Rusalka (Kanada/ Canada) = Kate Rissiek
HuxDexAA (Slovenija) = Aphra Tesla & Neven M. Agalma
Rusalka – Kate Rissiek is an artist based in Vancouver, Canada who has performed under the name Rusalka since 2007. Employing theremin and other electronics, Rusalka achieves visceral and, at times, abrasive sounds in her exploration of subconscious states and the dark recesses of human nature. A struggle between filth and transcendence occurs which stirs together crude electronics and an ethereal electromagnetic grasp for emergence. Her recent work often features subtle, yet profound, shifts in mood, timbre, and focus demonstrating a fervent refusal to clearly delineate between introspection and observation.
MK9 is a sound and visual therapy project by Michael Nine from California. This ongoing endeavor seeks to understand the irrational nature and motivation of the human species. Performances include pre-constructed sound as well as live frequency creation. Expression will occur with audio-video reporting. Material will include observed social actions and behaviors. At times our evolution stands still and becomes a counter productive mire of redundancy and backwards progress. It can be a very small isolated window each of us looks from, out into a much larger space of existence. Video, voice, sound and handouts will be offered.
HuxDexAA – duo project of Aphra Tesla & Neven M. Agalma – is a sound-performative entity, the topology of the knot of the voice and the sound. On one side the voice – as untangible and acousmatic, whithout the source, without the location – not on the side of language nor on the side of body. On the other side the sound – as scratch, noise, the cut in what we hear – that is uncontrollable, unpredictable and comes from non-organic material forms. /…HuxDexAA/. Sonority coming from both sides never finalizes the the path to come together. Thus, the sonority reaches out to – and at the same time – hides away the object of voice/ sound. In this field word/ silence and voice/non-sound emerge. …AA