Zoë Mc Pherson is an interdisciplinary artist based between Brussels and Berlin whose kaleidoscopic output channels a myriad of sources and research including Inuit culture, hybridity, Kurdish feminism, polyrhythms and the practice of Cat's Cradle.
'String Figures' is an ongoing trans-global art project fusing electronic sound, ethnomusicological research, video art and choreography into a rich audiovisual tapestry that collapses worlds, histories and timeframes. Released on SVS Records in March 2018 with a series of films directed with Alessandra Leone, the album explores an array of dualities - traditional/contemporary, organic/electronic, historical/futuristic - with its core theme of string as one of the most ancient and playful art forms with seemingly infinite possibilities.
Her kinetic AV performance occupies a singular space at the intersection between forward-thinking club music, audio-visual culture and sound art, with recent performances including Berlin Boiler Room, La Concrete Paris, Eupen Meakusma Festival, Amsterdam De School, Nottingham Contemporary and Beursschouwburg Brussels where she was associated artist in 2016-17.
Zoë also works within the dance and choreography fields. Recent commissions include the sound design for David Hernandez’s contemporary dance piece “VOX” premiered at STUK Leuven (BE) in 2019,
and for Gloria Hockner’s piece and ongoing research on Hardcore/Gabber body music “Futurecore” in Hamburg (DE).
Other present and future collaborators include Rupert Clervaux, Christina Vantzou, Greetje Bijma and more yet to be announced.