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How can common citizens take back public space?
This was the best of 2018
Can dancing lead to change?
Why do we still go to summer camps?
A deep dive into a unique music festival in the middle of the Atlantic
How important is art in times of conflict?
Is the political society able to change the politics?
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LET US TELL YOU WHAT WE HAVE FOR JANUARY

IN JANUARY

Matthew Collin and Katarina Serulus

BEYOND

THE WALLS

For the fifth episode of New Activists of European Culture we take you to Thessaloniki in Greece during Reworks festival where we got the opportunity to meet John Patelias and Nikos Kalligas and hear about their ways to take back public space in their city.

NOTES FROM

THE UNDERGROUND

Notes from the Underground is part of the seven-episode-series New Activists of European Culture. The sixth episode takes place in The Hague, Netherlands during TodaysArt festival, and it's focused on a conversation between Ella Overkleeft and Sama Abdulhadi about nightlife and its possibilities.

NOROESTE

Noroeste is a collection of films curated by Acacia Ojea, that results in a reflection on the habits of people from the northwest of the Iberian Peninsula through cinema. The fact that there are no physical borders between the north of Portugal and Galicia, we can get a perspective about what we share as people.
This project is the result of an internship at Canal180.

NEW SHORT

FILMS

In January, Canal180 is airing some new short films. You’ll get to watch a city tour through the architecture of an online shooter in Operation Jane Walk, you'll see Rachel and Lia being pushed into self-soothing rituals and self-destructive hazes in Magic Bullet, you’ll reflect on what unites people through the stories of three abandoned buildings in Tales From a Town Called Blackburn, and see the adventures of Benji in Psychic.

HIGHLIGHTING WORLDWIDE CONTENT

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MUSIC IS OUR RADAR

The only television channel in the world featuring music videos for an audience interested in new music.
Broadcasting a wide range of music sessions, from a bar in Alabama, We Have Signal to dj sets all over the world with Boiler Room. We’ve also partnered with Yours Truly and Red Bull Music Academy to feature films about the new music scenes.
Canal180 develops original content to provide insight on a new generation of music video directors, the DIRECTOR ID series. The series was developed as a partnership with Pitchfork, that also included the interview series, Entrevista.

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A PLATFORM FOR NEW ARTISTS

Canal180 spotlights the roots of contemporary creativity by highlighting the thoughts and ideas of artists worldwide. From a series produced by international publishing house Gestalten, to the architecture world of ArchDaily, digital interview magazine Avant/Garde Diaries, the community of visual storytellers of The Creator Class or profiling Chilean visual artists in Gabinete.
The daily broadcast of Canal180 originals 180 Meets and MAG offer a glimpse of the network of artists we build over the year.

- Kendrick Lamar

HOME OF SHORT FILMS

Nowadays the increasing conformity of mainstream films create a bland cinematic landscape. Short form was always seen as a source of a more experimental approach to filmmaking.
Over the years, Canal180 broadcasted the work of filmmakers, such as Mike Mills, Sean Dunne or Vincent Moon and highlighted young filmmakers, whose films featured in international film festivals, such as Venice, Berlin or Sundance.

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REALITY GIVES CINEMA POWER

Having this in mind, Canal180 always had a special place for the films that question societies pivotal topics. The body of work of director Andreas Johnsen, in films like Inside Outside or Good Copy Bad Copy, was an incredible starting point and offered a different point of view. Topics like the depiction of the life cycles of cities, in films like Atlanta From the Ashes or St. Louis Rises, or the micro societies within a city in The Tables and the discussion about The Future of Cities, offer a platform for alternative ideas about the urban landscape.
Delving into more actual topics like the refugee crisis in Welcome to Canada, Eyes of Exodus, making portraits of youth in Room For Change or Swindon, or taking the audience through the night of the US Presidential elections in Election Night, helps us create an identity based on an authentic point of view of young independent new voices.

Canal180 gives insight on social topics by amplifying creative independent new voices.


Next release will be
Notes from the Underground, part of New Activists of European Culture series

recorded at The Hague, September 2018

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