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/-\ as a collective is always undergoing continuous shifts and mutations, more radical and confusing than usual even for loose collectives of its type. As of 2018, after a decade1 of experiments and explorations, we are still in the process of permanent rearticulation of where to go next.

 

Our initial question when developing /-\ was “What is a worthwhile project for people to invest their limited attention and energy into at the start of the 21st century?”

 

All /-\ projects try to offer participants ways of reaching a specific state through different means, usually art, physical exercise, teleological debate and productive intersubjectivity.

 

We have developed the first version of the /-\ during a period of almost 5 years following the 2008 crisis as a tool to adress a core set of issues:

  • The prevalent and everspreading apathy and anhedonia (not to mention acedia and anomie) that seem to consume human lives more and more with each generation.
  • The inability of most humans (under the aforementioned circumstances) to work together on fulfilling projects with trust and accountability.
  • The need for psychospiritual damage control and mythopoetic experiences in the face of a multifaceted species-wide crisis (composed of various humanitarian, ecological, technosocial, political, cultural and other challenges).
  • The lack of proactive and progressive cultural platforms capable of supporting young artists and thinkers who feel the need to address the issues mentioned above, as well as a lack of connective tissue between the few platforms that do exist.

 

If you find some of the themes and topics addressed by /-\ interesting, please do not hesitate to contact us immediately – we are always looking for new sources of inspiration and new opportunities for cooperation.

 

1  /-\ [slash, dash, backslash] as a term appeared around 2012, although the roots are a few years older.

events

events
2018

outposts

21/07
2017

Psy-High 2017

16/08 - 20/08

Narcosatanicos \ Sweeps 04 \ SolSol

27/04
2016

Wrekmeister Harmonies + Sweeps04

03/05
2015

RotoR / Saiga / Olaf Olafsson & Big Bad Trip

28/11

Psy-High 2015

13/08 - 16/08

Dälek / 5STL / Kyklos Galaktikos

11/05
2014

Psy-High 2014

22/08 - 24/08

Belzebong / Blues for the Redsun / Λ

01/06

Moromoroland / Drom / JTNB

24/05
2013

Mud Walk / Mamont

10/09

Psy-High 2013

06/09 - 08/09
2012
2011
2010

Conception

11/03

Cooperation

06/03
@ Punctum 2017 /videoDPD+EF will play Alternativa 2018
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