Chicks on Speed – Vaccinate me baby
The new track by Chicks on Speed “Vaccinate me baby” belongs to Vaxpop, a microgenre of electronic music and a meme, however, the ideas behind it are a statement and a position towards music and art production in times of Covid.
A love Song & dream of intimate times…
Chicks on Speed are making fun of having fun with needles, the delicate line of tongue-in-cheek and cheekiness keeps you on your toes — dancing, ideally. It reflects our moment like a mirror of skewed glass, it’s not a song against vaccination, just like current affairs clips, vlogs,TV shows, COS ride on the bizarre surrealism of mixed information magnifying the strange in a very strange land.
Love and sex can heal all the blues. But hey, it can have a price these days. We think there’s an opening up, go to the club, kiss around. Three days later we get knocked to the ground. Even with a vaccination my friend got the bug from intimacy. Hit-and-run in the club. How many jabs does it take to become immune to this bug?
This electro blues song pricks the senses, activating the fun, passion and improvement of life with bodies coming together, inoculating each other before time ends. A quick trip to the grocery store, these many points of contact with everyone in the place. Breathing and touching, we’re so connected we don’t even have to have sex with everyone to know that they are inside of us, through our lungs, the breath or touch, places where others have touched. It sounds esoteric to say, we are also connected to each other, the world has become esoteric -all of it. Inoculation one, get rid of this bug, – then move onto inoculation 2, “vaccinate me from these blues.”
Release party 09/09/2021
Release Party at Bar 439, Vereinsstr. 38, 20357 Hamburg, from 19:00-open end. Regulations are 2G, which means, bring along your vaccination/genesen qr code and passport. In Hamburg facemask ia also still required, fill in Lukas app.
Chicks on Speed and collaborators perform “Vaccinate me Baby” live via a real-time telematic audiovisual improv performance @ Trondheim Academy of Fine Art, TV Studios 8pm-9pm CET, 19th October 2021, as part of the DIKU Norwegian Artistic Research Week: https://www.kit.ntnu.no
The new Chicks on Speed performance UPLOADING THE HUMAN is the world premier of their new tune “Vaccinate me Baby” Teleprovising and teleforming in real time from Trondheim Academy of Fine Art’s TV station in Trondheim, Norway. Joined by Trondheim local and networked artists, musicians, choreographers, digital costume designers and art students including; Apex Anima, Tina Frank Joen Vedel, Lisa Walker, Sophia Efstathiou, L Twills, Luca Sauerwein, Josiah Zayner, Orkun Tunc, Øyvind Brandtsegg, Michael Francis Duch, Panja Goebel, Thies Mynther, Mary Ocher, Federico Visi, Jeremiah Day and students from University of the Arts Linz and Trondeim Academy of Fine Arts NTNU, – a phygital experience, live from @ KiTv metaverse, 19th Oct, 2021 as part of NTNU Artistic Research Week. The performance delves into fantasy, gaming and speculative worlds, rather than offering an escape, this pop show is about weaving together sites and courses, presenting a pluriverse, a spectacle of digital only objects merging with bodies, COS present real time telematic concept making through performative improvisation as a genre, generating new knowledge, which only Chicks on Speed can do.
‚Vaccinate me baby‘ stars:
Apex Anima aka Unnur Andrea (Trondheim Academy of Fine Art alumni) spends her earthly life as a music producer, vocalist, DJ and visual artist roaming around the planet singing and making stuff to optimize audiovisual pleasure. window, trying to make the world a safer place.
Christopher Just is a crime fiction writer and music producer, one of the pioneers of the Vienna electronic music scene. He published solo under his real name and under various pseudonyms such as Acid Joseph, Gerhard, Punk Anderson or Roy Edel. Together with Peter Votava (DJ Pure) he performed between 1993 and 1996 as the Dada techno duo Ilsa Gold.
Tina Frank is the wonderwoman of cover design for electronic music lovers and professor for visual communication at the University of Arts Linz.
Thelma Verse is a weird Soul EDM Vocalist, Afrofuturist visual artists and the Afrophonic shamanic double of Zimbabwean born music theatre writer and musician Trudi Veremu.
Aya Miyake who designed the cover illustration, is a Graphic designer based in Tokyo, known for her Punk and Feminist themed works. Through this work, Aya wanted to relay that, No matter the situations we are placed in, we must create with our own hands to make our ideas into reality, share with others, and enjoy to the fullest! Artwork open source font credits: “Ouroboros By Ariel Martín Pérez and some contributions by Hélène Alix Mourrier (Velvetyne Type Foundry)” or any similar formula…