Before Surgery

Before Surgery is an R&D endeavour towards a series of acoustic, musical, and audiovisual exercises. It is a crossroads of ethnography, philosophy, intuition and aesthetics. The underlying paradox: freedom from agenda fosters an ever increasingly complex web of agendas – formal, procedural, ideological, narrative.

The name attempts to encapsulate scientific precision, existentialist angst, and hands-on bravery. The surgical act as excision of damage, as rebirth, reconfiguration, as a necessity, an imperative. In a nutshell: visceral rigour. In another nutshell: ominous joy. And yet another: faith.


Outputs:


October 2015. carry on


October 2015. vox express


July 2015. no punk, no science, no now


July 2015. the illegibility of the creative act


July 2015. shibuya kraut


Jan 2015. boot surgery


Jan 2015. potlatch


Oct 2014. before before surgery


Communicate.