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Thessia Machado: Installation, Talk, Performances

source: Kathrin Scheidt

die Reihe. Beiträge zu auditiver Kunst und Kultur

For the first event of the die Reihe series this semester, we gladly present Thessia Machado with a sound installation and performance series telix at SomoS Gallery, Berlin.The installation features wall mounted, photo sensitive sound modules, conducted by light patterns from a graphic score traveling on a mechanical apparatus built from a deconstructed fax machine.

An artist talk between Thessia Machado and Volker Straebel will take place on May 17, 2017. And performances with Pedro Lopes and Theresa Stroetges will be held on May 18. and 19, 2017.


17.05.2017| 6:30 pm | opening | 7:30 pm | artist talk with Thessia Machado and Volker Straebel

18.05.2017| 7:30 pm | performance with turntablist Pedro Lopes 

19.05.2017| 7:30 pm | performance with multi-Instrumentalist Theresa Stroetges

18. - 20.05.2017| 2-7 pm | Installation on display


SomoS Art House Berlin,
Kottbusser Damm 95, 1.OG
10967 Berlin



THESSIA MACHADO is a sound artist and composer and currently an Inga Maren Otto Fellow in Music Composition. She performs electronic and electro-acoustic experimental music with hand-made and modified instruments under the artistic name link. She completed her BFA Summa Cum Laude at Hunter College, after beginning her studies in art at the Escola de Artes Visuais do Parque Lage, in Rio de Janeiro.

Machado finds the active, expressive potential in sculptures and interactive installations with a real-time, live component. “Working with sound reveals the air in which we all swim as yet another malleable and responsive material,” she writes. “It bounces and is deflected by space and objects, changing and acquiring a new character.”

Machado’s work has been exhibited in New York and Philadelphia, as well as in London, Paris, Amsterdam, Dublin, Berlin, and Athens. She has received fellowships from the New York Foundation for the Arts, the Experimental Television Center, and The Bronx Museum. She has been awarded numerous residencies, including at MacDowell Colony, the Atlantic Center for the Arts, and the Irish Museum of Modern Art.

die Reihe. Beiträge zu auditiver Kunst und Kultur

die Reihe. Contributions to auditory art and cultureis an event series of the Audio Communication Group at Technical University Berlin and the Master’s program Sound Studies at the Berlin Career College at Berlin University oft he Arts. |

In cooperation with the American Academy in Berlin, Technische Universität Berlin, Universität der Künste Berlin, and SomoS Gallery

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