In a one-off collaboration, musicians Psychemagik and video artist Ari Russo will take you on a visceral journey through the unknown. The otherworldly sounds of Psychemagik will meet the hypnotic visuals of Ari Russo in a live, improvised performance titled ‘Cosmic Code’. The event will take place at Ace Hotel’s Miranda Bar, a creative space designed for live performances. In preparation, the artists have gone through 1,000’s of VHS tapes, laserdiscs, vinyl records and cassettes in search of the perfect sample. Unknown private press records from the 1970’s and 80’s will be mixed with more familiar sounds, whilst the visuals will combine sensory overload with stark, sarcastic footage. A live camera will capture video which will be processed in real-time using a programming code developed by Ari Russo. These three-dimensional visualisations will be led by the music, and projected back into the space, creating shadows that blur imaginary with reality. Far from a random arrangement, the performance will provide a film-like narrative held together by carefully selected music, found footage and audience participation.
The A/V show will coincide with an exhibition of screen prints produced specifically for this event by Commission, the designers responsible for Noncollective record label and Music From Memory artwork. These will be on display at the Gallery Bar of the Ace Hotel London from the 18th to 30th November 2014.
For more details on the show and artists, please download the Press Release