Goethe-Institut x Somerset House Studios Residency
Goethe-Institut London and Somerset House Studios are collaborating to establish a new international artist residency programme to support a Germany-based artist working at the intersection of music, art and technology for a period of three months.For the inaugural edition, we welcome artist, DJ, writer, and performer Juliana Huxtable. We will be working with Juliana remotely this May due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and look forward to welcoming her in London at a later point this year. Juliana, one of the most singular voices in the contemporary art world, will be taking part in a programme of live streams and artist development opportunities during this first digital residency phase.
Juliana Huxtable - Somerset House Studios | © Juliana Huxtable Using the structures of music as mediums in her multimedia universe, Juliana Huxtable is a DJ and musician singular in her approach. Where her visual art and poetry navigate the complexification of desire in a life increasingly mediated by technology, her music utilizes the sounds of technology itself to construct parallel realities to be inhabited and embodied in rhythm and harmonic tableaux.
Her sets skillfully deploy the notion of sampling, and re-blogging as DJ strategies, ecstatically mixing an array of influences that frolic at the boundary of genre intuition and experimentation. At once an assertion of freedom and an ode to the evolutionary structure of electronic music subcultures, she aspires to the sublime in what can often only be described as a witchcraft seance behind the decks on stage.