Where: Dynasty Karaoke, 1/63 Dixon St, Haymarket, New South Wales

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4A Centre for Contemporary Asian Art presents the second edition of Club 4A, leaving the confines of the white cube and taking performance art back to the club.

Curated by Mathew Spisbah and Rainbow Chan, Club 4A will host an evening of adventurous performance and audio visual art at Dynasty Karaoke, Chinatown. For the second event in this series, launched by 4A Centre for Contemporary Asian Art in 2018, we welcome the avant-garde club sounds of headlining Chinese artist Rui Ho.

Known for her work on Shanghai label Genome 6.66 MBP and her genre-defying live performances, Rui Ho will make her Australian debut at Club 4A. With a practice that bridges modern club influences with traditional Chinese sounds, her music fuses the tension of heritage, identity and modernity in a globalised world.

Club 4A will also feature new collaborative works from interdisciplinary artists Rainbow Chan x Marcus Whale, live electronic improvisations from Del Lumanta x Milkffish, the sensitive and brutal catharsis of Ptwiggs, Yumgod’s deconstructed footwork techniques and the debut performance of Wtychings.

Showcasing alongside these musicians, Club 4A presents new visual and 3D works from Hong Kong artist Harry Chan will create the LED backdrop for the evening, plus animated contributions by Sydney videos artists Kynan Tan and Craig Stubbs-Race.

Curators: Liquid Architecture’s Mathew Spisbah, and Rainbow Chan.

About the Artists:

Sound Artists

Rui Ho is a Berlin-based Chinese artist making electronic music that bridges modern club influences with traditional Chinese sounds. Her music is inspired by a diverse range of club genres, Rui Ho combines the intensity these sounds with sweet and refreshing melodies from her past and present.

Rainbow Chan & Marcus Whale, Sydney based artists and musicians, collaborate to perform a new semi-imporvised piece, drawing on their mutual interests in identity and memory. Rainbow Chan is an interdisciplinary artist, performer and musician whose works engage with mistranslation, diaspora and globalisation. Marcus Whale similarly works across music, performance and text, focusing on the blurry, haunted intersection between desire and religion. In this joint performance the pair melds together voice, electronics, and marginalised narratives.

Del Lumanta & Milkffish bring together their distinctive musical voices through this collaborative performance. Del Lumanta is an artist and musician from Western Sydney. Their ambient music is a meditation on modern restlessness. Their other music projects include GAS, Call Compatible, Video Ezy (Paradise Daily), Skyline (Nice Music) and Basic Human (Meatspin). Milkffish is an experimental noise-maker who blends digital sounds, field recordings, bass guitar and Filipino folkloric instruments.

Yumgod aka Neil Cabaingan, is a Filopino producer known for his deconstructed footwork techniques. Having worked with Pacifica rap crews such as Fanu Spa and being an integral part of TSV label in Melbourne, Yumgod’s output crosses juke, footwork, trap and hip-hop.

Ptwigg aka Pheobe Twiggs, is a Sydney based prodcuer who creates expansive, deconstructed bass productions; swerving between the sensitive and the brutal in the blink of an eye. Working with extended recording techniques, Twigg produces lustral, experimental club music as a form of catharsis. Her debut EP ‘Purge’ explores the eerie and unnerving, meticulously crafting each track whilst disregarding genre imposed boundaries.

Video artists: Kynan Tan, Harry Chan, Craig Stubbs-Race