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COMPANION: A listening event

  • 198 Contemporary Arts and Learning 198 Railton Rd. London, SE24 OJT United KIngdom (map)

For the closing event of our “Shaved in Opposite Directions” project, b.Dewitt has commissioned London born, Berlin based upcoming electronic producer Gozi (Rowan Edwards) to create an EP as an audio-based response to London based artist Gray Wielebinski’s comprehensive body of work.

Currently in his final year of Electronic Music Studies at dBS Berlin, Gozi’s work pushes the boundaries of what can be considered pop music, mixing bright upbeat melodies with warped experimental sound design and surprisingly subversive lyrics. Emboldened by his experiences as a queer man of colour, his practice explores the complexities of the modern human condition as a vehicle to humanise the often demonised “other” or minority experience. Gozi’s response dives into the playful politics of Gray’s work, translating bold colour into animated production and sharp slogans into confessions of experience. The resulting EP - aptly named COMPANION - seeks to accompany both Gray’s visual work as well the listener, a reminder that their experiences in the world are not so “other”, regardless of how society views them. Gozi's current muses are Korean Boybands, Young Thug and Lil Uzi Vert’s bromance, deep colours, ASMR, the coming Corporation War™ and his phone.

Gray Wielebinski works between London and Los Angeles in collage, video, performance, sound, sculpture, and installation. Their work explores Gender and Sexuality and how these intersect with structures of power and identity. They completed an MFA from The Slade School of Fine Art in 2018. Gray is inspired by glitches, male bonding, queer temporality, podcasts, quantum mechanics, Jennifer Lopez’ Green Versace Dress at the 2000 Grammy Awards, conspiracy theories, clowning, and Surrealism.

Supported by Arts Council National Lottery Project Grants