A black and white photo of the artist Yeule. They have light, straight hair with a fringe and wear a nose ring. The camera is positioned looking down, as the person looks up to the camera.
Online Event
Somerset House Studios

Sónar CCCB: Yeule

Fri 29 Oct
15.00 BST
Online Event

Somerset House Studios partner with Sónar CCCB to present an exclusive video performance by Yeule with an appearance from Lucinda Chua.

This online performance has been created specifically for Sónar CCCB. This year's event of music, debate, experimentation and inspiration is a return to Sónar's roots, with programming focused on the most innovative and exciting voices in contemporary music.

As part of the full programme, Sónar CCCB will also host a number of video performances created in locations around the world, and spanning a range of genres and disciplines, including Yeule, from London, and from Berlin, JASSS b2b Cem featuring Harriet Davey AV set, in partnership with Factory Berlin. Full details will be announced soon. 

About Yeule

The Glitch Princess, Nat Ćmiel, was born December 16, 1997 in Singapore, Singapore. They are a non-binary, London-based painter, musician, performance artist, and cyborg entity. During adolescence they found solace and comfort in an internet of niche online communities, MMORPG gaming, and tumblr. The yeule project was fabricated by Ćmiel to act as a portal to communicate their art to the outside world while still being protected within their inner shell. yeule has always had access to multiple avatars and the freedom to change or contort at will-- a mutable, chameleon-like multiplicity. The music becomes a way to store fragments of their reality, dreams, and inner states--an external memory device, a brain or emotional center that exists independently of its creator.

“Glitch Princess” opens a channel to the in-between spaces: error messages and broken computer code, what it is to be conceptually manifested and the curation of the aesthete. Ćmiel’s experiences with sobriety resulted in a flood of emotions and “Glitch Princess” is the undiluted excerpt of this downpour. A redirection of chaotic energy into verse, and the opportunity to confront their own vices.

Soothing un-melodies rest comfortably among the jagged edges of feedback loops. Video game scores, experimental shoegaze sounds, and ethereal whispers come together to build an underworld with the occasional erratic dance beat to guide users deeper into the fever dream. It is an album of liminal spaces, a digital sphere straddling sweetness and death with the understanding that the two will always be tied to each other. yeule is inviting us to transcend into a post-human world where expression is no longer bound by identity, but rather we are free to assemble ourselves along lines of affinity. A future where our assigned gender is no longer relevant and can congregate with whoever we are drawn to, regardless of our prior designations.