High on Subversion


Three days of non-stop creativity

Fabrica Circus presents
HIGH ON SUBVERSION: game changers, change-makers and paradigm shifters.
23-24-25 March 2018

Conferences, workshops, exhibitions, projections, performances, music and non-stop creativity. Fabrica presents three intense days of subversion interpreted as thought, commitment, vision and human desire.
What does “subversion” mean today? Does it mean casting doubt or seeking new solutions? Can change come without subversion?

Art, design, film, advertising, food, politics, economics, architecture, media – these fields are all in play: more than 50 international guests will “subvert” your certainties with innovation, activism, progress, sustainability.

The list of change-makers invited includes: Alison Jackson, a contemporary artist who impersonates celebrities like Donald Trump and Lady Diana, “capturing” them in their private moments; Cameron Sinclair, head of social innovation at Airbnb; Eat grub, a brand that will delight us with insect-based snacks; Marco Cappato, spokesperson for Italy’s Radical Party and Luca Coscioni Association, who recently incriminated himself by declaring that he helped Dj Fabo reach Switzerland, where Fabo subsequently obtained assisted suicide; activist Liv Wynterwho precisely on 8th March turned down being appointed resident artist at the Tate to protest against the “invisible inequalities” within the famous British institution; and the director Jerome Clement Wilz who will present “Horse Being”, a documentary about Karen, a transgender former teacher, and her desire to turn into a horse.

HIGH ON SUBVERSION is a Fabrica Circus event, part of a continuous cycle of meetings on modern communication as well as a place of experimentation and cultural resistance that raises questions and focuses on “the art of doing”.


Whether you are a musician, designer, photographer, art director, video maker, writer, activist, or any other type of creative professional, this is the place for you!
Bring your work, your tools, your imagination and ability to get involved: the Fabrica team will be at your disposal and give you a chance to present your work.


2 P.M. — midnight

High on Moving Image
1st – Film screening 
2 P.M. – 5 P.M.

Just do it by Emily James
A brief history of Cuba in d minor by Emily James- 23min 08 sec
Silk road by Emily James – 1h 29min 26 sec
The luckiest nut in the world by Emily James- 22min 53 sec
Wag the dogma by Emily James- 28min 59sec


Hide Tide
5 P.M. – Conference

Thirza Schaap.
An artist and the author of “Plastic Ocean”. Arts project to create awareness of marine pollution seeking to reduce the amount of plastic getting into the oceans.



High on Climax
5 P.M. – Conference and film viewing

Emily James.
The director of “Just Do It” will present and her documentary work on climate activists in the United Kingdom.


High on Insubordination
6 P.M. – Conference

Liv Wynter.
British artist activist and writer. She was an Artist in Residence for the 2017-18 Training Program at Tate Britain and Tate Modern, but only a few days ago she resigned to protest against invisible inequalities within the institution.

Exhibition and workshop with Sisters Uncut and Kelsey Hollaback!


High on Occupation
6 P.M. – Conference

An international collective of artists that, through “subvertising”, call into question the corporate control of culture.

Workshop, exhibition


High on Mystery
7 P.M. – Conference

Crypto specialist and a person with a voice.



High Resolution
7 P.M. – Conference
Immo Klink.
Photographer and creative director. With his extensive range of photographic styles and disruptive visual language, Klink examines political and social issues of our time.



High Orbit
8 P.M. – Conference

Juan José Díaz Infante.
Mexican, director of the Ulises I satellite mission and founder of the first satellite school.

Workshop and exhibition


High on Guerrilla
8 P.M. – Conference

The Center for Political Beauty.
An assault team that establishes moral beauty, political poetry and human greatness. The group’s basic understanding is that the legacy of the Holocaust is rendered void by political apathy, the rejection of refugees and cowardice. It believes that Germany should not only learn from its history but also take action.



Official Opening9:00 P.M. – Slam Jam Opening words for Fabrica Circus 7 x 24 x 365

High on Moving Image
2st – Film screening 
9 P.M. – midnight

Just do it by Emily James
A brief history of Cuba in d minor by Emily James- 23min 08 sec
Silk road by Emily James – 1h 29min 26 sec
The luckiest nut in the world by Emily James- 22min 53 sec
Wag the dogma by Emily James- 28min 59sec


High Fidelity
9:00 P.M. to midnight – Electronic Music

One of the most exciting DJs and producers from Berlin. Over the last few years, Ziúr had been combining different textures and rhythms creating a type of unique experimental dance music.

