live at Fylkingen 2018
Sisterloops is a performative sound art and noise duo with the artists Alexandra Nilsson and Marie Gavois, based in Stockholm, Sweden.
Sisterloops are nasty academics,
strictly wild, brutally feminine,
we are amplified knives.
material – cuts and whines, scratches, bursts and shrieks_
physical – direct action_ savage_
script / lyrical / narrative_
who speaks and who makes noise?_
II: . . . :II
For Sisterloops, sound, action and image are always equal components of their work. They expose details and frictions; they make the extremely strict become wilderness.
– creating artificial sound space – enlarge and make the sounds visible – bring forward the aggressiveness – the brutality – the sensibility of the specific – manual, analogue loops –
Alexandra Nilsson / Solovkina is a composer, musician and performer based in Stockholm, Sweden.
Her work stretches across acoustic and electroacoustic music, sound art, noise and performative practices. Lyrical as well as brutal, minimalist and maximalist, her art extends the most subtle expressions to the harsh and fierce. She searches for organic transformations and the transcendence of the material. With a background in jazz and folklore, energy movement and rhythm are also important aspects of her practice.
In 2010 she received a Masters Degree in composition at the Royal College of Music in Stockholm. Her Master focused on music for film and she is continuously interested in interactions between sound and image and narrative aspects.
She has composed for chamber ensembles and orchestra, as well as for theatre, dance and film, and she collaborates on a regular basis with visual artists and musicians/performers internationally.
Marie Gavois is a multimedia artist and performer based in Stockholm and Dortmund. Her work materializes issues of economic power and social policy in forms of performing arts, dance, music /sound and literary formations. Poetic politics, labor issues, organization and independence interests her.
2008-2012 she was an apprentice in SU-EN Butoh Company participating as a dancer and performer in many projects and exhibitions. During the four years she was as well part of the team of Frictions – international performance art festival. 2012, she interrupted the apprenticeship, to continue working independently as an artist and performer. Earlier she studied sculpture at Gothenburg school of art.
2015-2018 Gavois was the chair woman of Fylkingen – new music and intermedia art in Stockholm.