AFTERLIFE : ev20f1 presented by NAXS corp. & Meuko! Meuko!
AFTERLIFE is an online MMO game, an experimental space, and a curatorial project. Inspired by reincarnation and the space-time structure from the Buddhist tradition, AFTERLIFE opens an interspace between post-human myths and animist cosmology, to reinvestigate the life, death and rebirth of our digital bodies.
Initiated by Taiwan-based new-media art group NAXS Corp and co-curated with experimental producer Meuko! Meuko!, AFTERLIFE is composed of a customized multiplayer in Realtime 3D space, to create an ever-evolving structure for experiments in immersive narratives, social interaction, digital aesthetics and critical perspectives toward the networked afterlife.
This special 6-hour-and-30-minute live program of AFTERLIFE was selected from the Unsound open call.
The first section includes a showcase of Taiwanese experimental artists, as well as a theater-like experience within its narrative. With a guide through music from genres such as experimental electronics, free jazz and sound art, the audience will move through the different scenery of our networked contemporary life. Artists performing include co-curator and electronic experimental musician Meuko! Mueko!; Alex Zhang Hungtai – a Taiwanese-born Canadian musician who previously performed under the moniker Dirty Beaches; sound improviser and experimental vocalist Alice Hui-Sheng Chang with drummer/producer and Gang Gang Dance co-founder Dutch E Germ, who resides in Taipei; 落差草原 / Prairie WWWW – a Taipei experimental rock band whose music combines Taiwanese poetry, folk, ambient and more; and 破地獄 / Scattered Purgatory, a Taiwanese band whose name is derived from a Taoist ritual which expiates the souls of the innocent from a state in between life and death.
Expanding the universe of AFTERLIFE, a second part of the program is a pan-Asian showcase of DJs and producers including Sonia Calico (Taiwan), Gabber Modus Operandi (Indonesia), 33EMYBW (China), Hyph11e (China), Leevisa (South Korea), ASJ / Charlisha Leung (Hong Kong), Mars89 (Japan) and Wanton Witch (Thailand).
The leading artists of NAXS Corp NONEYE, Software2050 and DoggoTaxi will present their personal projects during the event, serving as the conjunction of each set, as well as providing a deeper layer for the narrative of AFTERLIFE.
You will be able to enter AFTERLIFE’s webspace to experience this event, or watch a broadcast through Instagram and Twitch.
Enter the online venue here
Door Open: 16:00 (CET) / 22:00 (GMT+8)
On Show: 17:00 (CET) / 23:00 (GMT+8)
——— LINEUP ———
Alice Hui-Sheng Chang + Dutch E. Germ
破地獄 / Scattered Purgatory
落差草原 WWWW / Prairie WWWW
Alex Zhang Hungtai
VIDEO Screening :
陳天灼 Tianzhuo Chen : TRANCE - Behind The Scenes
DJ Mixes :
Gabber Modus Operandi
——— See you in AFTERLIFE ———
Presented by Unsound x NAXS corp x Meuko! Meuko!
Flyer by real_software2050
Trailer music by Noneye & Meuko
This event is free of charge, but you can support it and donate here.