For our next On The Red Couch we’re joined by two international artists and musicians from our current Artist Residency program hosted in partnership with Sónar+D.
What are the narratives that allow the world to embrace technology and do artists offer an answer? Harry Yeff (Reeps 100) walks us through his portfolio of interactive installation, creative use of machine learning and vocal performance to explore the concept of intelligent interruption and the power of narrative lead research.
For this event Harry will be joined by his fellow Artist in Residence at Factory Berlin, Portrait XO AKA Rania Kim, who will moderate the conversation around their shared passion for musical experiences influenced, inspired and created with emerging technologies.
6:30pm – Doors open
7:00 – 7:10 pm Factory Berlin Welcome
7:10 – 8:00pm Talk with Reeps 100, moderated by Portrait XO
8:00pm – Networking
About the Speaker
Harry Yeff (AKA Reeps 100) is a ARS PRIX Electronica nominated artist and creative director based in London. Described as “A champion of new musicians” by The Economist, and ‘Culture Leader’ with the World Economic Forum, Yeff’s expertise in vocal musicianship and creative direction has generated an online global following, rendering over 100 million views and recognition as a pioneer of experimental vocalism. In 2018 Yeff completed his third artist residency at Harvard University and is currently part of the Experiments in Art and Technology program at Bell Labs.
Yeff produces work as a response to an ongoing investigation into the evolution of the human voice, art, and science. He has exhibited internationally, from the Museum of Art and Design in New York to the Tate Britain in London, as well as Milan, London and Tokyo Design weeks, SXSW, Miami Art Basel, and Sundance film festival. Yeff has become one of the most decorated and progressive lateral thinkers in the world of voice and technology.
He is currently an artist for Factory Berlin x Sónar+D 2019 Artist Residency.
About the Moderator
As a soulful music artist with synaesthesia between taste and sound, Portrait XO (Rania Kim) explores multiple dimensions as a singer/songwriter/producer/installation artist with a humanistic, emotional, and scientific approach to challenge new ways of co-creating. Her latest piece ‘_______ __ _ WIRE’ is a neural vocal duet in collaboration with DADABOTS x VanTa supported by Factory Berlin – where she debuted her AI performance at sold-out event ‘THE CREATIVE CODE’ on May 29th 2019. She is the inaugural resident artist at Factory Berlin exploring all the possibilities of where we can go with AI, sound, and interactive media. She is currently an Artist in Residence for the 2019 Factory Berlin x Sónar+D Artist Residency.
About On The Red Couch
In the 1960s, Billy Name brought a red couch into Andy Warhol’s Factory, and it became the best place to crash for many of his overnight guests. In the spirit of Warhol’s Factory, Factory Berlin invites widely praised and respected guests from the arts and creative scene to come and speak on our very own red couch to share their experience and learnings with our diverse community.
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Ground Floor, Creators Lab, Factory Berlin Görlitzer Park,
Berlin, Berlin 12435 Germany
Member Event, Public Events