Charles Atlas and New Humans
How to Escape the Island
Charles Atlas and New Humans have previously collaborated on a number of projects at the intersection of sound, installation and performance, including film productions as performance, sculptural installations, music events and live video presentations. For Frieze Sounds, Atlas and New Humans extend their collaboration into a new aural experience, utilizing electronically fractured vocals by Atlas and Tajima. A poem-like babble of unrelated words, the work articulates the flow of global materials, information and people extracted from distant places made readily accessible and mundane – the soundtrack and backdrop for urban island life.