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  • Every 2 months, under the name 'extratonal special' the platform for extratonality will invite artists and thinkers to investigate particular extratonal themes and subjects in and around Varia. Our first special programme is dedicated to the (dis-)harmonics of waste. Discover your inner trash!

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    With renewed vigor, Extratonal Infrastructure returns with a fresh program for 2024 that continues to stretch musical paradigms. During our first event of 2024 we won't reveal all of our plans just yet, but rest assured: we will demonstrate the latest extratonal trends. Whether that happens with clarinet, drums, saxophone or rain, beautiful things await us!

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    Extratonality comes with many milestones. To celebrate one full year of extratonality at Varia, we're organizing a celibratory cabaret on the 14th of December. During this event we're going to look back at the many highlights of our programme this year and lay out our plans for 2024. There will be food, extratonal cake and short performances by several members of the extratonal community.

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    'Extravagant', 'extragalactic', 'extralogical' or 'extratonal'; by adding the prefix 'extra' we indicate something 'non-ordinary'. Get ready for another exceptional evening in Rotterdam Charlois with performances that go beyond our common understanding!

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    Extratonality not only transcends disciplines, but also understanding. The May edition of Extratonal Infrastructure is dedicated to the unknown and the elusive. With a program consisting of Colombian Cumbia and cutting edge experimentation this edition will prove to be another step towards extratonal synergy.

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    In our imagination everything appears different than it really is! This premise is a fundamental part of an extratonal understanding. In april extratonal infrastructure will once again invite exceptional artists to Varia in order to approach the concept of extratonality from even more unexpected angles than before. Put on your work and dancing shoes for an evening beyond your wildest imagination!

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    A Traversal Network of Feminist Servers (ATNOFS) is a collaborative project formed around intersectional, feminist, ecological servers whose communities travelled between each other in 2022 to share and extend their knowledges through live gatherings. From these six sessions, a publication gathering resulting materials, thoughts and reflections was made.

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    On April 4, 2022, after 32 years of existence, the Rotterdam Walk of Fame came to an end. The last sixty tiles of this well-known star sidewalk near the Metroplein and Ahoy were dismantled. Since then, Rotterdam has been missing one of its most noticeable landmarks. Fortunately, we managed to retrieve one of these special tiles. On July 8, at the start of the summer holidays, the tile of none other than Shrek will be reinstalled on the corner of Gouwstraat and Wolphaertstraat. Everyone is welcome at the green unveiling at 7 p.m. sharp. There will be snacks, drinks and music.

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    Juan Pablo will share his research on the Atlantis-2 submarine cable and its landing site in Conil, a small coastal town in the south of Spain filled with ruins of colonial and information infrastructures. Dachen Bao will share his research conducted as part of the self-organised collective 'Chongqing Work Institute'(重庆工作研究所). The second half of the gathering will open a space to collectively reflect on infrastructures as contentious production and mediation of reality, proposing a collective mode of research on media technologies that operates from a relational and networked proximity.

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