A Dead Language or A Living Culture
The extraction of logic
Entombed Media Consensus
TD's Paul Jamrozy will join a collective of artists, authors and activists at the event 'Agit Disco', playing the best political records ever cut
No More Coals From Newcastle: Test Dept At AV Festival
Luke Turner travels to the AV Festival in Newcastle and sees Test Dept make a powerful, moving statement about the end of the coal industry and Miners' Strike with a gigantic installation at Dunston Staithes on the River Tyne.
"It's one of the most emotionally draining and inspiring pieces of political art or music I've ever witnessed."
Test Dept returns with a world premiere for the closing weekend of the AV Festival in Newcastle, four nights of Thu 27 March – Sun 30 March 2014.
Viewed from boats on the River Tyne over three nights, the event marks the 30th anniversary of the Miners’ Strike.
Join us on Saturday 8 March for a day of celebration and inspiration, to mark the 30th Anniversary of this iconic event at the Rich Mix in London.
Bringing together film premiers, long lost archive, debate, discussion and entertainment to look back at a defining event in British history and at the strike’s relevance today.
Culture Shock: When Art and Politics collide (with preview of TD forthcoming book ‘Total State Machine’)
Screening of 'Fuel to Fight' TD Miners Strike National Tour short film.
Test Dept DJ set of Agitative Industrialism
Total State Machine will feature a wide range of texts from Test Dept allies, collaborators and writers, including Robin Rimbaud, Laibach, Stephen Mallinder (ex Cabaret Voltaire), Mike Pearson (Brith Gof), Alan Sutcliffe, Malcom Poynter, Jonathan Moore Marek Kohn and many more.
The introduction is by Alexei Monroe.