Tue 29 Oct 2019


Tue 29 Oct 2019
18.45 - 20.30
Pay What You Can

The work of our artists is valuable and our events cost money to produce, but we also want them to be as accessible as possible. Therefore, we offer you the opportunity to pay what you can for this event.

River Rooms
New Wing

DEFRAG returns for another series investigating the myriad ways that technology continues to change culture and society.

For the final event in this series, DEFRAG is partnering with the record label Hyperdub to discuss Ø, the label's experimental club night and artistic platform curated by Shannen SP and Kode9. Their unique monthly programme meshes music, art, technology and performance at Corsica Studios. We’ll be exploring how and why Ø has evolved, and consider: what next?

Running since the beginning of 2017, Ø serves as a hub for alternative futurisms via artistic investigations and world-building, where Artificial Intelligence, GPS coordinates and IMSI catchers have as much of a place as 20Hz sub bass. Artists have utilised a raft of new media to question a variety of contemporary social, political and technological issues such as full automation, racism, diaspora, Brexit, stop and search, migration and surveillance.

We’ll be exploring how and why Ø has evolved, and consider: what next?


Kode9 aka Steve Goodman is a DJ/Producer, artist and writer. He runs the record label Hyperdub and co-curates the Ø series of monthly events at Corsica Studios in South London. His book ‘Sonic Warfare’ was published on MIT Press in 2009 and with AUDINT he co-edited the book ‘Unsound: Undead’ for Urbanomic Press in 2019. In 2018/19, in London he has exhibited work at the Tate Modern, the Barbican and Arebyte gallery.

Shannen SP is the co-curator, alongside Kode9, and resident of London’s mid-week monthly Hyperdub event Ø, as well as a NTS Radio resident. As a DJ, her sets explore club sounds through an afro-diasporic lens, ranging from kuduro, gqom, batida, dark dancehall and more. While Shannen SP easily aligns with techno and dance music’s zeitgeist, she focuses on layering afro-polyrhythms with political narratives for a fierce, but entrancing and ritualistic dancefloor experience.