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    According to the meteorological calendar, March is the first month of the year. However, for extratonality there is no beginning or end. Like an Ouroboros, our efforts consume themselves, only to breathe new life into our expressions. This infinite alchemical cycle is present everywhere in the work of the artists we have invited for the 12th edition of Extratonal Infrastructure. Join them on their travels on the cosmic roundabout!

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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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    During the event, participants will share modest proposals for moving networks and political engagement away from toxic cloud environments. From Counter Cloud Action to Digital Discomfort and trans*feminist servers, the techno-disobedient practices they share will unsettle computationally mediated depletion, activating paths towards anti-colonial tech.

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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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    Calling all amateur, professional, and aspiring librarians (or anyone who wants to help out)! Librarian Swarm is a collective effort to turn a bibliography spreadsheet on Palestine into a free digital library for public self-education. This digital harvest will be hosted with open source software on several shadow libraries.

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    Get to know the Biotope of Charlois; from the rats in the Maas to the bats in your cavity walls. Together we will investigate how nature makes good use of Rotterdam's urban planning and technological infrastructure to make the city their home. Ecologist André de Baerdemaeker will guide us through Charlois and its surrounding area, from the derelict Wielewaal to the docks of the Waalhaven, to see what thrives between the asphalt and concrete.

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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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    Film Lab Palestine are not able to host their yearly festival this year; “Palestine Cinema Days”, so the film festival will instead be hosted all over the world through different groups. In an effort to amplify Palestinian voices, we are screening Stitching Palestine directed by Carol Mansour at 8:00 p.m. at Gouwstraat 3, Rotterdam.

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    HTML Zine Club is a workshop making a personal-scope of web publication. Webzines, like print zines, are personal, story-based publications, but can also be made interactive and nonlinear through code, using basic programming languages such as HTML, CSS, and a bit of JavaScript (if you like!). In this workshop, an artist Nami Kim will lead participants who have little to no coding experience on how to craft their own webzines, centred around programming with care.

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    Sometimes Not Available considers the need for interrelation and support for existing feminist server efforts, and for connecting around collective practices of developing, hosting and implementing tools and methods that reflect local needs, interests and conditions. On the 23rd of November, Inés and Martu from la_bekka will join us in discussing these matters.

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    Sometimes Not Available considers the need for interrelation and support for existing feminist server efforts, and for connecting around collective practices of developing, hosting and implementing tools and methods that reflect local needs, interests and conditions. On the 30th of November we will be joined by The Transfeminist Digital Care Network who will share their work.

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    During the second edition of the Extratonal Education workshop series, we explore the world of electromagnetic waves and their ubiquity in our lives, together with Mathias Hurtl (MTHS). After being introduced to special hardware and Software Defined Radio, participants will acquire radio signals from different frequency bands. The workshop is free; afterwards there is a vegan dinner.

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