Friday April 6th, 2007

7:30PM – 11:30PM

Club SAW

67 Nicholas St.

DJ BEARwitness and VJ Kerry Campbell

Jacob Hanna and Chris Ikonomopoulos

Tasman Richardson

Artengine presents SMASH – a speed driven evening of audio-visual performance mash-ups.

Each of these unique audio-visual performances will bring a fresh heart pounding aesthetic to their cinematic acts of cultural subversion. Beyond a few fancy remixes this evening promises to pound pop into a new immersive presentation of intelligent dance music and broken video beats.

After years of casual collaborations, Jacob Hanna and Chris Ikonomopoulos have focused their energy on the creation of a dark and atmospheric performance. This brooding work draws on drum n’ base and glitch influences, mixed with the meaningless aural landscape of scientific language, to create a sparse and intense composition.

From remixes of hip-hop and rock n’ roll classics to smash-ups of Rockstar Games and B-Movie horror flicks, Tasman Richardson performance will take the audience on an unrelenting subliminal critique of inconceivable connections in popular media. This is cultural conspiracy theory at 160 beats per minute.

To round off this audio-visual speed walk DJ BEARwitness and VJ Kerry Campbell will serve up a dance-able digest-able reflection on the mash-up. Like an expensive digestif this pair will cleanse your palette and send you back into the world refreshed and invigorated.

Please join us for a unique evening pop perversions and musical montages as these artists shape the mainstream into a new cultural flow. Your ears, your intellect and even your dancing feet will not be disappointed.


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