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Artist Spotlight: High Priest

For the third instalment of our “artist spotlight” series, we present High Priest, a sound collective from Los Angeles already making waves here in Leipzig and beyond. Formed by Henry Bell and Benjamin Leal, the duo rejects the traditional idea of an audience, performing not for humans but for the objects which are simultaneously their subjects and their spectators.

Here at Pilotenkueche, Benjamin and Henry are using their time to further explore the relationship between objects and sound, creating a series of “tone poems”, short pieces which use sound to describe and interact with their subjects. Through this series, High Priest intends to formulate a lexicon of sound-object interaction which can be systematically applied to any subject, a blueprint for a language which can be used to produce new tone poems or reproduce previous ones. On April 27th, High Priest performed at Hühnermanhattan Klub in Halle. We look forward to seeing what they come up with next!

Photos by Pilotenkueche and High Priest


High Priest

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Artist Spotlight: Tegwen Evans

In this weekly series, we present artists currently working in our studio. Today, we introduce you to Tegwen Evans who does photography, multimedia, and installation art.

Originally from New Jersey, Tegwen Evans graduated from the Berlin Neue Schule für Fotografie and has since made a name for herself taking portraits in the depths of Berlin’s club scene. In her previous work with the organization TrashEra, Tegwen created pieces which resist replication by integrating additional materials, so that the photos become creations as unique as the individuals within them.

Continuing her work which simultaneously considers body dysphoria, femininity, human forms, disorientation and anxiety through an anthropological lens, Tegwen wishes to find new ways of including the viewers as  participants in her art. “People are forced to be involved,” she says. Always starting with an image, she uses mixed media to transform it into a new structure that is no longer a mere photograph, but a manifesto of the living experience. Using painting for the first time at Pilotenkueche, her upcoming work is intended to be a multisensory experience. 

All photos by Pilotenkueche

Tegwen Evans