‘Code’ by Berlin and L.A.-based artist Byrke Lou is the third LP curated and released by Research and Waves and ZCKR Records. For the record the artist presents a sonic translation of her sculptural work ‘.ctu_isbtm’. Encountered through ‘.fa’, a virtual sound synthesis system designed by the artist, as well as live-coding methods, the 3-dimensional objects are programmatically encoded within a language of pitches and rhythms that uses a set of cultural samples as a base for translation.
For the release of ‘Code’, Byrke Lou and Research and Waves developed an evening-long event at modular+ that blends exhibition, performance and music formats. Physical exhibits will be shown along a live set by the artist, dance elements and DJ-sets.
The record features a text by AGF : poemproducer and Graphic Design by Lucy Ross
www.poemproducer.com | www.sparelucy.com
www.researchandwaves.net | www.byrkelou.com
Byrke Lou [live+performance]
Byrke Lou is a transdisciplinary conceptual artist and physicist working on topics of digitization, transformation, VR, AI and epistemology. She has exhibited and performed internationally, at festivals and galleries such as Ars Electronica, Transmediale and CTM.
AriGato Melody [performance]
<Ariclenes Agostinho Garcia was born and raised in Angola and came to Berlin at the age of 10. He is a dancer, student and works with refugees.
In his work he brings together fashion, modeling and dance.
He was booked for shows like T.I.G.I, Vogue-Germany, Bread&Butter, CTM-Festival, Woman, Kinshasacollection, Vienna-Fashionweek, King-Kong Magazine, Vice Magazine Germany and many others.
He is a member of the House of Melody, and CEO of FutureV who work with queer refugees & friends and since 22nd of March he is the mother of the kiki house of Arise based in Berlin.>
Level Up [performance]
Mila Chiral [live+performance]
<Mila Chiral – the alter ego of the dancer/choreographer Anja Weber – compososes sounds and music as well as bodies and movements in time and space. In „Myriads of Memories“ audio recordings of a clarinet (thx to Evan Harris Foster!!!) meet analogue synthesizer’s and digitally produced sounds in a four-dimensional arrangement performed together with subtle body
movements and choreographic elements.>
Reka Zalan [DJ set]
<Always striving for deep moods built on impulsive rhythms, Berlin based REKA ZALAN creates an intense and energetic athmosphere incorporating booming kicks, gloomy vibes and hypnotic elements such as spoken words and repetitive details. She has been resident and co-host of Mensch Meier's event series “Kurz vor Weißensee” where she played alongside artists such as SLV (Soma Records, Virgo), Grand River (Spazio Disponibile, One Instrument) or Skymn (Hypnus Records) and collaborated with her musically like-minded friend Jamaica Suk in the scope of Suk's "Gradient Nights"- series' kickoff. Reka Zalan's DJ sets are moving between powerful techno grooves and spherical fields to get lost in and drift away to.>
* RAW [X,Y,0.75] is a collaboration between curatorial art collective Research and Waves and electronic music label ZCKR Records. The series of record releases aims to establish a showcase between contemporary art and independent music practices with a focus on experimental and conceptual uses of sound.
** Byrke Lou is a transdisciplinary conceptual artist and physicist working on the topics of digitization, transformation, VR, AI and epistemology. She has exhibited and performed internationally, at festivals and galleries such as Ars Electronica, Transmediale and CTM.
*** Research and Waves is a curatorial art collective experimenting at the intersections of curatorial work and artistic production. We examine the wave as a concept of continuous movement, an ongoing shifting of modes and perspectives, and a principle for experiencing and making art.