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Marija Bozinovska Jones transcends the limitations of language by visualising embodied forms of intelligence

Taking Natural Language Processing and search engine results as her raw material, artist Marija Bozinovska Jones gestures towards an interdependent conception of consciousness with image, movement and ritual. With Beginningless Mind, Marija Bozinovska Jones poses some fundamental questions, how do we know, how do we know that we know and, crucially,...

VTSS and Actual Objects blur together the digital and the physical in ‘Notoriously Fast’

Created at 180 Studios XR space at 180 The Strand, Actual Objects draw inspiration from Holy Motors and Under The Skin in a sci-fi horror thrill ride starring Martyna Maja, the artist known as VTSS. ‘Notoriously Fast’ is the latest excursion from producer VTSS into hell-for-leather, techno pop territory, arriving as the last of four emotive,...

Natália Trejbalová flattens out the Anthropocene in Isle Of The Altered Sun

Charting a non-linear chronology of a speculative future, multidisciplinary artist Natália Trejbalová envisions new forms of evolution on a flat Earth. In her canonical essay, ‘Tentacular Thinking: Anthropocene, Capitalocene, Chthulucene’, Donna Haraway poses the question: “What happens when human exceptionalism and bounded individualism, those...

Fact Mix 876: Snufkin

Snufkin races through a joyous sprint of grinning experimentation and unabashed fun, the perfect chaotic chaser to a long festival season. Amsterdam-based DJ, audiovisual artist and curator Snufkin takes their name from one of the central characters from Tove Jansson’s Moomin universe, an anti-materialist philosopher and vagabond with an...

Rustan Söderling finds folk horror in myth and modernity with Virus Meadow

Rustan Söderling follows the life cycle of a bewitched bio-mechanical entity caught in a complex interplay between modernity and mythology. Following on from a haunting procession through a post-apocalyptic landscape transfigured by remerging myths for VISIO’s Youth Grows Forever, artist Rustan Söderling envisions a fresh encounter with ancient...

DRONE OPERATØR unleash post digital free jazz chaos with Bot Møther

Art world provocateurs Paul Barsch and Tilman Hornig enlist the talents of CGI artist Darío Alva for a suitably surrealist visual for their exquisitely dissonant experimental jazz salvo. Breaking news! A dense cloud on the horizon heralds a fresh onslaught from that infamous swarm of free jazz killer bees, a new project from self-described “conceptual...

Fact Mix 875: KAVARI

A stark juxtaposition of comfort and discomfort, pleasure and pain, delicate and harsh from the Glasgow-based artist, DJ and producer. KAVARI’s performances and DJ sets strike a jarring contrast between gentle ambience and dark rhythmic energy. Born in Birkenhead and now based in Glasgow, KAVARI draws inspiration from drum and bass, industrial,...

VISIO & Rustan Söderling return to a world of myth in Youth Grows Forever

VISIO and Rustan Söderling lead us through a landscape of post-apocalyptic mythology, illuminated by fairy light. VISIO is the enigmatic musical moniker of multidisciplinary artist Nicola Tirabasso, a project devised while on retreat in Sibillini Mountains in Marche, central Italy. Tirabasso describes his latest album, Privacy Angels, as “a liminal...

Fact Mix 874: Cõvco

Cõvco describes her long overdue Fact mix as “an ode to honeys who go to the club to experience something unexpected.” London-based Congolese artist Cõvco is a fundamental thread through the fabric of London’s underground art scene. Cutting her teeth as a polymathic DJ notorious for cutting between genres with chaotic abandon, her early NTS...

Shuang Li & Osheyack reflect on the death of the image in ‘Still’

Multidisciplinary artist Shuang Li weaves together stock footage into glossy artificial textures, illuminating the flattened Vocaloid emotion of Osheyack’s astonishing ‘Still’. ‘Still’ is the astonishing centrepiece of Osheyack’s latest album for SVBKVLT, Intimate Publics, a haunting sonic assemblage of deep ambient rumble and the reverberant...

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