Award-winning multimedia artist, writer, public speaker, educator and record label boss Terre Thaemlitz takes over The Substation with her uncompromising, confronting and intellectually ignited work.
Thaemlitz's oeuvre resists easy categorisation, spanning the musical spectrum from deep house to neo-expressionist piano solos, glitch to ambient. Her practice is a provocative engagement with identity politics, working through issues of gender, sexuality, class and ethnicity while also digging into the structural dynamics of media production and reception within society.
Lovebomb is an analysis of love as a cultural mechanism that enables otherwise unacceptable acts of violence, as demonstrated by domestic violence, a terrorist's love for her cause and America's vengeful love of freedom. Digitally processed spoken word samples narrate various scenarios of global violence. Sharp video edits of animation, collage and found footage add new layers of depth and dark humour to the "Lovebomb" audio project.
Presented by The Substation in association with Room40 as part of Asia TOPA.
Restricted to 18+: This performance features adult concepts, nudity, surgical images and materials that would not be suitable for young audience members.
Feature image: Courtesy of the artist