Melissa E. Logan
“My Bucket Has A Hole in It For Noisy Leaks”
The sound piece is played by the visitors via the theremin like antenna. The electromagnetism enabling our consecutiveness is utilised in a playful manner as an audio +controller.
Melissa E. Logan
Melissa E. Logan (She) is a Berlin and Brussels based artist whose work spans and hybridise electronic music, performance and installation.She gathers groups of artists,thinkers, technologists to connect themes of fiscal, digital rights. in the tradition of avant-garde her works oscillate between authenticity and the subaltern, touch on theory with a detour into artificial exaggeration. Her growing interest in electro magnetism and sound instruments range from the mechanical to virtual reality, often spawning devices and systems for sound sculpture installation and interactive performance.
Logan studied painting at the Academy of Arts in Munich, where she founded Chicks on Speed (CoS) collective with her collegues there. Over the 25 years of its evolution, CoS has developed a collaborative system of rotating members who develope sound devices, install their exhibitions, and teach seminars. Their collaborations center on an ethic comprised of learning by doing, open source, and a material practice of building Objektinstruments — ‘instruments’ without the instrumentality, sound devices, some of them wearable, that combine emerging technologies with basic mechanics.
Logan has worked in theater, producing music in addition to performing for the theater director Angela Richter at Schauspiel Köln and HAU. Supportive and building a platform to support FLINTA artists and musicians, Logan hosted Girl Monster at Kampnagel Theater from 2010-2013. Invited guests include Vaginal Davis, Yo Magisty, FEMEN, Le Chick from Taiwan,Lady Bitch Ray and Gustav from Vienna, just to name a few.
In 2017 Logan founded UniCAT UG as an artist run label, investigation into web 3 and smart contracts. Building a system for music to reach into the publishing world of book distribution. As a vocalist Logan is best known for her non chalance spoken word on Kaltes Klares wasser, a remix of he Malaria! Classic piece which made it into the German Dance Charts. Logan has recorded Mentally Naked and Good Weather Girl with Captain Mustache, both songs are reaching the playlists and are getting radio rotation.
As an electronic producer, Logan releases as VooCha. Multilingual collaborators of singers and instrumentalists, dancers, surfers, videographers contribute to vocals and production.. With CoS, Logan has exhibited, performed and lectured at diverse locations: Sonar, PrimaveraSound, Whisky a gogo in LA, The Filmore, The Kitchen, NY, SXSW and at Kyoto Contemporary Art Museum, MoMA, Palais de Tokyo, Pompidou, Dundee Contemporary Center for the Arts; TBA-21 Vienna, CAC Vilnius, Tate Britain, Big Day Out festival tour in Australia and the Victoria & Albert Museum just to name a few.
More at: www.instagram.com/mel_e_logan/