Coucou Chloe.
French experimental vocalists and producer from the contemporary London scene. His song “Doom” is part of the soundtrack of Rihanna’s “Fenty x Puma” show presented in September 2017 at the New York Fashion Week.

DJ, rapper, producer, remixer, actor, writer and radio speaker. Stiv boasts all-round artistic experiences. A fast-paced, spontaneous musician with a quick joke, she enchants the dancefloor with playlists as articulated as her career.

SATURDAY 24.03.18
From 10:00 A.M. to midnight

High on Moving Image
10 A.M. – 11 A.M. Film Screenings

Blindwiki by Antony Abad – Venice Biennale 2017 – 25min 55sec



10 am to 11 am: Andrea “Eko” Maragno (JoeVelluto), “Subversive Meditation”. Outside Garden
10 am to 3 pm: Juan José Diaz Infante, “How to build your own satellite”
10 am to 1 am : Thirza Schaap, “Shoot your own waste”
11am to 12pm: “Brandalism and Subvertizing” 12am to 2pm
: Sunflower, “Listening in circles”
12am to 1pm: Immo Klink, ” Visual political strategies. How to shoot (images) and be political ”

High on Publishing
11 A.M. – Conference

Pedro Inoue, creative director for Adbusters magazine.  Graphic artist and designer, has collaborated with the likes of David Bowie, Damien Hirst and Ryuichi Sakamoto.

Workshop and exhibition 

High Vision
12 P.M. – Conference

Antoni Abad presents BlindWiki.
It is a network of geolocated audio recordings in which blind and visually impaired citizens, as well as sighted users and friends, share their discoveries through vocal posts using their smartphone.


High Feminism
12.00 P.M. – Conference 

Sisters Uncut.
British feminist action group that opposes cuts to UK government services for victims of domestic violence. Its gender inclusion policy aims to organize itself in a non-hierarchical way and is based on consensus.

Workshop with Hollaback! and Liv Wynter 

High Digestibility
12:00 P.M. – Conference and Tasting Session 

Eat Grub.
Sustainable food brand that aims to revolutionize Western food culture by introducing insects as an integral part of it.


Portfolio Review

1:00 P.M.- 3:00 P. M.

Round table
2:00 P.M. – 3:00 P.M

“Are all our actions political?”
With Cameron Sinclair, Sunflower, Kelsey (Hollaback!), Jacques Rosselin, Immo Klink.


High Performance 
1:00 P.M. – 3:00 P.M. Concert

– Omar
– Noah & The Soultellers
– Adama Diomande
– Modou Saidybah


High Journalism
3:00 P.M. – Conference

Jacques Rosselin.
“Media engineer”, founder of numerous news media and director of EFJ, a school of digital journalism based in Paris and Bordeaux.


High on Interaction
3:00 P.M. – Conference

Horst Hörtner.
Media artist and researcher. Expert in Human-Computer Interaction, he is co-founder and director of the Ars Electronica Future Lab, the laboratory and artistic-scientific think-tank of Ars Electronica, whose projects reflect on future scenarios and their meaning for our society.

High Economy
4:00 P.M. – Conference

Giacomo Zucco and Marco Amadori.
Bitcoin experts. Giacomo Zucco, one of the leading exponents of the sector, defines himself as “Bitcoin Evangelist, Technology Consultant, Libertarian Activist, Nerd”. Marco Amadori is CEO of Inbitcoin, the first fintech startup dedicated to the development of products and services for the use of virtual currency.


High Voltage
4:00 P.M. – Conference

Marius Grell.
“Artivist” who tries to transfer his creative ideas into reality, working above all in Germany and Turkey. Since 2014 he has collaborated with the Center for Political Beauty and since 2017 he takes part in actions on how democracies should manage dictatorships.

High Nomadism
5:00 P.M. – Conference

Erik Hölperl.
Describes himself as a handyman. The photographer, director, activist and extreme athlete works and travels around the world with his trailer that has turned into a fully self-sufficient office and a wheeled home.


Alto Odio
5:00 P.M. – Conference

Kyrre Lien.
Norwegian photo-reporter is known for “The Internet Warriors”, a documentary about online hate fomenters.


High Evolution
6:00 P.M. – Conference

Manuel Beltran.
Artist and founder of the IOHO (Institute of Human Obsolescence), aims to clarify our role in the big data industry.

High Solidarity
6:00 P.M. – Conference

Espacio del Inmigrante.
A group of independent people in Barcelona who, faced with the situation generated by changes in social and health laws, has organized to provide a space that welcomes people who are in difficulty because of their legal, economic, social or administrative situation.

