Friends with Books 2016

9-11 December 2016
You’ll find an Occulto table at this year edition of Friends with Books – happening for the second time in Hamburger Bahnhof. Come visit, special prices, time for a chat and plenty of interesting books and publications all over the place.

Ongapalooza a Milano

19-20 november 2016
2016 is not over yet! It was an eventful year for many – ahem, not always positive – reasons, but here’s something you can rejoice about: more time to celebrate 10 years of Boring Machines, each time in a different town. Next stop after Roma (Dal Verme), S.Martino Spino (Musica nelle Valli Festival) and Berlin (West Germany, supported by Occulto) will be Milano, on 19th and 20th. The lineup is, well, amazing, click on the names if you don’t know them yet, they’re all worth it. I am preparing a heavy suprise bag for the occasion as I will spin some records on the second evening. Join!
LIVE: Everest Magma, Simon Balestrazzi, Hermetic Brotherhood of Lux-Or, Satan is my Brother, Mai Mai Mai, BeMyDelay (w/Maurizio Abate, J.H.Guraj and Vittoria Burattini), Adriano Zanni
VIDEO: Sara Bonaventura
DJ: Intervallo Records, Nana Bianca

XB Thursday Soirée with Hysm?duo (it), Makhno, Jealousy Party

20 October 2016
With my usual DJ moniker Nana Bianca, I will happily select some music before and after the gigs during the next Thursday Soirée at XB. Great lineup and nice affordable food by Küfa! Doors 9pm.
LINEUP: Makhno, HysM?Duo, Jealousy Party

Interkosmos Fest

1 October 2016
On the occasion of their first festival, Occulto collaborates with Interkosmos by curating part of the program: we’ll present a liveset by Caudal (in their Caudalito version, guitar and drums only) and a dj set by Nana Bianca. Caudal is a Berlin-based ‘trancepunk’ trio made up of Aidan Baker (guitar), Gareth Sweeney (bass) on bass, & Felipe Salazar (drums). Baker’s multi-layered, heavily affected guitar overlays Sweeney and Salazar’s driving, propulsive rhythm section creating music equally influenced by krautrock, post-punk, and spacerock.
LIVE: The Underground Youth (Uk), Throw down bones (IT), Electric Eye (NO), Caudal (Aidan Baker & Felipe Salazar), Full Moon Fiasco (NZ), Wichswut (DE)
DJ: The KVB, Nana Bianca (Occulto)
VISUALS: Oscar Valentine (8MM Bar)
doors 17:30 pm, show starts 18.30 pm

#indiemagday 2016

4 September 2016
Occulto got again a table at Indiemagday – Free Trade Zone fro Printed Goods at Oberhafen Hamburg. Indiemagday takes place right after the Indiecon festival and celebrates the diversity of independent magazines and their fearless micropublishers.

Miss Read 2016

10-12 June 2016
Occulto is participating again in Miss Read, the Berlin based art book fair that brings together a wide selection of the most interesting artists/authors, artist periodicals and art publishers and is accompanied by a series of lectures, discussions, book launches and workshops exploring the boundaries of contemporary publishing and the possibilities of the book. For the second time in the beautiful spaces of Akademie der Künste at Hanseatenweg.

#Riafeniz Zinefair

6-7 May 2016
So far I have visited Graz only once, 13 years ago, while it was the so-called European Capitals of Culture. In the meanwhile I have started a magazine, I have read some novels by Wolf Haas and I still love Austria. What else? I will have a table at the fair + give a talk titled “Together in Occulto Dreams”.

Knowledge x Sharing at HKW

19 April 2016
Occulto’s mom Alice Cannavà will be part of a public performative talk at HKW on April 19th, together with the experimental publishing collective continent., Lionel Ruffel (literary scholar), and Adania Shibli (writer). Moderated by Bernard Geoghegan (cultural historian). Expect stories, opinions and performative acts in regards of interdisciplinary publishing, knowledge sharing and more! Free entrance. The evening is part of Technosphere × Knowledge, the second event of the Technosphere (2015-18).