Gestures 01

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  • An unmissable journey where skin becomes canvas, faces melt and music will enrapture eardrums from the most unlikely of places. ┼┼┼┼┼┼┼┼┼┼┼┼┼┼┼┼┼┼┼┼┼┼┼┼┼┼┼┼┼┼ Tattooing will be reconfigured into music via flesh during a ritual by Servadio; French artist Olivier de Sagazan will disfigure and transform his face with paint and clay in a horrifyingly-transfixing meditation exploring the animal inside us all; artist Nick Tee will use pain and endurance to interrogate and unpick the prickliest of issues currently dividing populations across the planet; DJ and living-icon Dahc Dermur VIII will unleash his unique DJ-set that has enraptured audiences and made him a visionary and muse to the most aesthete and the Italian drummer, composer and musical experimentalist, Matteo Vallicelli, (active in Soft Moon, Smart Cops, Death Index) will be the bonding agent of it all through an abstract synth live set. ┼┼┼┼┼┼┼┼┼┼┼┼┼┼┼┼┼┼┼┼┼┼┼┼┼┼┼┼┼┼ ▌▌OLIVIER DE SAGAZAN Olivier de Sagazan is a painter, sculptor, and performer. He has since made over 100 performances in USA, China, India and Europe. In his existential performative series « Transfiguration », he builds layers of clay and paints on his own face to transform, disfigure his own figure, revealing a half human and half animal, who is seeking to understand his real nature. At once disquieting and deeply moving, this new body of work reveals the puppets and the puppeteer that we have inside of us. ┼┼┼┼┼┼┼┼┼┼┼┼┼┼┼┼┼┼┼┼┼┼┼┼┼┼┼┼┼┼ ▌▌BODY OF REVERBS B.O.R. is a post-tattoo practice started by Michele Servadio in 2014. B.O.R. contemporary ritual where tattooing turns into sound. B.O.R. is a sonified and amplified tattoo. B.O.R. is a technique of subjective reconfiguration through pain, sound and a permanent mark on the body. B.O.R. is a ritualistic tattoo practice, deviating from the normal tattoo shop, translating into a sign a process that takes place along several frequencies, manifesting itself in many dimensions. ┼┼┼┼┼┼┼┼┼┼┼┼┼┼┼┼┼┼┼┼┼┼┼┼┼┼┼┼┼┼ ▌▌MATTEO VALLICELLI Matteo Vallicelli is an Italian drummer and composer, best known as the live drummer of The Soft Moon, Death Index, and as a founding member of many renowned Italian punk bands. This winter he debuts his first solo project, Primo, on Captured Tracks. ┼┼┼┼┼┼┼┼┼┼┼┼┼┼┼┼┼┼┼┼┼┼┼┼┼┼┼┼┼┼ ▌▌DAHC DERMUR VIII His DJ sets are musical paintings set to performance bathed in Butoh against a framework of Japanese film noir utilizing elements of experimental techno, industrial soundscapes, power electronics, classical and electro... He has shared billings with the likes of Orphx, Phase Fatale, Rrose, Chorozon, Samuel Kerridge, Unhuman, Years of Denial and Ancient Methods and is an essential part of Kaos London and Khemia Records. ┼┼┼┼┼┼┼┼┼┼┼┼┼┼┼┼┼┼┼┼┼┼┼┼┼┼┼┼┼┼ ▌▌NICK TEE ascendence (monolith) it crawls, it wanders, it cuts, it shits, it bleeds. topple topple topple, whiteness comes crashing down. Nick is a live artist from Singapore based in London. His practice uses pain and endurance as a method for interrogating the politics of race, identity, immigration and ‘other-ness’ as a southeast Asian artist living within contemporary western society.
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