“The third album from the Melbourne-based pop futurist Becky Sui Zhen is tied up in the achingly personal – her mother’s losing battle with pancreatic cancer. But it wouldn’t be Sui Zhen if she didn’t apply a high-concept framework to the universal experience of loss.” – The New York Times
Throughout her discography and performances, experimental pop and performance artist Sui Zhen [pronounced ‘Sue-ee Chen’] has zoomed in on the intersections between human life and technology — how to exist in the digital age, as well as the ways in which we risk losing true sight of ourselves in the process. From the banal pastel dystopia of the Secretly Susan era music videos to the invention of Linda, a ghostly apparition who manifests in her latest LP, Losing, Linda – her cinematic, surreal and staged landscapes allow her unique take on pop music to sit within its own uncanny terrain.
Sui Zhen’s live set unfolds like a narrative from a dream, pairing the latest singles ‘Perfect Place’, ‘Matsudo City Life’ and ‘Being a Woman’ with expansive, atmospheric soundscapes, spoken-word and improvisation. Joined in her live band by Liv Jansz (Real Love, Punko), Casey Hartnett (Sleep Decade), Andrew Noble (NO ZU) and a fleeting appearance of Linda, come and enjoy the ever changing Sui Zhen landscape.
Becky Sui Zhen
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