This February Graham Dunning returns to Berlin for another performance of his sensational Mechanical Techno project. A performance night exploring the boundaries where music and performance art meet. After a successful event as Part of CTM’s Vorspiel we are back with part zwei.
As an artist Graham Dunning make things in various different formats, but generally to do with either Sound or Found Objects. My background is in experimental music and this continues into the art I make and how I go about it. I use experimentation and play as a main part of my making process. Dunning also likes to set himself restrictions for my projects similarly to the way scientific experiments are conducted.
Noise – as unwanted sound like record crackle or tape hiss – often features in my work, and a visual equivalent in dirt, dust or decay. He often trys and repeat a visual process with audio, and vice versa. My work explores time and commemoration: how people store their memories, in personal archives – photographs, audio journals, post-it notes – and what becomes of those archives. I find discarded objects interesting in themselves, for the stories that they suggest or that can be read into them. Collecting things has always held a fascination for me, both to do myself and to look at the way others do it.
Japanese experimental synth duo formed in 2012 by Tommi Tokyo (synthesizers, drum machines and vocals) and Sayaka Botanic (violin, sampler and cassette tapes). Their early shows came as a shock to most spectators, non-stop waves of avant-garde noise, intensely emotional poetry reading and performance arts such as half nude live-painting.
Tommi Tokyo (DJ) and Graham Dunning Mechanical Techno LIVE
Friday 16th Febuary 2018 | Doors 19:00 Start 20:00
König Otto | Am Südhaus 3 | 12053 Berlin-Neukölln
Image credit: Graham Dunning (from the Monochrome Series)