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Betty Apple New Zealand Tour Announced

Betty Apple New Zealand Tour Announced

Wednesday 19th June, 2019 9:56AM

Taiwan electronic experimentalist, DJ and performance artist Betty Apple is heading to Aotearoa for a four day nationwide tour this winter, presented by the Audio Foundation's long-running Altmusic programme. With a multidisciplinary practice encompassing sound, video, performance, and art curation, Betty Apple's boundary-pushing live work often utilises kitschy consumer objects (eg. vibrators, underwear) as sources with which to explore a sonic intersection of abjection, noise and club culture. Catch Betty Apple performing at the dates below...

UPDATE: supports have been revealed for Betty Apple's upcoming winter tour of Aotearoa...

Altmusic Presents: Betty Apple

Wednesday 31st July – Wine Cellar, Auckland w/ Blood Mothers, Ursula Le Sin*
Thursday 1st August – Caroline, Wellington w/ Ursula Le Sin, Crone
Friday 2nd August – The Cook, Dunedin w/ Negative Nancies, Aotearoa Snuff Jazz Quartet*
Saturday 3rd August – Christchurch Town Hall, Christchurch w/ Teen Haters, Aotearoa Snuff Jazz Sextet

Tickets available HERE via UTR*

Experience recent footage Betty Apple performing at Liquid Architecture's This Negative Volumes series at Melbourne's ACCA gallery...

Wrap your ears around a new improvised work by Betty Apple and Nerve...

Press release:

Known for her powerful, often provocative live performance work and experimental projects, BETTY APPLE is one of the leading lights of from a younger generation of avant-garde artists in Taiwan.

Using body politics as her framework, Betty Apple’s focus is on performative, live sound art which flirts with abjection, noise and club culture. Drawing on her experience as a millennial living in post-colonial Taiwan, Betty Apple’s performances wrest sound from kitsch objects symbolic of consumer society – particularly mass-produced objects intended for eroticism or entertainment, such as vibrators, underwear and fluorescent paint, which are carried inside the body and expressed through violent and grotesque means.

Through these performances, Apple (de)constructs a chaotic and hysterical “noise text” that is created from input to output, distorted by dynamics introduced by humans as well as objects. Producing sound with her body, she creates an exciting, edgy atmosphere – an imploding wave of connection and mystery.

Deeply influenced by bedroom electronica and sub-culture, Betty Apple arrived at sound and composition by way of her background in theatre. She works with noise and range of aberrant texture, and is an accomplished producer of electronic music and DJ while also engaging in video art, performance art, and art curation. Born in 1986 in Chiayi, Taiwan, she received her B.A. in Theatre and M.A. in New Media Art at the Taipei National University of the Arts.


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Wed 31st Jul
The Wine Cellar, Auckland
Thu 1st Aug
Caroline, Wellington
Fri 2nd Aug
The Cook, Dunedin

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