QUALIATIK is the multimedia project of producer, performer, and new media artist Arielle Herman. Her feverishly introspective music envelopes the listener in complex and cutting emotional landscapes, and her dynamic live show incites a jarring form of empathy. Her background in neuroscience and her fascinations with technology and humanity imbue her project with a distinctly transhumanist edge that critically considers the role of future technologies in human evolution, framing within this inquiry an exploration of internality, human experience, emotion, and identity.
Her passionately DIY, autodidactic approach finds her conceptualizing, creating, and executing every aspect of her work, including 3D visual accompaniment for her live show, virtual/augmented reality and interactive computer programs, and detailed, elegiac pen drawings that allude to the subconscious nature of her work. QUALIATIK's live visuals transform her show into a visceral array of pulsing textures, crystallizing the landscape of her psychoanalytic world. “Ethereal, restless, and bursting with life,” QUALIATIK's work draws a sharp arrow inward, following its path toward the depths of the human psyche.
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