Chicks on Speed – Exhibition “Techno Worlds”

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Chicks on Speed (Faustine Kopiejwski, Merche Blasco and Alex Murray-Leslie) playing THEREMIN TAPESTRY during opening performance for C © Chicks on Pace&#13

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We don‘t enjoy guitars, Video 2003

The Chicks on Pace collective formulates their feminist-oriented strategy to digital music with the video clip We Really don’t Play Guitars. The instrument is viewed as a image of rock audio –and often a phallic a single at that, as quite a few have pointed out. With a manifesto-like title, Chicks On Velocity eschew the masculine attribute of the electric guitar, as a substitute opting for more recent systems to deliver pop songs that can rock just as tricky. Inthe movie, they also depict the debate among woman musicians at the time about no matter whether or not females should use guitars, featuring Peaches (Canadian musician Merrill Nisker) as the antagonist.

​Chicks on Velocity (COS) zu “Theremin Tapestry”

The intention of the creative study fundamental the Theremin Tapestry was to produce a new musical instrument that integrated analogue and digital processes with sluggish craft procedures. The intent had two important threads: questioning regular views of “craft” in phrases of decorative and content discourses, and discovering how just one may possibly reinvent more mature systems this sort of as tapestry weaving. COS collaborated with weavers from the Australian Tapestry Workshop, who worked each day for 3 months to end it.

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Chicks on Speed, Theremin Tapestry, 2010, wool interwoven with 3 conductive copper wires connected to theremin sensors, cabling, and programmed in MaxMSP to trigger randomised samples, 1.5 x 1.88 m  © Chicks on Velocity&#13

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Biography

Chicks on Speed spot multinational collective founded by Alex Murray-Leslie and Melissa Logan. For a range of decades, Kiki Moorse was also part of the team. Ever because assembly at the Academy of Arts in Munich in the 1990s, they’ve been devoted not only to the visible and accomplishing arts but also to tunes. With specially created instruments, costumes, objects, head maps and seem installations, they go on to deconstruct founded preparations of roles and staging. Their feminist and participatory happenings consist of pop, readymades, overall performance and style. Musically, Chicks on Velocity are situated in just the genre of danceable electropop.

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