FOLD & Futur.Shock launch the second season of their in-house, multi-disciplinary arts programme Futur.Shock LIVE, exploring hyper-complexity, futurism, multiple perspectives, unconventional and futuristic thinking, absurdity & digital culture. Artists exhibiting include:
NIK COLK VOID // MIRCROCORPS (Alexander Tucker) // SASORAYE // SCALD & XENIA BLACK // PARKER HEYL // MACKENZIE VAN DAM // LOCKHART
Thursday 29th Sept 2022 @ FOLD London
The monthly event series, Strange Attractor, will continue Futur.Shock’s quest to dissect, explore, research and make sense of our recent confrontation with futurity, whilst helping us to understand more effectively and collectively our own creative adaptability rate.
Strange Attractor, is a term within physics & mathematics that describes the behaviour of chaotic systems. The term is synonymous with futurology and was referred to by Terrence Mckenna as the transcendental object at the end of time. This programme will embrace hyper-complexity, futurism, multiple perspectives, unconventional and futuristic thinking within differing communities and demographics as well as the politics of mental health, critique and existential risk. It will also continue their aims to facilitate cross-industry / cultural community building and collaboration.
Trans-disciplinary and experimental approaches to new media are at the heart of their programming. Curators, collaborations and artists will respond to this season’s overarching theme, Strange Attractor, but each month will also focus on its own theme that draws upon the subjects listed above. Season Two will be divided into two Volumes. Volume One will be programmed from Sept – Dec and Volume Two from Jan – June.
Live light activations, futuristic digital dystopian audio-visual performances and installations, Avant-Garde electronic music, Sound/Noise Art analogue and digital technologies will interact into coherent, dark and multi-sensory experiences attempting to confront the terrible foundations of being, and find meaning within absurdity.
Embedded within one of London’s most innovative underground clubs this highly charged live programme will create a new fertile environment for an experimental, audio-visual, multi-sensory, journey that will act as a type of transcendental mediator to “the future”, both psychologically, metaphysically, physically and digitally.
CONTRIBUTING ARTISTS – 29TH SEPT
NIK COLK VOID
Nik Colk Void is an electronic musician and artist with a vast reputation in experimental shapeshifting and collaboration. Her key instruments are voice, guitar, and modular euro-
rack systems, her compositional tracks lean towards techno, club, experimental and noise.
UK based, Void has produced eight acclaimed studio albums with her musical groups
Factory Floor (Gabriel Gurnsey & Dominic Butler), Carter Tutti Void (Chris Carter & Cosey
Fanni Tutti) and NPVR with the late Peter Rehberg, releasing via Mute, DFA, Blast First, Editions Mego and Industrial.
MICROCORPS is the new project by artist and musician Alex Tucker (Grumbling Fur,
Alexander Tucker, Imbogodom) exploring electronics, cello and voice. The debut release, XMIT – featuring collaborations with Gazelle Twin, Nik Colk Void, Simon Fisher Turner & Astrud Steehouder – is out now on ALTER.
Tucker’s ever-evolving sound world continues to unfold with harsh realms centered around
processed electronic systems, strings and vocal manipulations. MICROCORPS employs altered voices, sound synthesis and atomised beat constructions.
Ijeoma Uzoukwu is a non-binary, London-based Nigerian artist, making space for collective
introspection through performance, moving image and sound. Their multifaceted practice channels personal and speculative contributions to esoteric ontologies, and to the ancestral Ọdịnanị database of their Igbo heritage.
Holding an interest in the astrological and the metaphysical, their ritualistic work creates portals for social and political self-actualisation.
SCALD & XENIA BLACK
Scald is an audiovisual project from cross-disciplinary and experimental artist/DJ Derek Szeto aka Stormfield. Fusing electronics with live instrumentation, vocalists and live performers, he uses a variety of processes involving motion sensors, creative coding, hardware synthesis and gaming engines. Collaborations include Liam Noonan (SWARMM), The Seer, Luxul, Marco Donnarumma, Fret (Mick Harris), UKAEA, Fausten, Force Majeure and Slave2Society.
Xenia Black describes herself as a dance-floor experimentalist, Xenia began to develop her craft in the broadest spectrum of the discipline, exploring most sub-genres in between, primarily focusing on Ballet, Hip Hop, and Contemporary, where she could establish her most solid background.
Parker Heyl is a designer, roboticist, and teaching fellow at the Interactive Architecture Lab at The Bartlett in London. He creates digital/analog hybrids which emphasize the aura of physical objects and seek to emancipate digital data from the screen. His works voluntarily relinquish computerised regulation in favor of an analog aesthetic.
MACKENZIE VAN DAM
Mac Van Dam is an interdisciplinary designer based in London. He studied Bio-integrated Design at the Bartlett School of Architecture, UCL and has been a research member at the Living Architecture Systems Group at Waterloo University, Canada. Mac has been part of exhibitions at the Venice Biennale, the Lisbon Triennale and has worked with brands such as MB&F and artist Philip Beesley.
Club-kid turned techno upstart with a penchant for all sounds dark and destructive. Her involvement in London’s underground dance music community sparked her love affair with the decks. Lockhart’s swift mixing style showcases her artillery of blistering club tracks, brutalising techno and trance-informed melodies.
Season Two, collaboration teasers (A-Z):
Ivy Lab x Futur.Shock
Most Dismal Swamp x Futur.Shock
London Short Film Festival x Futur.Shock
Psyche Tropes x Futur.Shock
Décalé x Futur.Shock
DIY x Futur.Shock
Inkling Room x Futur.Shock