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Lexachast
Institute of Contemporary Arts



A unique performance of the audio-visual collaboration Lexachast by Amnesia Scanner, Bill Kouligas and Harm van den Dorpel.

Using material algorithmically blended from online sources, the work’s sonic and visual montage references ‘the fallouts of avant-EDM and cyberdrone’.

Originally conceived as a performance between Amnesia Scanner and Kouligas at the ICA in 2015, Lexachast was later recreated with visual artist Van den Dorpel and extended into a 15-minute online-only audiovisual work. Since then, it has expanded into a live show that has been performed at Transmediale, CTM Festival and Unsound Krakow. A new version of Lexachast was released this year on Kouligas’ label PAN.
This event is programmed as part of Image Behaviour, the ICA’s annual convening dedicated to experiments in artists’ moving image, considering the intersectional, cross-disciplinary possibilities of the medium.

Amnesia Scanner are a Berlin-based music duo, performing arts group, experience design studio and production house, created by Finnish-born Ville Haimala and Martti Kalliala. Founded in 2014, Amnesia Scanner’s approach is informed by a unique perspective on technology and the way it mediates contemporary experience. System vulnerabilities, information overload and sensory excess inform their work, which has found a home in both clubs and galleries.

Bill Kouligas is a Berlin-based artist, designer and musician and founder of the multidisciplinary platform and record label PAN. Under several aliases, Kouligas has produced, composed and released electronic music for nearly 15 years and performed in venues including the ICA, the V&A, MoMA PS1, Volksbühne Berlin and Kammerspiele Munich, as well as at global festivals and clubs including Berghain, Mutek, Unsound, Transmediale and CTM. Kouligas has collaborated with artists including Seth Price, Paweł Althamer, Spiros Hadjidjanos, Mat Dryhurst and Nora Khan, among others.

Harm van den Dorpel is a Berlin-based artist. He programs complex information systems using insights from genetics and linguistics. He has exhibited at the New Museum in New York, The Ullens Center for Contemporary Art in Beijing, the Museum of Modern Art, Warsaw, and most recently, the Museum for Modern and Contemporary Art Seoul. Van den Dorpel is also co-founder of left gallery, which produces and sells downloadable objects.
 
08:00 pm
Sat, 16 Nov 2019
Theatre

£10 Full, £8 Concs/Green, £6 Blue Members. 

This performance includes strobe effects which may not be suitable for those sensitive to flashing lights.

This performance includes a haze effect.

This performance includes high volume audio which may not be suitable for those sensitive to loud sounds; earbuds are available from staff.

All films are ad-free and 18+ unless otherwise stated. Groups are advised to arrive early as seating is unallocated.

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