Goethe-Institut x Somerset House Studios Residency

From 16 Apr 2020

Multidisciplinary artist Juliana Huxtable joins the Somerset House Studios community for a month-long residency programme in collaboration with Goethe-Institut London.

Somerset House Studios are collaborating with the Goethe-Institut London to establish a new international artist residency programme to support a Germany-based artist working at the intersection of music, art and technology. For this inaugural residency, artist, DJ, writer, and performer Juliana Huxtable, one of the most singular voices in the contemporary art world, will join the Somerset House Studios community remotely for the month of May in a digital residency including events, artist development opportunities and more. Juliana’s first project will be a streamed performance as part of I Should Be Doing Something Else Right Now Live. 

Using the structures of music as mediums in her multi-media universe, Juliana Huxtable is a DJ and musician singular in her approach. Where her visual art and poetry navigate the complexity of desire in a life increasingly mediated by technology, her music utilizes the sounds of technology itself to construct parallel realities to be inhabited and embodied in rhythm and harmonic tableaux. Her sets skillfully deploy the notion of sampling, and re-blogging as DJ strategies, ecstatically mixing an array of influences that frolic at the boundary of genre-intuition and experimentation. At once an assertion of freedom and an ode to the evolutionary structure of electronic music subcultures, she aspires to the sublime in what can often only be described as witchcraft behind the decks; seance from the stage. 

Presented with the support of Goethe-Institut London as part of the Goethe-Institut x Somerset House Studios residency.


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