Emblematic of the diy spirit that colors Palestine’s various musical subcultures, Exist is a homegrown, self-funded project. We aim to maintain the autonomy of the project by curating its events and contributors in the most close-to-home kind of way. So the events and artists that we’ll be hosting are each funding the completion and success of Exist in their own way, as well as contributing to the longevity and sustainability of the Palestinian sound subculture. We thank them wholeheartedly for their care and generosity.
Some of the main principles we uphold include resistance to homophobia, and the ongoing colonization of various parts of the world by state actors or multi-national oligarchs. In turn, we think that this colonization leaves no one free, and that it especially targets communities (human and non-human) that are most marginalized by capital and historical racial and ethnic structures.
The ways in which we aim to uphold these far-reaching principles is by specifically inviting artists who tackle these issues in their work and offering them our platform. We also call on all participating artists to uphold Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions guidelines, as stipulated here.