Read a review of this event by Niki Russel http://furtherfield.org/features/reviews/syndrome-30-post-human-gospel
With the third phase of Syndrome, the programme enters a world of techno-genetic, post-human encodings of emotion, hope and being.
We launch this phase with a series of newly commissioned performances from artists working at the edges of their media, and their humanity to create new forms to worship and new routes to spirituality.
feat. T C F / Lawrence Lek & Sion Parkinson / Outift / + Hive DJs
* **T C F live AV set *TCF is the moniker of Norwegian contemporary artist and musician Lars Holdhus. His work explores themes of code, cryptography and musical composition through the use of visual, sonic, built and written concepts. Holdhus creates a world that draws references from musique concrete, hardstyle, hardcore, poetry and digital artifacts.
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“this could … be called the definitive release of 2014. Within 40 far too short minutes, Holdhus has metabolized every vantage point and inquiry of modern society, splicing and combining the hot button topic of surveillance with the “highbrow” notion of the post-human ecology of our known world.” Tiny Mix Tapes
**Lawrence Lek and Sion Parkinson A new commission developed as on residency at Syndrome by these two pressingly cool artists in new media, voice and performance. Lek will be creating a virtual reality imagined interior of Liverpool’s Anglican Cathedral, and Sion Parkinson will respond and perform within this interior with his unique combination of sound and affected poetics.
*Lawrence Lek is an artist active in new media, sculpture, installation, architecture, and cultural criticism. He is resident artist at The White Building, London, and featured as part of Syndrome’s CONTROL show, back in June.
*Sion Parkinson is an artist, writer and performer. Listen to This Hole Thing https://soundcloud.com/sionparkinson/this-hole-thing
**Outfit: SHRINE A live performance, installation and guided mediation, drawing on and taking you to a sparkly, technoutopia. *Outfit are a great pop band, who also produce film, installation and performance. They toured with Mercy’s Electronic Voice Phenomena theatre show in 2013, and their new album is due out this year.
++ Hive DJs Techno-Genesis Set
PHASE 3 OF SYNDROME IS PRESENTED IN PARTNERSHIP WITH THE SKINNY
SYNDROME is a collaborative programme by Mercy and The Hive Collective, funded by Arts Council England, and Liverpool City Council, and supported by FACT