Show: Fall Tour 2017

Fall Tour 2017

EU & USA

Website

laurel halo

Show: Documenta 14, Kassel

Documenta 14, Kassel

Wiese

20170831

Website

laurelhalo, dolphin, laurel halo

Show: Brave! Festival

Brave! Festival

Kyiv

20170823

Website

Show: Fuchsbau Festival

Fuchsbau Festival

Hannover

20170812

Website

Show: Kampnagel Festival

Kampnagel Festival

Hamburg

20170811

Website

Show: MoMA PS1 Warmup

MoMA PS1 Warmup

MoMA PS1

20170722

Website

with Roni Size, Evian Christ, J Lin & J. Albert

Show: Issue Project Room

Issue Project Room

Brooklyn, NY

20170721

Website

Sold Out!

Laurel Halo

Show: The First Trance Party in America

The First Trance Party in America

at a Warehouse in Bushwick

20170721

Website

laurel halo, trance party, america

Show: Blå, Oslo

Blå, Oslo

Oslo, Norway

20170707

Website

Show: ‘Dust’ Berlin Release Party

‘Dust’ Berlin Release Party

Ohm, Berlin

20170623

Website

with Kode9, Amnesia Scanner & LINNEA

Show: Ø, London

Ø, London

London, UK

20170622

Website

Show: Best Kept Secret Festival

Best Kept Secret Festival

Hilvarenbeek, NL

20170617

Website

Show: Marble Bar, Detroit

Marble Bar, Detroit

Detroit, MI, USA

20170526

Website

Show: Wetware Festival

Wetware Festival

Beijing, China

20170521

Website

Show: Globe Theater Basement, Los Angeles

Globe Theater Basement, Los Angeles

Los Angeles

20170513

Website

Globe Theater Basement, Los Angeles

Show: IfZ, Leipzig

IfZ, Leipzig

Leipzig

20170512

Website

IfZ, Leipzig

Show: Intonal Festival

Intonal Festival

Malmö, Sweden

20170428

Website

Show: Smart Bar, Chicago

Smart Bar, Chicago

Chicago, USA

20170525

Website

Smart Bar, Chicago

Show: Cosie’s, Bristol

Cosie’s, Bristol

Bristol, United Kingdom

20170415

Website

Show: Pickle Factory, London

Pickle Factory, London

Pickle Factory, London, UK

20170407

Website

Pickle Factory, London

Show: Trance Party UK Tour

Trance Party UK Tour

Manchester, Glasgow, Sheffield

20170323

Website

Trance Party UK Tour

Show: Somerset House, London

Somerset House, London

Somerset House, London, UK

20170311

Website

Somerset House, London

Show: Still Be Here – Barbican, London

Still Be Here – Barbican, London

Barbican, London, UK

20170226

Website

“I want you to re-make me. I sing and exist only for you.”

Commissioned by CTM Festival and transmediale for their joint 2016 editions, Still Be Here is a unique collaborative performance that draws us into the multiplying realities of a 21st century pop star, and traces the dynamics at play between fans, corporations, and social desires.

Since her 2007 launch in Japan, Hatsune Miku (whose name means “first sound of the future”) has become the ultimate pop star, developed from a vocal synthesizer product into a globally adored and collaboratively constructed cyber celebrity with a growing user community, countless stadium performances as a virtual 3D projection and more than 100,000 songs released worldwide.

Still Be Here explores Hatsune Miku as the crystallization of collective desires, embodied in the form of a teal-haired virtual idol, forever 16. In watching the deconstruction of this perfect star, the audience comes to the uncanny realization that Miku is simply an empty vessel onto which we project our own various fantasies. In this void, the topology of desire within a networked community becomes tangible and Miku becomes an allegory of the commodified female body as governed by corporate regulation and normative social etiquette. The performance critically deconstructs this body and speculates on opportunities to transgress it through means of appropriation.

Following an idea initiated and conceptualized by artist Mari Matsutoya, Still Be Here is collectively created with music producer Laurel Halo, award-winning choreographer and visual artist Darren Johnston, virtual artist LaTurbo Avedon, and produced by digital artist Martin Sulzer. This project presents a unique arrival of aesthetics between the participating artists, in their search for the identity of Hatsune Miku. The performance/installation employs a collage methodology with user-generated lyrics, referencing many other contributors and countless online authors and creative commons users, whose works will be further interpreted and given new meaning.

