Berlin based visual agitator and cultural activist Solu`s from Finland (Mia Makela) experimental music videos have been widely exhibited in festivals around the world: e.g. at xfest, impact, sonar... Her style ranges from minimal abstractions and strongly processed material to multilayered ambiental landscapes. Mia also organizes events and workshops, which focus on audiovisual and hacker culture. She belonged to the media activist group fiftyfifty.org and is part of femalepressure.net, a network of female electronic music producers. Mia alos co-organizes Wooshi Wooshi, an initiative that promotes female electronic currents in the form of events, workshops and cds/dvds. The first wooshiwooshi event was organized in Barcelona in June 2003 during SONAR festival. Recently she has toured Europe teaming up with musician Heidi Mortenson.
Berlin based Heidi Mortenson
(DK), who was sellected as Resident Artist 2003 at the annual experimental festival LEM, based in Gracia, Barcelona, is currently a one-woman band playing live concerts (or abstract dj-sets); experimenting widely from beat boxing to dusty organs and lush noises from loose cables. Her music is melancholically brave with twisted beats, breaks and soundscapes of on site recordings. Crisp samples and layers of melodies are webbed into each other, varied with (reversed) vocals on top. Live on stage she takes use of machines, effect units, instruments and special-built microphones for the playing with words & voices.
Toghether Solu and Mortenson have performed live at the Sonar festival in Barcelona, the Museum of Contemporary Art in Helsinki, the Greenpeace Rainbow Warrior boat and various other locations and events.