As the opening concert for this years CTM festival Animals of Distinction, Fly Pan Am & United Visual Artists present their new musical-dance stageshow “Frontera” and local D/B faves Jasmine Guffond & Ilan Katin will perform their unique A/V live set.
In an era of aggressive nationalism and corporate mass surveillance, the human body has never been rendered so visible. Subjected to increasingly invasive forms of industrial-scale oversight and processing, bodies are perpetually monitored, defined, and captured. In “Frontera,” by Animals of Distinction with a choreography by Dana Gingras, nine dancers navigate spaces of inclusion and exclusion—their bodies mapped in high resolution, their destinies unresolved. Featuring light-based scenography by United Visual Artists (UVA), live music by Fly Pan Am, and field recordings by Godspeed You! Black Emperor’s Dave Bryant, “Frontera” asks what space remains for the unruly, ungovernable body.
JASMINE GUFFOND is a musician, artist and composer working at the interface of social, political and technical infrastructures. Focused on electronic composition across music and art contexts, her practice spans live performance, recording, sound installation and custom-made browser plug-ins. She has exhibited and performed live internationally, and has recorded music for the Staubgold, Monika Enterprise, Sonic Pieces and Karlrecords labels. Her work draws upon influences from experimental electronic, drone, techno and avant-garde music. Working with abstract sound as much as traditional musical forms, she translates data into deeply engaging compositions. Guffond will perform with live visuals by Ilan Katin.
Animals of Distinction, Fly Pan Am & United Visual Artists “Frontera” and Jasmine Guffond & Ilan Katin
Saturday & Sunday 25th and 26th January 2020 | Starts 20:00 CET
HAU2 | Hallesches Ufer 32 | 10963 Berlin
Image credit: Adrian Morillo