High Welcome
7:00 P.M. – Conference 

Cameron Sinclair.
A lead for social innovation at Airbnb and founder of Small Works. An experienced architect, he has dedicated his career to social and humanitarian design, developing projects for refugees in Jordan and urban planning projects in Kabul, Afghanistan and the US-Mexico border.


High Irony
7:00 P.M. – Conference

Yi Fei Chen.
A conceptual designer from Taiwan who currently resides in the Netherlands. Cultural hacker, alternative explorer and creative strategist, expresses itself through projects with a mechanical and ironic language, but at the same time profound and sensitive.

High on Counterfeiting
8:00 P.M. – Conference

Top Manta, a brand founded by street vendors of Barcelona with the intention of eradicating the phenomena of counterfeiting and abusiveness.

High on Why(s)?!
8:00 P.M. – Conference

M Wingren.
A former interaction designer at Fabrica, and current masters candidate studying Sound in New Media / Human Neuroscience and Technology.

Brains and culture operate in a feedback loop, each influencing the other.
There are things that are true at some times and not others. We sometimes make believe fake things are true – like money and gender.



High on Performance
8:00 P.M. – Performance

Liv Wynter presents a performance piece “House Fire”

British artist activist and writer. She was an Artist in Residence for the 2017-18 Training Program at Tate Britain and Tate Modern, but only a few days ago she resigned to protest against invisible inequalities within the institution.


High Fidelity
9:00 P.M. till late – Transgressional music

DJ and producer who grew up in Houston, Texas, has evolved in one of the most original voices of the club life of Berlin in recent years.

Duo who founded his own report on the search for beauty and diversity through music.

With a background that ranges from DJ work on brain research, from writing for the Google spider entertainment teaching in prison up to sing in a cover band Rihanna, M is interested in how culture relates to what which it itself creates.


SUNDAY 25.03.18
From 10:00 A.M. to midnight

High on Moving Image
Film Screenings
10:00 A.M. – 11:00 A.M. and during evening concerts

Horse being (Etre cheval) by Jerome Clement Wilz – 01h 03m
Odezenne – November by Jerome Clement Wilz – 3min 08 sec
Odezenne – matin by Jerome Clement Wilz – 4 min 28 sec
Brutuss64 – leaving the ghost boat by Jerome Clement Wilz – 4min 10 sec
Printemps by Jerome Clement Wilz – 27min 13 sec



10 am to 11 am: Andrea “Eko” Maragno (JoeVelluto), “Subversive Meditation”. Outside Garden
10 am to 1: 00 pm: Adbusters, “How to build subversive memes”
11 am to 1 pm: Kyrre Lien
11 am to 1 pm: Marius Grell
12 am to 2 pm: Sisters Uncut, ” Feminist Activism ”
12: 00-14: 00: Sunflower, Hacker,” Listening in Circles ”
13: 00-14: 00: Erik Hoelperl,” Van Life & Digital Nomadism ”


High on Piece
11:00 A.M. – Conference

Annelys de Vet.
Dutch designer and initiator, head of the Masters in Design of the Sandberg Institute, founder of the “Subjective Atlas” and “Disarming Design from Palestine” editions, a design label that develops and presents a series of products of inspiration coming from Palestine.


High Energy
11:00 A.M. – Conference

Arne Hendriks.
Dutch artist, researcher and historian. His study “The Incredible Shrinking Man” proposes to shorten the height of the man by 50 cm to reduce the resulting energy consumption.


High on Neoliberalism
12 P.M. – Conference

Ruben Pater.
Designer and researcher based in Amsterdam. With “Untold Stories” he works on independent and collaborative projects halfway between journalism and graphic design.


High Atmosphere
12:00 P.M. – Conference

Julien Cantegreil.
An amateur diver, a pilot and a space activist.
With degrees in economics, philosophy and jurisprudence, he was a university professor, chief editor of the leading French journal of philosophy of law and author of the speeches of the French minister of economics and finance. He is currently CEO of OURSPACE LABS and president of AsterIdea. Cantegreil is a young leader of the French American Foundation and a Fulbright Fellow.

High Fidelity
1:00 P.M. – 3:00 P.M. DJ Set

Isa Air.
Parisian DJ, art director and environmentally conscious entrepreneur, with a minimalist, nomadic yet stylish lifestyle.

