Following the publication of “More is More,” Trochut became interested in the duality that could be represented in one two-dimensional work on paper. He invented a process through which two completely separate images could be shown on one surface––one which appears in light, and one which appears only in the dark.
What followed was a collaboration with some of the premiere electronic musicians of our time. Trochut called on James Murphy, Caribou, Four Tet, Damian Lazarus, Acid Pauli, John Talabot, Lucy and others to create a series of portraits that explore the people behind the music. Discussing themes of both visual and auditory natures, Trochut created portraits that reflect the musician’s vision of their own work and identity. These nocturnal portraits “wake up” in the dark, just as the DJs “come alive” at night, as do audiences under the spell of their music. Anyone who has been present at those transcendental moments of communion at a show can attest to the experience as an awakening––a nighttime rebirth of mind and body. There is a literal translation of the inverted blinking eye, which shows the artists emerging into their nocturnal personas, bringing them into focus, from a anonymous being to an icon of music and sound. Like the experiential discovery inherent in live music, these portraits create layers for the viewers to feel and pull apart, combining the universal with the personal.
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Fabrica Moritz with John Talabot and Pedro Vian, Barcelona
Sonar Festival, Barcelona
SnowBall Festival, Lake Tahoe
Elita Festival, Milan
Simple Things Festival, Bristol