Tuesday 18 June 2019, 7.30pm
bod [包家巷] is an audiovisual artist from Tucson and based in Berlin who has released on ZOOM LENS, Quantum Natives, Knives and most recently Danse Noire. Their work can be generalized to be theoretics on the technological and psychological, while individual units of releases and performance move deeper into the ever dissolving boundary between art and the rest of life. Most recent focus has been on sound artworks, but in the past bod produced as a typographer and a photographer.
"Built upon models seen in underground music as well as institutional art, the synthesized work of Tea Strazicic(Flufflord) and Nick Zhu (bod [包家巷]) is live coordination between imagery and sound. An intimate relationship is compiled between both aspects of the primary sensory impact of technology in order to publicly study and reveal aspects of the artists and their relationship to each other as well as digitalism." - Supynes Festival
bod talks inspiringly about their/art in general, on platforms across the spectrum. bod's philosophies tend towards approaches of conceptual art which translates to a vivid, hyper colour and generous sensory experience. bod uses multiple similar pseudonyms across their output, and is focused on performative sound works right now, though continues to maintain several online visual platforms for digital/web art.
Lawrence Lek is an artist, filmmaker, and musician based in London who works in the fields of virtual reality and simulation. He builds site-specific virtual worlds that integrate gaming software, 3D animation, installation and performance. By situating nonhuman characters and fictional artists within alternate versions of real places, his work reflects the impact of the technology on the politics of creativity.
His recent projects and exhibitions include: AIDOL 爱道, Sadie Coles HQ, London (2019); AI: More than Human, Barbican Centre, London (2019); 2065, K11 Art Space, Hong Kong (2018); Nøtel (with Kode9), Stroom Den Haag, Netherlands (2018); Play Station, Art Night, London (2017); Hyperpavilion, Arsenale Nord, Venice (2017); Geomancer, Jerwood/FVU Award, London (2017); The New Normal, UCCA, Beijing (2017); Glasgow International, Tramway, Glasgow (2016); SeMA Biennale Mediacity Seoul, Seoul Museum of Art, Seoul (2016); Secret Surface, KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin (2016). Lek is represented by Sadie Coles HQ, London.
Jaeho Hwang is a London-based, South Korean composer and visual artist inspired by the Buddhist concept of impermanent selfhood, his first EP combines dark, industrial club beats with traditional Korean instruments and samples. He explores his sense of identity in the digital age as refracted through the Buddhist concept of anatta, or non-self—the belief that there is no unchanging, permanent soul or essence in living beings.
Jaeho draws from the dark, stuttering beats from London’s experimental club scene—harsh industrial sounds recall no-wave’s minimalist deconstruction. His use of traditional Korean instruments within this context, like the piri bamboo flute, or the stringed kayagum, recast traditional textures into modern form. On Sad Relationship, Jaeho samples the famous 80s South Korean pop ballad of the same name. The song glitches like a memory, warped and torn by an electronic tumult, and haunted by the original’s sentimental melody.
He is a member of Chinabot that is a platform and collective created to change the dialogue surrounding Asian music. And he has been hosting his own radio show on 10Twenty Radio and Internet Public Radio. His show takes you on a journey through a range of genres from old Korean music to Experimental to Avant-Garde to Techno to Electro to Pop.