On the evening of Friday, October 1st, we are delighted to present via our Twitch channel live-stream and prerecorded performances of voice/visual artist Ami Yamasaki (JP), multimedia artist/musician Laura Luna Castillo (MX), composer/artist Hali Palombo (ORD), and experimental electronic musician Reon Moebius’ solo project Seagulls Died on Impact (CMH). The live-stream will begin promptly at 8:00pm. Donations of $5-$20 via paypal.me/thefusefactory are warmly accepted.
Our Frequency Fridays 2021-2022 season is supported by the Greater Columbus Arts Council, the Ohio Arts Council, the Columbus Foundation, and the SBA.
About the artists:
Ami Yamasaki is a voice and visual artist. She uses her ears, vocal cords and skin to perceive her own voice and the echoes it makes. Using a method similar to echolocation to recognize a space, she transforms this space through a type of acoustic shading. Through performance and installation she questions how the world is created. These questions also stem from her interest in quantum physics and her collaboration with scientists in this field. Asian Cultural Council (USA, 2017), Japan Foundation Asia Center (Philippines, 2018), Setouchi International Art Festival (2019). She will exhibit as part of “WAYS OF TELLING” (Tokyo Shibuya Koen-dori Gallery, 2021), and “KYOTO STEAM 2022 International Art Competition” (Kyoto Kyocera Museum of Art, 2022) and ” JAPAN. BODY_PERFORM_LIVE Resistance and resilience in Japanese contemporary art ” (Padiglione d’Arte Contemporanea, Italy, 2022).
Laura Luna Castillo is a multimedia artist and musician from Mexico. Exploring the mechanisms of memories, imagination and the perception of inhabited spaces through multiple angles and temporalities, Laura has developed different multidisciplinary projects, where materials and technologies coexist in the forms of audiovisual performances, objects, installations and interactive works. In 2016, she was a selected SHAPE 2016 artist (Platform for Innovative Music and Audiovisual Art from Europe) and presented several audiovisual and multimedia projects on different international festivals and residencies, such as MUTEK Montréal, Unsound Krakow, CYNETART (International Festival for computer Based Art) in Dresden, the Hello World Festival (Women and Digital Creativity) in Mexico City and two immersive 360 degree VR projects at EMPAC (The Curtis R. Priem Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center) at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in New York and at The Cube Fest 2019 at Virginia Tech, USA. She is currently based in Seattle, USA, where she is pursuing a PhD in Digital Arts and Experimental Media at DXARTS, University of Washington.
Hali Palombo is a composer and visual artist and podcast creator working in Chicago, IL. Crafting most of her music from a large personal library of CB and amateur radio recordings, Hali’s compositions also include morse code, wax cylinder samples, and field recordings she has taken at various midwestern points of interest. Her podcast, Unknown America, shines a light on pockets and people and places of America, past and present, that are overlooked, of interest, and of value. Her influences include Philip Glass, Jorge Luis Borges, and FermiLab National Accelerator Laboratory in Batavia, IL (she would like her ashes scattered there someday, hopefully not any time soon).
Seagull Died On Impact is the solo electric violin driven venture for multi-instrumentalist Reon Moebius: co-founder of the independent internet label Argali Records. Whether in front of a live audience or creating specific digital streaming content as prompted by the isolation brought by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic: the purpose of this project is to exploit those limitations. Inspired by pioneering examples of what King Crimson guitarist Robert Fripp dubbed: ‘Mobile Intelligent Units’: legendary synthpunks Suicide, the late Canadian violinist Nash The Slash, the electro cabaret of San Francisco’s Tuxedomoon, along with the drum machine powered ferocity of noise rockers Big Black and industrial metal duo Godflesh. None of these bands had by today’s standards the most sophisticated equipment, but were able to create their influential body of work in spite of such. Using loose structures, droning synthesizer bass, unrelenting drum machine beats, and effects laden echo-plex violin: Seagull Died On Impact brings the aforementioned elements and musical influences into a sleek, unpredictable and intensely direct form. A planned release of some sort is aimed to be put out through Argali Records some time next year.