QUALIATIK is the multimedia project of producer, singer, songwriter, and new media artist Arielle Herman, who began making music while studying neuroscience in college. Through her dynamic live show, QUALIATIK sows an empathic and exposed connection with the audience, in which her feverishly introspective music immerses the listener in deep, nuanced, and complex emotional landscapes. Drawing from her background in neuroscience and her fascination with computers and the brain, QUALIATIK's work contains a distinctly transhumanist edge that critically considers the role of technology in human evolution, framing within this inquiry a deep exploration of the more nebulous aspects of humanity, such as emotion, intuition, identity, and empathy.

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 convluted subject matter of her work. QUALIATIK's live visuals transform her show into a visceral array of pulsing and corruscating textures, crystallizing the intricate landscape of her psychoanalytic world. “Ethereal, restless, and bursting with life,” QUALIATIK's work draws a sharp arrow inward and following its path toward an eager probing of the human experience.


6/10 - bambi's with casey mq, viscera, dasychira (toronto)
6/16 - suoni per il popolo with chino amobi, moor mother (montreal)
6/23 - cyberia with haleek maul, annie sama
7/19 - elsewhere with chino amobi, caitlin baucom

sexyland w. torus, kareem lotfy, dasychira (amsterdam)
elsewhere with aïsha devi + eaves (nyc)
unseelie pt. 2 with no bra, organ tapes, debit, 7038634357 (nyc)
everyday ago & halcyon veil present: bruit blanche w. city, jesse osborne-lanthier, kazuki koga, valeda (montreal)
unseelie pt. 1 with motion graphics, sentinel, dasychira, embaci (nyc)
sur back ep release w. nightspace, fielded (nyc)
cube w. virgo (art basel; miami)
satellite art show official afterparty (art basel)
one winged angel w. city, js aurelius (vancouver)
customs w. guayaba, estoc (seattle)
cybersonic LA w. house of kenzo (LA)
rosebud w. ariel zetina, itsï (chicago)
sunnyvale w. teengirl fantasy, adr, sentinel, dasychira, falty dl (nyc)
kitty (record release) (nyc)
deepak chopra's science of consciousness conference (san diego)
gorilla vs. bear texas summer festival w. jessy lanza, youmi zouma, dj taye, kedr livanskiy (austin, dallas)
fader fort sxsw 2016 w. drake, kelela (austin)
iheartcomix x mad decent sxsw showcase w. ho99o9, frankie rose (austin)
on the sly sxsw showcase w. jlin, celestial trax (austin)
via festival hoko x planet mu showcase w. rp boo, salon & cough (pittsburgh)