This Autumn, Bergen Kunsthall is thrilled to present Berlin-based artist Lotic. Producing intense, provocative music informed by ballroom culture, noise, R&B, and hip-hop, Lotic (J'Kerian Morgan) is one of the most notable figures associated with the loosely defined experimental club scene.
«As angular as the nail shape they’re currently sporting, Lotic’s sound is a fever dream of caustic atmospheres, spikes of pitched-down r’n’b samples and slinking rhythms. They’re seemingly obsessed with the ways in which pop anthems can become gutted and modulated into steely dissonance – case in point being ‘Faded (How the Hell…?)’ on 2014’s ‘Damsel In Distress’ mixtape and last year’s ‘Formation’ (Election Anxiety/America Is Over edit) where Beyoncé’s vocals seem to ricochet around within a metallic container. And Lotic’s subversions have even made Björk take notice. ‘Hetercetera’, on Robin Carolan’s Tri Angle Records, led to two remixes for the ‘Vulnicura’ track ‘NotGet’ and an opening set at the Icelandic star’s 2015 Berlin concert.» – Mixmag, June 2018.
Utmark is Bergen Kunsthall’s own concert series, presenting Norwegian and international musicians from a wide range of genres, with a focus on alternative expressions and experimental, visionary and exploratory music.
Utmark events are free to members of Bergen Kunsthall, Borealis Listening Club and students of BAS, KMD and Grieg Academy