Thu, September 02, 2021
09:00 PM CEST
»You, Copiphora gorgonensis« is an hour-long meditative experience for online audience focusing on interspecies relationships, psychoacoustics and presence.
Over five stages, participants undergo a metamorphosis into Copiphora gorgonensis, a grasshopper-like insect that - despite 650 million years of evolutionary divergence - miraculously shares our human inner ear structure. Listening, insectoid body-modding and time travel are used to position the interconnected sounding present within the vastness of space and evolutionary time.
An online meditation for watching at home will be available, too.
MICHAELBRAILEY is an electronic musician, composer and curator based between Manchester (UK) and Hamburg (DE). His current work - often foregrounding text, screens and voices - filters contemporary anxiety through themes including genealogy, lossy data transfer, body tension, ecology, ekphrasis and Love.
Most recently, he has released EP 'the broken heart is more than a metaphor it is terraforming in action' on label Astral Plane Recordings, with accompanying music video premiered by AQNB. Other recent projects include the guided meditative experience 'You, Copiphora gorgonensis' commissioned by gallery FACT Liverpool and guitarist Callum Coomber, and the generative video piece 'THISPERSONDOESNOTEXIST' commissioned by composer-performers Bastard Assignments and made in collaboration with AI developer Laura Ibáñez.
Concept, script, audio/video, webpage, cover artMICHAELBRAILEY
Narration, electric guitar, dramaturgical supportCallum Coomber
Additional dramaturgical supportRosalind Ridout
Set-up diagramRyan Huff
Trailer participantsIrini Aravidou, Juan Manuel Jaramillo, Tam Thi Pham
Mon, August 23, 2021
12:00 AM CEST
Lichthof Theater, Mendelssohnstraße 15, 22761 Hamburg