Event announcement: Ephemeral Ritual

February 2020

We would like to cordially invite you to our first public event. Please join us for an afternoon exploring our interest in non-western writing, noise created from order and big black things.

WAF GMBH presents


Qian Geng approaches calligraphy as a performative physical act, a raw collision of movement and the large-scale canvas. For his first ever performance in Germany, he will be accompanied by the floating saxophone/noise soundscapes of Wang Ziheng. Together, they will commune with their audience in a powerful, ephemeral ritual.

Sounds like the perfect sunday afternoon to us. We collected further material about Qian Geng in the event's Are.na channel. David Wallraf (Noisexistance) will provide further curatorial context during the event.

Shirt release

On the occasion, our in-house label SEGMENT will release a collaborative shirt. It has no sleeves, but a large-scale print celebrating Qiang Geng's brutalist calligraphy. There will be excellent drinks and bites, as well as DJ sets after the performance.

Join us!

The event is enabled by our wonderful friends at Agency & and ISLAND Hamburg.

We would absolutely love to welcome you. Please bring your friends. Watch our social channels for further details and updates. Thank you!