On June 13th OKO performed at the “Quiet Violence” exhibition and sound festival. J.E. Murphy created the responsive video projection. The first version of this installation was exhibitied in March 2013.
The mind free. Angry, hurt, damaged, calcified. The body free. Heavy, aging, inflexible, dying. The individual free. Rigid, unbending, dominating, destructive. The society free. Slow, grinding, heavy, monotonous. QUIET VIOLENCE is the state of the individual within a system. “Quiet […]
OKO performed their first entirely acoustic set of destructive noise at the closing event for the Month of Performance Art – Berlin Photos by Eva Schmidhuber and Jaime Hyatt
Every Saturday for four weeks I attempted to erase a troublesome part of my personality. A performance of rebirth and cleansing. A disordering of belief structures. A ritual suicide; self destruction in four parts. Review of the first performance (in […]
OKO collaborated with André Foisy for a performance at Mindpirates. Photos by Dylan Cram
Interactive web based video for the OKO song “Hoarfrost”. Site design and implementation by J.E. Murphy of SCN9A. Click the image to go directly to the site.
Every Sunday for four weeks I delivered an undelivered speech to an unsuspecting audience.
October 29th OKO performed in Stockholm at Fylkingen.
An exhibition at the Vesselroom Project where I showed three new image pairs titled “Anon Äon”, “Nobody” and “Finally, The Lion”. “The current series of works by Aleks Slota and Justin Powell engage in a dialogue defined by the concept […]
New video for the song Moder from the album 5730±40 by OKO, my collaboration with Robert Heim. The album is available on tape from Land of Decay.
Music video for the song “Eternal Return” by Locrian from their album Return to Annihilation released by Relapse Records.
A performative installation exploring the potential power we have over each other. For eight days, eight hours each day, I was installed in the gallery window and negotiated power between myself and the audience through only my gaze. Presented May 10-17, […]
Mountain Building was first performed on March 24, 2013, slightly reworked and retitled Peradam it was performed again May 3, 2013; during the exhibition Investigating Phenomenology by Giovanni Casu. Through the performance I explore my uneasy fascination with heroic art, monolithic architecture and the sublime. Photo by Ania Pabiś
Sound and video performance realized on April 26, 2013 during the “Parrhesia” exhibition at CORPO 6, in collaboration with Fabio Campagna.
Performance from April 26, 2013 that was projected as a skype connection during the opening of Parrhesia at CORPO 6 gallery. This performance investigates the power on anonymity and the potential for alienation within social media. Photos by Fabio Campagna
5730±40 is an album by OKO, my collaboration with Robert Heim, and is available for purchase from Land of Decay.
A gift to the city, a gift of a city. Throughout 2012 I created multiple posters bearing ambiguous symbols. Having selected six posters I chose a seventh symbol which I placed on the map of Berlin. Taking note of where […]
“Nanga Parbat” OKO performance at CORPO 6, Friday March 1, 2013. Responsive video projection realized by J.E. Murphy. A song from the upcoming OKO release 5730±40 on Land of Decay
Performance from August 18, 2012 realized during the HomeBase festival. “Language is confused, language is confusing, I confuse languages. I get tongue tied, I trip on words, I get stuck on words, I keep speaking.”
A long term performance begun on August 8, 2012 and performed for 18 hours over three days. During the performance I invited the audience to interact with me and talk about the idea of home in crisis or art in […]
Music video for “Augury in an Evaporating Tower” by Locrian for their album The Clearing/The Final Epoch released by Relapse Records.
OKO at Grüntaler9, Saturday, June 30, 2012. (photos by Karolina Iwa)
My photographic documentation of performances that took place during the Month of Performance Art Berlin. All photos are my original work, if you would like to use a photo please get in touch, contact details are on the “Aleks” page. 3.5.12 “Lampyris […]
A performance piece from May 15, 2012, that explores the meaning of gaps in city architecture. During this performance, I applied baby oil, sunflower oil, butter, lard and skin lotion to myself and to the path ahead of me. These lubricants […]
Music video for Eolomea (André Foisy, David Reed) released February 2012 on Brave Mysteries. Video shot with the Canon 5D Mark II and Canon 24mm f/1.4L lens
OKO at HB55 December 9, 2011. More information and photos here.
OKO at the Live Art Review at Liebig12, December 4, 2011. Videos and further information here liveartreview.blogspot.com
OKO at the Bethanien, Berlin
A performance piece from September 30, 2011, that explores the theme of schizophrenic patriotism. During this performance I sang the national anthems of the United States, Germany and Poland non-stop for four hours. I interrupted the singing only to drink shots of vodka. The audience […]