Lunchmeat Festival, an annual international festival dedicated to advanced electronic music and new media art based in Prague, has teamed up with Czech Centre London in order to promote three extraordinary online events. The first of them, Sam Rolfes’s bizarre 360°video, will be premiered on September 25th on the Youtube channel of the Fact Magazine, two audiovisual live acts of the Czech provenience - Ethno Service and NIVVA, will be streamed live on the Lunchmeat Festival and Czech Centre London Facebook pages. All three online events can be enjoyed for free.
25th September | Lunchmeat x Fact: Sam Rolfes 360° AV experience
1st October | Ethno Service & Štepán Marko AV live
3rd October | NIVVA AV live
Lunchmeat Festival and Fact Magazine join forces for an online event with acclaimed digital artist and director Sam Rolfes. The online performance is an audiovisual "tour de force" through his exceptional and extravagant mutant visual style, which you'll recognise from unmistakeable video and still image projects for artists including Amnesia Scanner, Danny L Harle and Caroline Polachek.
Sam Rolfes is a Chicago and New York based mixed-format digital artist and director who has been called "L’Enfant terrible of digital arts" by Clot Magazine. He uses the human body as a mark making device and underlying structure, crafting diffusive psychosexual worlds that sublimate space and identity. His work examines the mutability and malleability of flesh, incorporating surreal performances through the lens of contemporary portraiture. He has worked with Danny Brown, Rihanna and Squarepusher, as well as making live 3D visuals for Evian Christ, Mumdance, Lightning Bolt, and Teengirl Fantasy.
*** TO ENJOY THE 360° AV EXPERIENCE, YOU WILL NEED CARDBOARD VR GLASSES ***
1st October 2020, 8.30 pm BST / Streamed live on the Czech Centre London Facebook page
Co-organised by Czech Centre London
If you like techno tinted with a dubby atmosphere then look no further. Tracks by Ethno Service are filled with thrill, suspense and trippy haze, which create an amazing cinematic ambience. Despite their name, ES is not an ethno music cliché. It is proper heavyweight percussive dub from the jungle - where Mowgli would piss his pants and run away screaming - places with decent opium and streets with no name.
For the very first time Ethno Service will be accompanied by their own distinctive visuals, which develops their language even further. At the beginning there was the Dusk. The Dusk was a Haze. The Haze was a Sound. That was the beginning. Moments of strobe light, dripping from the ceiling. Over time, the first clusters of Latin information wrapped in Sanskrit robes began to form from Arabic numerals. With six-sided pressure, it first liquefied and later solidified. The primitive Artifact. There was a delicate movement on the temple floor. The small fossil card slowly slides toward the altar. Pure energy flows through the sonically engraved lettering. Ethno Service, at your service.
3rd October 2020, 5.15 pm BST / Streamed live on the Czech Centre London Facebook page
Co-organised by Czech Centre London
Virtual musician or digital being? Or both? NIVVA is a music/an artwork from Prague, Czech Republic. What sets it apart from other music bands is that the main face of this project is a digital avatar. NIVVA’s debut EP, called EASY, was released by Czech record label Bad Names (Margo, Sundays on Clarendon Road) in February 2020. Four minimalist electronic songs on Easy EP tell stories of exploring the limits of intimacy and what happens when a digital avatar breaks the character.
The upcoming work talks about the future of artificial intelligence and how the algorithms that surround us on a daily basis affect our lives. NIVVA hasn't performed live yet, Lunchmeat festival helps with the premiere of her first audiovisual show.
Festival Lunchmeat je pražský mezinárodní festival věnovaný elektronické hudbě a digitálnímu umění, který se koná každoročně již od roku 2010. Organizátoři pečlivě vybírají tvůrce z různých sfér umění, kteří pak na pódiu společně vytvoří jedinečný synestetický zážitek. Prostor pro rezidenci každoročně poskytuje Veletržní palác Národní galerie v Praze. Tento festival je jedním z nejzajímavějších evropských festivalů, který přináší impozantní a pohlcující audiovizuální podívanou. Web, FB, IG, Lunchmeat festival 2020 událost na Facebooku