czirp czirp @ Salotto Vienna
Friday, January 16th 2015
Hui Ye (CN/AT)
Benjamin Tomasi (AT/IT)
SALoTTo VIENNA, Aspern Seestadt, 1220 Vienna (U2 Seestadt)
Fitting this dark time of the year, the theme of the night is based on the contrast of complete darkness and illumination. With the perspective of gradually longer periods of light and the awaking of nature the program seeks to dive into the black and celebrate a long night with installations, performances and a DJ set.
All artists works are characterized by digital aesthetics: Hui Ye as female composer of electronic music, Benjamin Tomasi as media artist and LUMISOKEA referring to elements of techno culture in their gripping light and sound performance.
The interventions are minimal in formal expression, yet reveal clearly the agency of cultural codes in the construction of communities and represent the experience of club culture as point of transgression.
LUMISOKEA, formed by Koenraad Ecker and Andrea Taeggi, play music that is both highly tactile and rich in texture, using a broad range of acoustic sources as well as electronic hardware. They create a gripping and introspective listening experience.
Musical influences range from dub to noise, traditional percussion musics from Asia and Africa, techno, musique concrète and contemporary classical music, while remaining focused on the key elements in their music: to induce trance-like states, to move bodies and to emphasize the tactile qualities of sound.
HUI YE (CN/AT)
HUI YE, born in Canton, China, works as a composer, video and sound artist in Austria and China. Active as musician since 1997 she has studied in China and at the University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna with Detlev Müller-Siemens. She continues her education in Digital Arts at the University of Applied Arts Vienna tutored by Ruth Schnell.
Her works have been shown at OCAT – OCT Comtemporary Art Terminal ShenZhen (CN), Brut Konzerthaus Vienna (AT) and Das Weisse Haus Vienna (AT) among other places.
She is member of the moment collective, Vienna.
BENJAMIN TOMASI (AT/IT)
Media artist BENJAMIN TOMASI articulates his artistic interests mainly through sonic and sculptural elements often implementing cycles of sound, sensory data, but also concrete materials.
As if mastering the art of alchemy Tomasi controls matter of various aggregates and fuses these with digital and electronic processes crating poetic mind games and plays with the senses.
He graduated in Fine Arts at the University for Applied Arts Vienna and had spent part of his studies in Listahískóli Ísland.