In anticipation of the five-day program in October, the Pre-3hd Festival Event at Berlin’s HAU Hebbel am Ufer on June 29 featured live performances from Taipei based rapper and Grimes-collaborator Aristophanes貍貓, as well as New York based artist-musician Eartheater.
Aristophanes貍貓 is a Taipei-based artist whose colourful and striking use of wordplay and poetry swells through elements of Hip Hop, Slam Poetry, Jazz, Soul and Electronica. She was recently featured on Grimes’ 2015 album release Art Angel for the song ‘SCREAM’, a wild and aggressive 2015 anthem. Eartheater is a New York-based musician and artist. Her distillation of voice, synths, guitar and electronic production techniques create short-form compositions teeming with crystalline detail.
These two powerful women explore a range of genres, sounds, concepts and performative practices through a personal futurism. Supporting the night were Finnish artist AGF and Berlin based producer Dis Fig, who DJ'ed at HAU restaurant, WAU.