very pleased to welcome the legendary French artist, composer
and performer Anne Gillis.
(as Manon Anne Gillis and Devil's Picnic) from the Parisian experimental
scene of the 80s, her dense, intricate and intimate work finding
a place on the margins of minimal synth and post-industrial sound.
Over five albums her recordings explored realms of repetition
- taking the smallest of impulses to their logical end-points,
modular synth pulses woven with cut-up tecniques and voice manipulation,
and concrete bodily sounds sculpted into miniatures that Gillis
hoped would turn loudspeakers into stethoscopes.
dedicating her work to curves, volutes, roundnesses, undulations,
rolling-ups and rotations, her visceral ritual performances exploring
the body and its societal codes.
After a lengthy
hiatus, Gillis has returned with new work and a series celebrated
performances in Tokyo, London, New York and France.