June 23, 2024


Step Into The Technology

Chicks on Speed – Exhibition “Techno Worlds”

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Chicks on Speed (Faustine Kopiejwski, Merche Blasco and Alex Murray-Leslie) playing THEREMIN TAPESTRY during opening performance for C © Chicks on Pace&#13


We don‘t perform guitars, Video 2003

The Chicks on Pace collective formulates their feminist-oriented solution to digital songs with the video We Don’t Play Guitars. The instrument is deemed a symbol of rock songs –and normally a phallic just one at that, as a lot of have pointed out. With a manifesto-like title, Chicks On Speed eschew the masculine attribute of the electric guitar, rather opting for more recent systems to create pop music that can rock just as really hard. Inthe video, they also depict the discussion among the female musicians at the time about whether or not or not females should use guitars, showcasing Peaches (Canadian musician Merrill Nisker) as the antagonist.

​Chicks on Speed (COS) zu “Theremin Tapestry”

The purpose of the artistic study underlying the Theremin Tapestry was to generate a new musical instrument that built-in analogue and electronic processes with slow craft methods. The intent had two important threads: questioning conventional views of “craft” in phrases of ornamental and materials discourses, and exploring how a single may reinvent older systems these types of as tapestry weaving. COS collaborated with weavers from the Australian Tapestry Workshop, who worked everyday for 3 months to finish it.


Chicks on Speed, Theremin Tapestry, 2010, wool interwoven with 3 conductive copper wires connected to theremin sensors, cabling, and programmed in MaxMSP to trigger randomised samples, 1.5 x 1.88 m  © Chicks on Velocity&#13



Chicks on Pace area multinational collective started by Alex Murray-Leslie and Melissa Logan. For a selection of decades, Kiki Moorse was also component of the team. At any time given that meeting at the Academy of Arts in Munich in the 1990s, they have been devoted not only to the visual and carrying out arts but also to music. With specially crafted devices, costumes, objects, head maps and seem installations, they continue on to deconstruct established preparations of roles and staging. Their feminist and participatory happenings consist of pop, readymades, efficiency and style. Musically, Chicks on Pace are found within the style of danceable electropop.

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