To celebrate the forthcoming release of 25 25, their sophomore LP out August 19th on DFA Records, FACTORY FLOOR release a captivating new video for their latest single “Ya” and announce and ICA (Institute of Contemporary Arts) London Show Thursday August 25th.
Directed by Factory Floor and featuring sculptures by the duo’s Nik Void, the vibrant, hypnotic video for “Ya” reflects the group’s penchant for experimental modernism and dynamic minimalism:
“I was looking at the German New York artist Isa Genzken,” explains Void, “and thought I need to make a plaster synth! I like the idea of someone playing it under my instruction off camera then the synth take on a life of its own – like the true nature of modular synthesis”
In 2012 FACTORY FLOOR commenced a year-long residency as ICA Associates which manifested as a series of live collaborations that featured New York composer Peter Gordon, visual artist Hannah Sawtell and British soundtrack producer Simon Fisher Turner. The events sought to challenge the boundaries between collaboration and live improvisation.
Now the duo of Nik Void and Gabriel Gurnsey return to London’s ICA Theater Thursday August 25th to premiere material from their latest hi-energy minimalist dance exploration live. The event will also include special live performances from British visual artist Haroon Mirza, who is internationally acclaimed for his installations that examine the interplay between light and sound. He will be followed by Swedish artist Klara Lewis, who is recognized for her disorientating arrangements of field recordings combined with textured rhythms.
Thu Aug 25 – ICA, London
25 25 is the follow up to Factory Floor’s critically acclaimed 2013 self-titled debut. Stripped to a mesmerizing dance of percussion, fragmented voice, and melody, the album captures the next stage of evolution for one of the UK’s most restless and exploratory groups. “Ya” is the latest single to be taken from Factory Floor’s second studio album, 25 25, out August 19th via DFA Records. A mischief-inducing dancefloor gem, the new single comes on the heels of “Dial Me In” which the band shared last month.