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audiovisual installation + collaborative performances. in pursuit of transcendent experiences through mediated ritual spaces.

Human Nature

Elevate Arts Residency

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A digital AV installation created as Artist in Residence for Elevate Festival. Exhibited in the caves of Schlossberg in Graz, Austria – forming a ceremonial experience combining site, subject and media.

Reflecting on the subjectivity of truth and value through the objective gaze of a networked Artifical Intelligence – drawing a parallel between the hidden aspects of our personal and global natures – humanity’s shadow reveals a chaotic and fluid state of being.

Sound design: Androula Kafa.

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Regeneration Meditation

19

A reconstitution of fragmented observations in render processes. Skeleton frames and pixelated cells traverse in new dimensions, layering micro and macro in fractured definitions.

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TIDE

Yard Residency

16

An original AV performance by Ouroboros for The Yard Residency in Limassol, Cyprus.

TIDE is a multi-disciplinary exploration of time as duration – examining the friction or flux between stasis and kinesis. TIDE creates an environment where the effect of time becomes perceptible, and the connection of memory and experience is made tangible through movement.

Performance & Audio: Nikolas Kasinos

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Genesis

Machine Woman

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A conceptual odyssey in which atomic and cosmic matter coalesce, following conception through a womb-state; forming an audiovisual experience with Machine Woman‘s expansive journey in experimental electronic sound. 

UK tour dates supporting Raime at Dundee Contemporary Arts Centre, Pins at London Roundhouse and Salford Bunker in Manchester, Esben and The Witch at the Glasgow School of Art.

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Osmosis

The Hics

16

Abstract visuals for The Hics US tour supporting BAS. Movement of light and symbolic colour produce a hypnotic and soothing effect to match the mesmerising musical landscape. Shifting between micro and macro states; at once cellular and universal.

Nereus

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An immersive video installation room by Ouroboros for Liber Null: Trinity exhibited at Arena in Berlin. Amorphous forms of voluminous cloth drift through an endless underwater landscape, clouding an ambiguous figure. In Greek mythology Nereus was the old man of the sea, a shapeshifter, who spoke with a prophetic voice.

Acephalous Monster

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Visual design of typography for projected titles, scenographic lecture and word-virus for UK/Europe tour 2019. Also presented as entrance and exhibited in documentation for Ron’s solo retrospective ‘Queer Communion’ at Participant Inc. NYC, Feb–April 2021.

Acephalous Monster is performance by Ron Athey with projections, readings, lectures, appropriated text and sound; influenced by collage, cut-up techniques and automatic writing. Largely inspired by the secret society of Acéphale, Andre Masson’s design of a mascot, and parallel making: pre-Occupation 30s Paris with pre-Operation Spanner UK, the work is an attempt to make sense of a current reality where neo-fascism is mutating, creeping, and marching.

“The themes of mythology are not just archaic knowledge — they are living actualities of human beings.” Dionysus vs. The Cruficifed One, from P-Orridge’s Esoterrorist.

Ron Athey is an iconic cultural figure who started in performance in early 1980s LA. Best known for his boundary-pushing body mutilations, Ron Athey has been pursuing the transcendent and sublime through performance for more than three decades. Athey’s work invents new forms of ritual and celebration, conjuring the sacred as an antidote to the empty individualism of contemporary life, and pushing towards the merging of humans and gods.