Cammack Lindsey

The Mechanical Ghost

Sound art / Performance

2022

The ghosts of our labor and our mechanicalized bodies haunt us. Appearing to us as reflections of nature, memory, and material conditions that loom above us fused within a powerful alien world of objects we created. The capitalist torments us, and our only hope can be found in the transformation of our eerie ghosts into our partners in crime. An extension of past research into ghosts and our future gloom embodied in toxic cyanobacteria and algae blooms, this performance brings together ancestral stories spoken from within pockets of past, future, and present time, interpreted through musical song using instruments such as the banjo and voice processed through noise and computer algorithms.

BIO

Cammack Lindsey's work stems from the transition period of opera into musical theater, composing holobiotical musicals that emerge from symbiotic interactions that occur in the subvisible world. Investigating scientific and historical relics of failures from extractive capitalism they piece together complex networks of oppression to embody forms of collective resistance. Expanding this space to redistribute stolen futures through performances and installations, they collaborate often with (sometimes toxic) cyanobacteria and microalgae, DIY BioArt/hacking techniques, the voice, sound, & the materialization of colors, magic and ghosts.

Based in Berlin, they produced their first 8-hour musical with M.I/mi1glissé at Acker Stadt Palast in May 2017 and in 2019, and premiered their most recent musical composition ' ∫ ( { } )_ visible window', releasing the recording online with the label Quantum Natives. Their works have been presented in Berlin with Multiversal, Creamcake and Art Laboratory Berlin, and internationally at Cafe Oto (London), Ars Electronica (Linz), RIXC Open Fields (Riga) and Cyborgrrrls (Mexico City). As of July 2020, they have completed their masters in 'Art and Media' at UdK Berlin and are currently working on ‘Cyanotoxic Romance’, an upcoming musical and tape release with the label Baba Vanga.

website: iruuu.tk

instagram: @la.kitty.mia

soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/cammack_lindsey