Monday 6 January 2020, 7.30pm
The Demystification Committee and SKY H1 present a hybrid screening of the Demystification Committee’s debut short film INTERFACE CHAOS, featuring a live version of the film’s soundtrack composed by SKY H1 and performed by the artist on the night.
INTERFACE CHAOS LIVE opens with a live set from SKY H1, whose atmospheric, monastic compositions will set the mood for an improvised version of the film’s soundtrack, flowing over its translucent imagery.
"There's no script, just an act."
INTERFACE CHAOS explores nonhuman searches for survival through the stories of two entities coexisting in the archipelago of the Seychelles: money and a unique species of palm tree. In a world free of human activity each faces uncertainty in their particular way.
As the palm trees let go of security, becoming free to mark the archipelago with their mysterious fruit, money guards itself, leaving as few signs behind as possible. Of its vast, silent network, all that remains is dust and the hollow husk of past dealings.
DMSTFCTN studies the intensities of late capitalism.
Notable performances include CTM Festival 2020 at Berghain, Berlin, Borderline Festival 2018 at Onassis Cultural Centre, Athens, and Radical Networks 2018 at Spektrum, Berlin. In 2019, the German label Mille Plateaux released ‘Flash Demons’, a collection of their sound performances.
DMSTFCTN's first solo exhibition was held at Aksioma Institute for Contemporary Art, Ljubljana in 2020. Notable group exhibition include the 1st Porto Design Biennale, the 4th Istanbul Design Biennale, transmediale face value and at Fotomuseum Winterthur.
Their film work was recently screened as part of Hyperdub's monthly party Ø at Corsica Studios, AntiUniversity Now, London Design Festival and at Trust Berlin.
DMSTFCTN was the recipient of the 2017-18 Vilém Flusser Residency Program for Artistic Research supported by Transmediale and of the 2019 Design Systems Residency supported by Porto Design Biennale.
The Belgian producer SKY H1 debuted on Berlin's Creamcake Label in 2015, and soon after signed to PAN's sublabel, Codes, releasing the widely acclaimed 'Motion' EP.
The following year saw SKY H1 appear on PAN's 'Mono No Aware' compilation, which was trailed by remix work for HELM, and Soho Rezanejad.
Her ethereal performances have seen her programmed widely across Europe, and she has made a number of appearances in the US, Canada, Japan, China and Russia. Notable performances include CTM festival, Unsound, New Forms Festival, Centre Pompidou, Todays Art and Atonal.
tIncreasingly, SKY H1 has been performing in more versatile settings such as galleries and modular art spaces, and occasionally in collaboration with visual artists.