As part of their Dislocation series, Unsound Festival have brought together three forward-thinking artists for one night only at the Barbican on Friday. ‘Unsound Dislocation: London’ will explore geography and identity through three shows, including Unsound-commissioned works, a world premiere, and audio/visual collaborations.
NIVHEK, better known as Liz Harris of Grouper, will present a work commissioned by Unsound and produced during a residency in Murmansk, deep in the Russian Arctic. Inspired by that harsh, unforgiving landscape and the psychology of isolation, After its own death is a collaboration with visual artist MFO.
Following that, The Caretaker performs a rare live show drawing from his fabled collection of 78’s to explore themes of memory, loss and disintegration, with accompanying visuals from former Aphex Twin collaborator Weirdcore. Then there’s Soft Power, a collaboration between PC Music alumni Felicita and the Śląsk Song and Dance Ensemble, a renowned Polish dance troupe.
Since it’s inception over a decade ago in Krakow, Unsound has expanded over the last decade to encompass events in New York, Toronto, Adelaide and Prague, among others.
Unsound Dislocation: London takes place at the Barbican Hall on 8 December. Buy tickets here.