Commissioned and produced by CTM Festival and transmediale, in collaboration with Donaufestival, the Barbican and Metal.

This work features adaptations of Hatsune Miku, a character originally created and copyrighted by Crypton Future Media Inc. 2007. Hatsune Miku is licensed under a Creative Commons BY-NC.

This is a non-profit event, organized independently from Crypton Future Media.

Show: Yaki-Da, Gothenburg

Yaki-Da, Gothenburg

Yaki-Da, Gothenburg, Sweden

20170127

Website

Yaki-Da, Gothenburg

Show: Contact, Tokyo

Contact, Tokyo

Contact

20170218

Website

Contact, Tokyo

Show: North American Tour 2016

North American Tour 2016

Website

North American Tour 2016

Show: FORMS Festival – Toronto, CA

FORMS Festival – Toronto, CA

The Great Hall, Toronto, CA

20160929

Website

Show: Latency Showcase – Paris, FR

Latency Showcase – Paris, FR

Concrete, Paris, France

20161015

Website

Show: Tresor, Berlin

Tresor, Berlin

Tresor, Berlin, DE

20160603

Website

Tresor, Berlin

Show: Freerotation

Freerotation

Baskerville Hall, West & Wales, UK

20160708

Website

Show: Pretty Good Not Bad Festival

Pretty Good Not Bad Festival

Alix Goolden Hall, Victoria, BC, CA

20160617

Website

Pretty Good Not Bad Festival

Show: Kremwerk, Seattle

Kremwerk, Seattle

Kremwerk, Seattle, WA, USA

20160616

Website

Show: Studio 672, Köln

Studio 672, Köln

Studio 672, Köln, DE

20160415

Website

Studio 672, Köln

Show: Melt! Festival

Melt! Festival

Ferropolis, DE

20160715

Website

Melt! Festival

Show: Born & Bred Festival

Born & Bred Festival

London, UK

20160604

Website

Born & Bred Festival

Show: Moogfest

Moogfest

Durham, NC, USA

20160519

Website

laurel halo

Show: Bloc Festival

Bloc Festival

Butlin's Resort, Minehead, UK

20160311

Website

Bloc Festival

Show: Still Be Here

Still Be Here

Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin

20160205

Website

I want you to re-make me. I sing and exist only for you.”

Commissioned by CTM Festival and transmediale for their joint 2016 editions, Still Be Here is a unique collaborative performance that draws us into the multiplying realities of a 21st Century pop star, and traces the dynamics at play between fans, corporations, and social desires.

Since her 2007 launch in Japan, Hatsune Miku (whose name means “first sound of the future”) has become the ultimate pop star, developed from a vocal synthesizer product into a globally adored and collaboratively constructed cyber celebrity with a growing user community, countless stadium performances as a virtual 3D projection and more than 100,000 songs released worldwide.

Still Be Here explores Hatsune Miku as the crystallization of collective desires, embodied in the form of a teal-haired virtual idol, forever 16. In watching the deconstruction of this perfect star, the audience comes to the uncanny realization that Miku is simply an empty vessel onto which we project our own various fantasies. In this void, the topology of desire within a networked community becomes tangible and Miku becomes an allegory of the commodified female body as governed by corporate regulation and normative social etiquette. The performance critically deconstructs this body and speculates on opportunities to transgress it through means of appropriation.

Following an idea initiated and conceptualized by artist Mari Matsutoya, Still Be Here is collectively created with music producer Laurel Halo, award-winning choreographer and visual artist Darren Johnston, virtual artist LaTurbo Avedon, and produced by digital artist Martin Sulzer. This project presents a unique arrival of aesthetics between the participating artists, in their search for the identity of Hatsune Miku. The performance/installation employs a collage methodology with user-generated lyrics, referencing many other contributors and countless online authors and creative commons users, whose works will be further interpreted and given new meaning.

Still Be Here was in part developed at a residency at Metal this November, and will premiere as a joint highlight of the CTM/transmediale 2016 festivals before travelling to Donaufestival and the Barbican later in the year.

Commissioned and produced by CTM Festival and transmediale, in collaboration with Donaufestival, the Barbican and Metal.

This work features adaptations of Hatsune Miku, a character originally created and copyrighted by Crypton Future Media Inc. 2007. Hatsune Miku is licensed under a Creative Commons BY-NC.

This is a non-profit event, organized independently from Crypton Future Media.