Two UK premieres of immersive live performances will be presented at Barbican's Milton Court Concert Hall as electronic artists Dasha Rush and LCC join forces with visual collaborators Stanislav Glazov (Lichtpfad) and Pedro Maia on Wednesday 18 October. The evening has been curated by Estela Oliva who is presenting her new project Clon.
Russian-born Berlin-based artist, DJ and live performer Dasha Rush aligns her sonic talents alongside the visual prowess of Stanislav Glazov, also known as Lichtpfad, to present a piece entitled Antarctic Takt. This particular performance combines sound and images evoking the expansive sub-zero atmosphere of the Antarctic continent; vast sliver, computer generated landscapes accompany metallic frequencies and undulating rhythms. Rush has a history of electronic experimentations, harnessing synthesised sounds and techno production to create performances that encompass dance and visual elements. Glazov, also from Russia, worked in the VFX film industry before focusing on 3D graphics and VJ production, as exemplified in Antarctic Takt.
LCC are Ana Quiroga and Uge Pañeda, a duo from Asturias, northern Spain making their long awaited London debut in this appearance. Here they present Bastet, premiered recently at Sonar Festival 2017 and created in collaboration with Portuguese filmmaker, Pedro Maia. As a project Bastet – the name of an Egyptian goddess closely linked to music and female power - arrived firstly in the form of the second album released by LCC on Editions Mego. The eight tracks making up the release are a ritual study, tracing ancient rites to the modern realm through cinematic, spellbinding recordings. In taking the project to the stage Pedro Maia adds elements of his practice; exploring and expanding the aesthetic and technological possibilities of analogue film such as 16mm and 8mm material.
Barbican Milton Court Hall
Wednesday 18 October, 19:30h
Event page: Barbican
Produced by the Barbican in association with Clon
Supported by Goethe Institut
(Photos below by Ambra Vernuccio)