Lila-Zoé Krauß

[After her Destruction]

Lila-Zoé Krauß, [After her Destruction], Filmstill, 2023, Camera: Helena Wittmann

Lila-Zoé Krauß
[After her Destruction]


Lila-Zoé Krauß (*1994, Alice Springs, AUS) is a multimedia artist, performer and musician known as L Twills. In her work, she uses sound as a starting point for storytelling. Her multimedia productions deal with the relationship between perception, the body and technology. The artist examines the construction of normativity in capitalist societies and its effects on mental health.

For her first institutional solo exhibition Lila-Zoé Krauß transforms the hall of the Kunsthaus into an immersive stage of sound, light and image. In her new science fiction music and opera project [After her Destruction], she questions conventional value systems and perceptions of reality and negotiates notions of otherness, femininity and subjectivity. The narrative centres on the protagonist Girl. With the aid of the computer programme The Art of Mind, which merge digital, analogue and Girl’s dream worlds, she embarks on a journey through her mind. In search of a lost memory, Girl gets caught up in a maelstrom of imagination, dissolution of boundaries and emancipation. On the musical level, the artist combines electro-acoustic sounds and expressive vocals to create dense avant-pop compositions.

Curated by Anna Nowak

Exhibition text

Lila-Zoé Krauß (*1994, Alice Springs, AUS) studied Fine Arts at the HFBK Hamburg and at CalArts Los Angeles as well as Sound Studies at the UdK Berlin. Her audiovisual works have been shown at the Popkultur Festival, Berlin (2023); Documenta Fifteen, Kassel (2022); Kvaka Art Space, Belgrade (2022); Import Export, Munich (2022); Montez-Press-Radio, New York City (2019); HKW, Berlin (2019) and Kampnagel Sommerfestival, Hamburg (2018). She lives and works in Vienna.

Art direction, production (video, music, sound design, set, costumes): Lila-Zoé Krauß; DOP, co-direction: Helena Wittmann; Cast: Suma Abdelsamie, Anto López Espinosa, Don Jegosah, Luïza Luz, Rebecca de Toro, Haiqing Wang (Choir of Mutants); Lila-Zoé Krauß (Girl); Christin Krauß (MOW), Ophelia Young (Superego), Elliot Reed (Fortune Teller), Linda Elsner (Mysterious Lady Without Name), Sibylle Peters (Lady’s Lover), Lex Callimero (Monster); Dramaturgy: Julia Jost; Set production: Ricarda Johanna Schwarz; Hair & make-up: Maike Albeck; Light: Suzanne Caroline de Carrasco, Julian Gillman, Lars Rubarth; Sound recording: Nikoloz Mamatsashvili; VFX & colour grading: Jacopo Fant; Sound mixing & mastering: Helge Hasselberg; Production assistance: Suzanne Caroline de Carrasco; Directing recordist: Julia Gostynski; Set assistance: Marc Einsiedel, Laura Haas, Ruth Kaiser, Mattheo Lange, Ben Lauffer; Cordial thanks to: Brain Products GmbH, Hanseplatte, Juke In The Box, Kampnagel, Dr. Hermann Krämer, Samuel Witt

Fri, 24.5.2024, 7 pm

Introduction: Anna Nowak (Kunsthaus Hamburg)
9 pm: DJ-Set by Yeşim Duman

Sat, 25.5.2024, 9 pm, Kampnagel
Concert by L Twills
with the performers Don Jegosah & Anto López Espinosa

Fri, 12.7.2024, 7 pm
Talk with Suma Abdelsamie & Luce deLire

Sat, 27.72024, 3–8 pm
3–6 pm: Sound Ecosystems: Deep Listening, Collectivity and Care
Listening-Workshop with Isabelle Edi & Luïza Luz
6–8 pm: Performances by Luïza Luz, Elliot Reed, Ophelia Young & Lila-Zoé Krauß

Guided tours
Thu, 6.6.2024, 6 pm
Sun, 30.6.2024, 4 pm
Thu, 11.7.2024, 6 pm

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