Drexciya (1992-2002), a duo based in Detroit, became one of the most celebrated and influential names in American experimental techno. One of the few groups to use techno as a political tool in effecting criticism of racial inequity and inner-city recovery, Drexciya brought a wider social and aesthetic agenda to a style in which allegiance to the beat is typically the only prerequisite. Closely associated with the label Underground Resistance, and operating in the classically covert tradition of “faceless” techno (the pair’s identities remain a mystery), the music found release through such internationally renowned labels as Warp, Rephlex, Tresor and Clone.
Location: Ontario Place - Cinesphere
Guest curated by Charles Stankievech. During the Biennial, the Cinesphere becomes a world within a world, merging film and sound art with scent and changing atmospheric conditions. From cosmological origin stories, to a future in which civilization is extinct, The Drowned World contrasts deep time with the decline of global ecologies. The…