RAM Conversation Golem: Sensory Games on the Continent of Arthropods
Aug 2, 2019 Friday 19:00 - 20:30
Rockbund Art Museum (Shanghai 20 Huqiu Road, Huangpu District)
33EMYBW is a solo project initiated by 33, bass player of Shanghai-based electronic music group Duck Fight Goose. As a fixture of the city’s dynamic independent music scene, 33’s sensual music is described as “evoking arthropod moves” in an ethereal and rhythmic sound ritual. In the meantime, she builds collages by piling up her selfies, arthropods and even alien creatures together. When these seemingly irrelevant elements are combined together, an avant-garde visual language comes into being, brining audience a somewhat absurd and yet penetrating sensual experience.
33’s unique vision could be perceived in her solo album Golem. In Hebrew folklore, a golem is a clay creature that has been magically brought to life. The word in Hebrew means something incomplete or unfinished, and could be imbued with soul. Every song included in this album represents a mythological story, which, in a sense, makes the album an audio instruction of “golem”. In the music video of Golem, a weird creature with two black pigtails on the head rhythmically releases a “mechanical sense of beauty”. According to 33, it is a “spiritual being with the awareness of self-reproduction” and grows into an extremely absurd composite of magic. Her perception of the world runs through the album and at the core of the seemingly bizarre and surrealistic music and visual experiment is 33’s investigation into the ego and the soul under the futuristic background of science and technology.... Read More
Shanghai native 33EMYBW (Wu Shanmin) has been an active member in the Chinese music scene for over a decade. A core member of Shanghai's most well-known experimental rock/electronic band 'Duck Fight Goose'. Over the years 33 has been a member of numerous bands including 33 Island, Boojii and Muscle Snog. In 2015, 33EMYBW released her first solo single "EMSYGYDL" on SVBKVLT's "Downpour" compilation and in 2017 released her debut album "Medusa" on Beijing's D Force Records. As well as regularly playing throughout China, she has performed at CTM Festival and Sinotronics Festival in Germany, China Drifting Festival in Switzerland and SXSW. Her 2018 album "Golem", released on SVBKVLT, was met with critical acclaim and was voted one of the best electronic albums of 2018 by Bandcamp, as well as gaining support and praise from the likes of Kode9, Desto, Akito, 8ulentina and many more. In 2019, she released "DONG2" EP under Merrie Records Beijing, blending traditional DONG minority sound from Guizhou Province into her unique sound design and productions. https://soundcloud.com/wushanmin
Ag, Writer. Born in 1985 in Shanghai. Ag has worked on and produced short stories, commentaries, curated exhibitions, visual imagery and performance art. Her books include the short story collections The Boundless Bedroom and Shanghai Geographical Notes.
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