Thuistezien 258 — 07.05.2021
The Modern Institute is a music/art performance project based in Glasgow, Scotland experimenting with industrial music, noise, and visual overstimulation. Their output is split between live performances and recorded releases, the two employing rather different methodologies to achieve their respective affect, or in their case, function. Their recorded work attempts to create inhuman, almost sterile music, the creators of which are distilled from the process, as hinted to by the formality of their project's name. Their live appearances, naturally entailing their human presence, accentuates the human factor, almost depicting how the makers, although in control, may fall victim to their own creation by being consumed by feedback loops, hypnotic rhythms and noise based drones combined with overbearing visuals.
For their contribution to No View, The Radio, they have aimed at a middle ground, employing the ritual of their live performances, and, acknowledging that the process may only be conveyed to the audience through telecommunication, amplifying it through hypnotic visual and auditory means.
About the series: No View, The Radio
The arts are taking a break. Theaters, museums, concert halls and galleries are closed. To a large extent, the art that is so desperately needed right now is inaccessible. Imagine being quarantined at home without films, without books, without music.
Though we may not access the art, we can still think about it. The enforced rupture of this isolation can also be an opportune moment to reflect on and from, the arts. Every Friday for the upcoming weeks we will showcase original musical works by different artists, selected by Alex Andropoulos.