Not one to revel in procrastination, this news update is long overdue as I have been busy generally enjoying my life and being productive with projects - on my own time and without any outside pressure. It has been a sheer pleasure to craft my works and plans without the stress of being in the public domain all the way up here, still based in Kuopio.
Obviously, it takes some time to recover from my ex-husband´s threats and physical abuse (as I previously mentioned in my Japan tour report) which I have been dealing with on many levels. One fundamental outlet which has always helped me recover from any trauma is to remain creative and enjoy myself.... which I have mastered by this point in my life as many of you dear readers are well aware.
Summer was fleeting as it was picturesque, and as the temps drop down to below zero this week - I decided it is finally time to reflect here with a proper update of what I have been up to and what is to come.
Having had my 5 out 44 (sold out in a night) pressed FLEXI DISC 7"s delivered which featured my collaboration as HECATE with DER BLUTHARSCH AND THE INFINITE HAND OF THE LEADING PATH - with the track FINAL PLANET 666 at the turn of Summer - I went on to play them at a wicked party in Tampere put on by the leading Hardcore electronics crew out there.
This was a party which featured a bunch of Russian Artists - who in turn have invited me to play in St. Petersburg this November. Very excited to go out there and bring some sinister beats and atmospheres this November 10th!!
Here is a link to the recording of my last set.....
FINAL PLANET 666 is also featured in a brilliant and disturbing documentary - raw as it is eloquent - directed by my good friend and colleague - Sasu Kerman - which features the Artist/Shaman/Provocateur Casper Corander. "IRON MAN OF THE NORTH" will be premiered THIS WEEK in Berlin at WIPE FILM FESTIVAL! Watch out for it!
August brought about my first live Art Performance organized by the MYLLY Art Collective based here in Kuopio. With a week to practice and get it together - everything turned out superb! I used a 2 meter single tail whip as a paint brush against a 2 meter long backdrop I painted for the occasion. A video of this event is almost finished being edited at the moment. Always fun to shock and awe - even better was to get practicing with my aim once again!
Outside of my own personal pleasures and therapy - things have been active in the visual realm. I have finally finished sculpting an entire chess set out of ceramic which I am going to finish constructing a board for in the next weeks.
In addition, my friend and I have been shooting and editing a haunting video clip for FINAL PLANET 666 which should be finished by next month. Our first shoot for it was spawned from the extreme mist which rolled into Kuopio and lasted for 48 hours. Visibility next to nothing - we took advantage of the eerie atmos which matches the song.
I will keep this update succinct as the list of things to do gets longer and longer-
I would love to write some more culture related pieces in the future - but until then... have fun and stay safe out there!!