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by Encore and Sexes
September 6 - October 27, 2018
DARKITIS! revolves around legendary speedcore techno DJ and producer Liza 'N' Eliaz (1958-2001). Born in Oostende into a family of musicians, Liza 'N' Eliaz early on started to study classical piano but then diverted into rock and new wave before discovering hardcore techno. Liza 'N' Eliaz subsequently became active as a DJ and producer and achieved an iconic status in the techno scene as the figure to speed up hardcore techno and being a pioneer in the newly established category speedcore. Being older than most of her peers, having an extraordinary appearance and being transgender further mystified Liza 'N' Eliaz. She has been called "Queen of Terror", whereas she fully rejected the term. And although she titled one of her famous pieces "Is it Dark?" she also rejected the notion that her music is dark, the title hence has to be read in a very ambiguous way.
About the collectives ENCORE and SEXES
ENCORE produces works with interdisciplinary efforts around topics of hardcore electronic music.
Initiated by the artist Henrike Naumann, ENCORE already produced works researching Gabberculture
Liza 'N' Eliaz.