Botborg(Aus/Ger/US)//Company Fuck(Aus/Ger)//Arcane Bolt//Adventure Monday

Tuesday, February 17, methodical and maniacal media manipulations descend upon the unsuspecting Library. From Near (Chicago) and Far (Berlin), Tritriangle presents an evening of brutal and soothing forays into media misuse.


Botborg is an international audio-visual performance group that fuses and rewires raw electronic signals to create intensely visceral experiences of sound-colour synaesthesia. Using a complex array of custom electronics, Botborg create totally live multi-sensory assaults of interdependent colour and rhythm, pushing the limits of technology to invoke the maximum possible stimulation of their audience’s mind and body. Botborg work with a level of experimentation and improvisation that places them in a territory outside traditional musical or cinematic formats, where the boundaries between art, science, and philosophy mutate until they are rendered meaningless.

Botborg demonstrations often include very loud sound played in combination with very fast flashing/strobe light using the largest sound systems and projection screens available.

Botborg is a practical demonstration of the theories of Dr Arkady Botborger (1923-81), founder of the ‘occult’ science of Photosonicneurokineasthography – translated as “writing the movement of nerves through use of sound and light”. Botborg’s ‘instrument’ is the Photosonicneurokineasthograph – a complex feedback machine incorporating an entangled mix of new and old technologies, that are altered and customised to the unique features of every venue. Although the human operators of Botborg are skilled manipulators of the system, it is equally unpredictable and uncontrollable, allowing Botborg to look and sound vastly different on every occasion. All demonstrations are completely improvised and no source material is used outside the Photosonicneurokineasthograph.

Botborg has hosted live demonstrations at many prestigious music, film, and media festivals throughout Europe, Australia, North America, and Japan (see Demonstrations).

Botborg’s first DVD Principles of Photosonicneurokinaesthography released through Australian label Half/theoryhas long since been sold out.

Botborg’s films are distributed through Light Cone (Paris, France).

Botborg (during this US tour) is Scott Sinclair joined by Jeff Donaldson (Notendo).

Company Fuck (Australia / Germany) is a one-man noisecore karaoke explosion. Known for his energetic and unpredictable live shows, Company Fuck simultaneously performs (and parodies) the roles of DJ, MC, singer, and dancer in an irreverent yet loving way which satirizes musicians, the music business, and music in general. From improvised pop/noise cut-ups to sexually psychedelic costumes, Company Fuck brings a futuristic approach to live performance with a totally interactive show that transcends the limitations of good musicianship and good taste. In his own unique way, Company Fuck transforms the stage into a hyper- violent karaoke bar of the future – and he may even persuade the audience to sing along.

Company Fuck (or CxFx) is the high-energy anecdote to other laptop musicians. As a live wireless music monster, he is able to fast-forward through an entire rainbow of musical styles with every tortured scream or dirty dance move. CxFx takes the crowd on a high-speed ride through a compressed history of music, including hardcore, rave, and noise, with interludes of plundered pop and passionate karaoke. CxFx sounds like one man conjuring a million artists together for a bloody entangled mess of manic audio intercourse and copyright infringement. Nobody is safe from the CxFx treatment.

CxFx has toured extensively throughout Europe, Australia, Japan, Russia, and North America. CxFx has released music on BRK (FR), Hirntrust Grind Media (AT), Omega Warfare (UK), Spettro Rec (IT), FuckYouTapes (AT), God Redikz (NZ), and Half/theory (AUS).

Arcane Bolt produces hi/lo diy image manipulations for ‘obsolete’ displays—using custom electronics, they reinvent motion graphics through the mystical mix of contemporary community developed microcomputing and antequated mass produced tube projectors at the height of their era.

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Adventure Monday is an eclipsing phantasy, from AM to PM the pH level remains acidic, a dejavuic reverie that you take through an empty Rain Forest Cafe, a deserted thrift store in the middle of a dessert like the one you ate last night or the taco joint down the street. Shaped by post-campist approaches to exploration, they synch their devices to any geolocation they step on, constructing a meta narrative with all the bars, no matter their wifi signal.

Paula Nacif/Christine Janokowicz/Kevin Carey

Tuesday, February 17, 2015
Doors at 8pm, show at 8:30pm
$5-10 sliding scale suggested donation

1550 N Milwaukee Ave Fl3
Chicago, IL

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