ARDARTA + ILIA GOTOVITZ + CHI HIM CHIK
Andarta com from Jerusalem and play noiserock with a punk attitude and an industrial influence. Orbiting and residing in a murky engine oil bunker scented with sweat and the aura of disgust/ contempt, illuminated by the flickering back light of a broken strobe is where you’ll find, or possibly run into for this low slung drop tuned sludge, that easily and heavily reflect upon the current times with the same angst as early Swans and the formidable Melvins albeit the comic strip humour of the latter.
Ilia Gorovitz is a sound & visual artist, a drummer, composer and a producer from Uzbekistan. Ilia has been busy with recording music and perfecting his live set which consists usually of acoustic drums, found objects like bicycle wheels and metal parts and electronics. With his live setup, Ilia uses his drums not only as an acoustic instrument, but also as a controller to manipulate the electronic and processed sounds. with this method, Ilia tries to fuse the acoustic and electronic worlds and create a symbiotic relationship where the electronic sounds are affected by his playing and vice versa.
Oscillating between various performance, free improvisation and composition, Hong Kong multidisciplinary/multimedia artist Chi Him Chik expands the spectrum of performance practices from the acoustic instrument of saxophone to megaphone, screaming, computer, audiovisuals, and music theatre, and has presented his works in different countries and cities across Europe, Asia, and North America, and has made appearances as artist and performer in various festivals and prestigious venues, including Taktlos Festival, Darmstadt Summer Course, Stuttgart Filmwinter Festival, and the Theater Basel.