Self Absorption


Self-absorption is work in progress performance piece conceived by Alessandra Leone and Alexandros Drymonitis. Self-absorption is a live performance based on graphics and audio responsive feedback systems, behaviours, and their effects upon each other. Self-absorption is the process in which some of the radiation emitted by a material is absorbed by the material itself. Exponential absorption both in the surrounding and in the source.

Alexandros Drymonitis is a musician active in the field of noise art. As an MMus graduate of the Conservatorium van Amsterdam he initially studied the guitar, specializing in contemporary music, and specifically in the co-operation between the composer and the performer. He also attended composition classes in Athens and Amsterdam, plus several electronic music seminars and workshops. Noise art and media programming have gained his interest and currently he is focusing on these.

He has collaborated with various artists from different art disciplines, plus several ensembles, either interdisciplinary or music ensembles. He is currently a member of Medea Electronique and Self-Absorption and a collaborator of ARTéfacts Ensemble.

As a Medea Electronique member he is one of the main organizers of the ‘Electric Nights’ Festival, a 27 hour long festival on experimental electronic music, in Athens. He is currently a freelancer in the field of electronic music and media programming, teaching several workshops in various venues and undertaking media programming in various events.

Aikia is the stage name of Alessandra Leone, Born 1983, in Milan, IT.

Video artist producing  live visuals, motion graphics, animation and generative art.

As a trained (motion) graphics designer and self taught programmer,highly fascinated by perception, consciousness and reality, she uses abstraction to represent their complexity and , at the intersection of Art and Science, draws the connections between sight, sound, vibrations and physical reality.Her meticulously planned works resound and resonate with images culled from the fantastical realm of imagination, translated into highly contrasted pulses and cuts to reach and hit the visual cortex. Enjoys collaborating on audio-visual projects, having a number of active collaborations with musicians and collectives, and as such has performed at a range of live events,  like Geneva Mapping Festival, B-Seite – festival für visuelle Kunst und Jetztkultur in Mannheim and Month of Performance Art Berlin, exploring new solutions for experimental interactivity and immersive environments.With a strong eye for detail and a passion for creating interesting interactive experiences and motion graphics sequences, is freelancing in Berlin, Milan and London, collaborating with different studios as motion graphics animator and editor, as well as carrying on with her personal projects. Is animation teacher and in 2012 she founded together with Akkamiau and Hen Lovely Bird the StratoFyzika performance group. Resident vj at Noiseangriff ( Berlin ) .