June’s event takes place down the road from Lighthouse at Otherplace at the Basement, and will be followed by a club night helmed by some of the most in-demand names on the European music circuit.
Lighthouse artistic director Juha van ’t Zelfde will be in conversation with three distinct and influential designers: architect, writer and researcher Joseph Grima, graphic designer and researcher Simone C. Niquille and textile designer Yemi Awosile. The second half of the evening will feature live performances by three of the most innovative and radical music producers today: Vessel, Lotic and Arnod Vorrzpkngrrr.
ABOUT THE GUESTS
· Simone C. Niquille is a graphic designer and researcher whose work addresses issues including facial recognition, identity politics and data collection. She is scientific director of White Hole exhibition space and writes a column on technology, body modification and privacy for Sang Bleu.
· Joseph Grima is currently director of the Ideas City program at the New Museum in New York and co-artistic director of the first edition of the Chicago Architecture Biennial, The State of the Art of Architecture, inaugurating in October 2015. He also teaches at the school of architecture in Genoa, Italy.
· Yemi Awosile studied at the Royal College of Art in Textiles Design, graduating in 2008, before setting up a textile and materials studio. In 2014, she exhibited ‘Acoustic Textiles’ at the Southbank Centre, interactive textiles that gave form to a soundscape by artist Emeka Ogboh, taken from a series of field recordings of Lagos, Nigeria.
· Vessel is the pseudonym of electronic artist and producer Sebastian Gainsborough. After rising to prominence in 2011 through acclaimed releases left_blank and Astro-Dynamics, in early 2012 he signed with Tri Angle Records (home to Holy Other, Clams Casino and The Haxan Cloak) to release his debut album, Order Of Noise. Taking influence as much from the bass heavy heritage of the city around him as from sounds emerging far further afield, Seb creates exciting, unclassifiable music.
· DJ and producer Lotic (aka J’Kerian Morgan) originates from Texas, but today operates out of Berlin. In recent years he has evolved into one of the most original voices in Berlin club life and is currently resident at the city’s famed Janus parties. His Berlin-via-Houston sound is described as “an apocalyptic mix of haunting synth melodies, destructive beats, and skewed experimental electronica”.
· At each Progress Bar, Lighthouse presents an up-and-coming producer from Brighton for musical support. This month is the turn of the collective Arnod Vorrzpkngrrr, who intend to test the venue’s soundproofing with some “riffy groove and sonic extremes”.
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