Throughout the year, as part of our extended Sofasonic Festival celebrations, we’re releasing an array of playlists on Spotify that have been carefully curated by artists & friends of the festival for your listening pleasure!
Sofasonic Playlists: Radwan Moumneh | Mark Titchner | QUEEF | Gazelle Twin | Matt Ridout | Khyam Allami | Molly & Mabel | Decolonise Fest | Rocket Recordings | Mike Nelson | Faten Kanaan | Iggor Cavalera | Valentina Magaletti | Sex Swing | Mariano Sarine | Sofa King | Ben Sadler | Rosie Tee | Elle Donlon | Natalie Sharp | Matters | Bunny Bissoux | impaTV |
This week we bring you selections from Bryn Perrott aka Deer Jerk, an artist living and working in Morgantown, West Virginia in the US. Bryn can be found working from home where she drinks 8 shots of espresso a day and hangs out with her cats while carving, printing, painting or drawing.
“My mind does not wander when I carve; I make for purpose, not from artistic representation. I have focus when I work, which is a relief from my otherwise scattered thoughts. Carving feels like real work: something is being physically accomplished. Each cut made gets me closer to the next image within the larger scene. I simply like making a good image, a strong image.”
“I started getting tattooed seven years ago and started working in a tattoo shop four years ago. I have since become increasingly interested in the aesthetic and history of tattoo images because of the simplicity and directness those images convey to even the briefest of glances. Which is why I reference heavily from tattoo history; I’m trying to present these images in an equally strong but new context. Essentially I want to pay homage to those references and influences, to the history of an industry built on real work.
That, and to always revamp these icons without tiring them out.”
We are delighted to announce that we’ve commissioned Bryn Perrott, an intricate wood-carving artist from West Virginia in the US, to create a brand-new, zingy Supersonic design!
Available on three different T’s, this new merch range will only be available as a pre-order until Wednesday 9 December – so get them while you can!
In the lead up to, dare we say it… Christmas… they’ll make a perfect festive gift or a beautiful treat to yourself! By purchasing, you’ll also be supporting all things Supersonic, so we can continue our work of crafting extraordinary events for curious audiences, supporting artists and our freelance workers.