Portfolio review
13: 00-15: 00


Round table
14: 00-15: 00
“Art and Subversion”
With Manuel Beltran, Marius Grell, Jerome WIz, Fabien Pisani, M

Haute Couture
3:00 P.M. – Conference

Elisa Van Joolen.
An expert on the fashion systems, her approach to fashion design is characterized by intervention and reconfiguration strategies. His projects often reflect specific social contexts and emphasize the relational aspects of clothing, subverting production processes.

High Flows
3:00 P.M. – Conference

Laura Garciandia.
Journalist and producer of audiovisual media, was born in Havana, Cuba. Her passion is journalism for social purposes and activism for the rights of migrants in Latin America.

High on Freedom
4:00 P.M – Conference

Marco Cappato.
Politician, an exponent of the Radicals and of the Luca Coscioni Association. As a gesture of civil disobedience aimed at obtaining the legalization of euthanasia, he recently declared himself to have helped Dj Fabo to reach Switzerland where he obtained assisted suicide.


High Collaboration
4:00 P.M. – Conference

Talking Hands.
It is a project that aims to create a path of integration aimed at asylum seekers and refugees, combining manual activity (preparatory to work insertion but also artistic expressiveness) with the story of its own history, of the country of origin, travel and aspirations.


Alta Revolucion Siempre
5:00 P.M. – Conference

Fabien Pisani.
The founder of the Musicabana Music Festival and promoter of the historic concert “Major Lazer” which in 2016 in Havana has seen half a million young people participate. He is also the founder of Zafra Media, a digital portal on Cuban culture, and Zafra Jams, an Afro-Cuban electronic music festival held weekly in Havana. Pisani produced the film “7 Days in Havana” (Un Certain Regard, Cannes, 2012) and is currently working on numerous television and film projects.

High Against Harassment
5:00 P.M. – Conference

Hollaback Molestia!
A global movement that combats harassment. They work together to understand the problem, ignite public conversations and develop strategies that guarantee fair access to public spaces. They exploit the same spaces – online and on the street – in which harassment occurs creating a community of resistance.

Workshop with Sisters Uncut and Liv Wynter 

High Imagination
6:00 P.M. – Conference and film screening

Jerome Clement Wilz.
The director who will present “Horse Being”, a documentary about Karen, transgender and former teacher, and her desire to turn into a horse. A poetic reflection on humanity, gender, life and nature.


High Science
6:00 P.M. – Conference

Rachael Howard.
A former biologist and entrepreneur. He has extensive and in-depth experience in the natural sciences (botany, oceanography, microbiology, biophysics, biogeochemistry and satellite modelling) and humanities. She has been an activist since her youth and writes about fiction and non-fiction on social issues related to contemporary life.

High on Voyeurism
7:00 P.M. – Conference

Alison Jackson.
A contemporary artist who explores the cult of celebrity, an extraordinary phenomenon created by the media, advertising industries and public figures themselves.


High on Performance
8:00 P.M. – Performance by Jérôme Clément-Wilz

A horse inside of me.
Jérôme Clément-Wilz works around new ways to approach ritual. With such element as fetichism, power subversion, he rides human ponies and fucks cops in the ass.

Artists: Jérôme Clément-Wilz and Ugo Nardini. Poney: Karen
Location: AGORA

High Fidelity
8:00 P.M. to midnight – Concerts

Zafra Jams Party directly from Cuba, Music Afrocubana Electronics (edited by Fabien Pisani), from 20:00

Djeff Afrozila
African talent that mixes Afro music with tech sounds and soul vibrations, Djeff Afrozila loves to break down the barriers of musical genre.

In his sets, Dede combines House, Techno and Afrobeat. From Lisbon to Lagos, from San Francisco to Berlin (where he lives), his music has gained the attention and respect of dancers and promoters. He is currently working on his first release.

Ernesttico + Ckes Falou + Giatamuta Giatà
Ernesttico, percussionist known for his style of execution that combines drums, vocals and electronic instruments. Among the artists with whom he collaborated Pino Daniele, Jovanotti (by Ernesttico the percussions of the song “The Navel of the World”), Raf, Eros Ramazzotti, Gloria Estefan, Pat Metheny, Giorgia, Noa, Hevia, Renato Zero, Zucchero (of Ernesttico the percussion of the song “Baila Morena”).

Ckes Falou
Falou starts playing percussion since he was a child. Djembè is the instrument with which he plays in many traditional ceremonies in Senegal and Guinea Conakry.

Giatamuta Giatà
Percussionist, DJ, educator and performer. He studies percussion in Brazil, Cuba and Africa. He founded the Bloko Maranhao, an Afroblock batucada, the first in Italy of its kind.

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€ 10 for one day
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