAT HAS BECOME A PRECIOUS ARCHIVE OF CONTEMPORARY ART, A VERITABLE MUSEUM IN THE OPEN AIR.
FILMMAKER AND COLLABORATOR PEDRO MAIA C VISUALS FROM THE ‘AESTHESIS A/V SHOW’ INCLUDING FOOTAGE FROM BRAZILIAN PERFORMER AUN HELDEN, FOLLOWING THE SHAPEDNOISE & PEDRO MAIA LIVE DEBUT AT BERLIN ATONAL THIS AUGUST.


SHAPEDNOISE DESCRIBES ‘AESTHESIS’ AS ‘INFORMED BY A SET OF KEY ELEMENTS THAT INTWINE ALL THE TRACKS TOGETHER, LIKE STEPS IN A LONG RESEARCH PROCESS. IT IS INTENDED AS A SENSORY EXPERIENCE WHERE THE SENSES ACT AS AN INTERFACE, SOUND AS SPACE’. HIS EXPERIMENTATION WITH UNORTHODOX RHYTHMIC STRUCTURES AND RADICAL CINEMATIC DESIGN REVEALS ACTIONS GROUNDED IN DIRECT EXPERIENCE BUT ‘INSPIRED BY A KIND OF SPECULATIVE REALISM’.
NINO PEDONE’S EXPLORATION OF NOISE AND MENTAL WITH RAVE AND HARDCORE. HIS AFFINITY WITH GRITTY TECHNO AND MODERN RAP/TRAP BLEED THROUGH WITH EARTH-SHATTERING BLOCKS OF BASS AND BEATS CONVEYED WITHIN HIS PRACTICE OF SONIC SCULPTURE. ‘AESTHESIS’ MELTS THESE SOUNDS DOWN, EVOLVING THEM INTO SOMETHING NEW OF HIS OWN – A COMPLEX, HYBRID BEING DESIGNED TO BE PLAYED LOUD.


A SERIES OF ARTISTIC COLLABORATIONS ARE HEARD THROUGHOUT THE ALBUM – FROM THE ACUSTIC R&B OF ALBUM OPENER ‘INTRIGUING (IN THE END)’ WHICH FEATURES VOCALS FROM MULTIMEDIA ARTIST E. JANE’S ALTER EGO MHYSA, TO JUSTIN K BROADRICK (FOUNDING MEMBER OF GODFLESH AND ZONAL) ON ‘BLAZE’ AND ALBUM CLOSER ‘MOBY DICK’; A COLLABORATION WITH SCOTTISH LEGEND DREW MCDOWALL (EX-COIL AND PSYCHIC TV MEMBER) AND RABIT (FOUNDER OF HALCYON VEIL).


SHAPEDNOISE ‘AESTHESIS’ ALBUM LAUNCH

BERLIN GALLERY WEEKEND | KUBORAUM OPEN HOUSE

Thursday, April 25th, 2019

This Kuboraum curated event featured a live performance by the intriguing duo FLORA, Varg & AnnaMelina, while exhibiting works by Swedish artist David von Bahr together with the works of Kuboraum’s Artist-in-residence, the Italo-Brasilian artist Vinicius Jayme Vallorani.


BERLIN GALLERY WEEKEND | KUBORAUM OPEN HOUSE