Axis Arkestra (Nkisi & Yung Liberaci) presents Axis Shift, Telepathic Encounters
( Live )
Only Axis Shifting can broaden our agency as it reveals violent practices, due to its paradoxical position and perspective in relation to universal norms and methods of justification.
Axis Shift operates to focus on knowledge temporalities and alternative forms of knowledge production that has been dismissed as irrational by rational mechanisms of homogenized knowing.
Nkisi is the pseudonym of Melika Ngombe Kolongo, whose activities as a producer, live musician, DJ, and curator are channels for an on-going investigation into invisible forces, using sound. Musically, this manifests in a captivating cross-talk of African rhythms, uncompromising European hard dance tropes, foreboding synth melodies, and relentless, galvanizing energy, as harnessed for her increasingly kinetic live performances.
Yung Liberaci is a ballerina who co-exists as a rapper. Originally from Upstate New York made his way to NY city at the young age of 15 and started his international ballet career. After moving to Europe at 17, he was exposed to a lot of house, techno, and post-punk music. Driven by fantasy and glamour and the female figures in his life, the artist, Yung liberaci describes himself to be the best of the two sexes. Using that blend of male and female energy to develop his own sound: and a stage presence heavily tapped by his dance career. His song Ballroom Life was featured on NON Worldwide Compilation Trilogy Volume 2 released in 2018.