JESSIKA KHAZRIK | Berlin, Germany
Astrophysical, hyperbodily and alchemical, Jessika Khazrik’s live musical practice is deeply devoted to communal solace, collective transcendence and trans-generational healing. With genre-defying mercurial treatments of voice, drums and space, her sonic scapes intimately investigate the ecological and techno-political premises of continua we inhabit, co-create or forget. Concocting scores from trans-millennial compendia of healing, space and biosensing technologies and on-site/online detritus, her live and hybrid sets are deeply informed by ancestral chanting traditions – like Armenian sharakan, Levantine mawwal and Iraqi radh – kewed with a quaint techno and incomputable entrancing rhythms.
Performing internationally in a wide range of spaces from clubs to museums, theatres and quarries, she festively uses spaces of congregation to search for locally entrenched universalisms that could collectively respond to the dystopias of our times. Her multiple practice as artist, technologist, educatress owes itself to a trans-millennial production of knowledge based on an environmental understanding of the techno-politics of voice, media, and code She has initiated “Cartography of Darkness خريطة الظلام”, “POST-CORONIALISM” and “AATMA ✦ عتمة” and is involved with several collective projects with or without names.