2 Koi Karp
tapes, skreaks, muzak, magick...

2 Koi Karp create worlds using sound, installation, film, costume as instrument and performance. 2 Koi Karp explore the social and transcendence; from childhood play and anxiety; to fetishism and pain; mundanity and the ecstatic.

Childish things; children’s voices, primary colours, glitter, toy instruments, lullabies and playroom aesthetics meet intense, psychotic/psychedelic states with howls, snarls, screaks of old tapes and records and eroticised, brutal action. These seeming oppositions are ingrained within the ‘fabric’ of our society and they are to be exorcised through revelation if they are to be seen as they really are; in a Naked Lunch ritual of sound, action and vision. Sexuality and gender is ambiguous, celebrated and questioned in all its forms and guises between sight, smell, sound, taste and touch. Tangible and familiar, yet simultaneously unhomely and fractured.

2 Koi Karp’s inception, the first live performance with newly acquired tape players was at a residency in Ibiza with Islington Mill at an event curated by Video Jam. 2 Koi Karp are now associated artists at Video Jam and this has led to collaborations with filmmaker Graeme Cole and New York art/party collective Cheryl. 2 Koi Karp will be playing on the Video Jam stage at Fat Out Fest in May 2014 as well as collaborating with the legendary Charles Hayward.

2 Koi Karp have recently been artists-in-residence at The Penthouse NQ, artist-led live/residency space, as well as being invited to perform at Be Live and Noise Above Noise. These projects have been vital in the development in visual/performative and sonic terms for 2 Koi Karp and has led to collaborations with a range of artists such as Ian Moss (The Hamsters), Gary Fisher and Matt Dalby, Rosanne Robertson and video artist KHOM. The Penthouse also invited 2 Koi Karp to play at Sluice Art Fair to represent the space in Bermondsey, London.
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We’re proud to be a part of this glorious event, Christeene at the legendary Bummer Camp at Islington Mill this Saturday! We will be hosting as part of Guts for Garters and Tranarchy with bouncy castles, Kurt Dirt, kult karaoke and loads more. Get your tickets while they’re HOT! Read all about Christeene’s mind-melting performances this year in London. Been a massive inspiration to us since we saw her last year. Very special. DO NOT MISS IT!
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The next 2 KOI KARP gig is at Kraak supporting Bletchley’s finest ACTION BEAT on their 10 year anniversary tour…also playing are the marvellous Locean, Silent Front and Groves…plus GUTS FOR GARTERS karaoke for yer delectation afterwards xx :)
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We’re playing 'We Are All Trees' THIS FRIDAY (27th) at 8pm, a marvellous little festival next to Lake Windermere alongside the likes of Trembling Bells, Cowtown, Mistoa Poltsa and Three Dimensional Tanx 
Fat Out Fest 2014
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Roodkapje, Rotterdam. On tour with Part Wild Horses Mane on Both Sides and Rosanne Robertson.
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Roodkapje, Rotterdam. On tour with Part Wild Horses Mane on Both Sides and Rosanne Robertson.
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Roodkapje Rotterdam, playing eyelashes with stylus. From tour with Part Wild Horses Mane on Both Sides and Rosanne Robertson.
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"2 Koi Karp, an aurally inscrutable sound art duo…"
Top one Noel Gardner and The Quietus! Great review of the sublime weekend of Fat Out Fest. Included are our excursions on the Video Jam stage and Neil’s stake in the Terminal Cheesecake.
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TOUR!
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@rosanner set up! @instantchavires @2koikarp
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Performing a live score to Wolfgang Lehmann’s ‘Dragonflies with birds and snake’ at the Video Jam stage at Fat Out Fest on Saturday. BIG thank you to all involved, was an absolutely wonderful festival, line-up was impeccable as was the crowd. Highlight after highlight, never a dip for the whole three days! Some of the manyfold highlights were Drunk in Hell, Terminal Cheesecake, Melt Banana, Gum Takes Tooth, Die Hexen, Charles Hayward and the jams that went on up on the 5th… UNREAL.
Performing a live score to Wolfgang Lehmann’s ‘Dragonflies with birds and snake’ at the Video Jam stage at Fat Out Fest on Saturday. BIG thank you to all involved, was an absolutely wonderful festival, line-up was impeccable as was the crowd. Highlight after highlight, never a dip for the whole three days! Some of the manyfold highlights were Drunk in Hell, Terminal Cheesecake, Melt Banana, Gum Takes Tooth, Die Hexen, Charles Hayward and the jams that went on up on the 5th… UNREAL.
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Performing this Thursday in Brussels, The Nest with Part Wild Horses Mane on Both Sides and Rosanne Robertson. We fly to Paris tomorrow for the show at Les Instants Chavires on Wednesday. Can’t wait!