Lou Drago is a Berlin-based artist, dreamer and apocalypse survivor. Working across various mediums, they draw connections between the healing potential of sound, the necessity for collectivity during neoliberal times, queer-feminisms, and meditation and related theories. Their artistic works works Suspending Time: meditations for accessing alternate space/time in music, and Dissident Vespers, fuse Drago’s experiential-theoretical research with their sound-based work to create listening occasions for being-together and being with oneself, with others. These works both speculate on altering a listener’s perception of time with the hypothesis that this alternate experiencing of time has expansive and healing potential. Drago’s practice is always collective to varying degrees, and they reject the prevailing notion of the singular artist in favour of acknowledging the pluralities of experiences that contribute to any given work. This trajectory of thought is exemplified in recent works New Feathers and Female Copulatory Vocalisation, in which Drago transcribes and arranges fragments of conversations with comrades into texts that reveal the collective (un)conscious of the group of the selected subjects.

Drago’s recent theoretical research is concerned with finding ways to coalesce all of those who refuse or fail to fit the neoliberal mould in an attempt to reunite what we have witnessed to be an increasingly fractured Left. Aware of the role identity politics have played in dividing the Left, Drago navigates between their commitment to gender abolitionism and other xeno-feminist desires and a politics of Radical Sociability that aims to enact an intersectional affinity-based politics. They curate and produce, t r a n s i e n c e, a regular show on Cashmere Radio, Berlin that focuses on experimental, ambient, drone and experient music that aims to offer anxiety relief to its listeners. They host sonic seances under the name of infinity rug, with frequent collaborater, marum. infinity rug offers a moment where sound, collective learning and intimate care come together to forge a space of togetherness. Drago is a founding member of XenoEntities Network, Berlin, a collective who operated from 2016 - 2020, focusing their research on queer, gender and feminist studies and their interactions with digital technologies. They have hosted listening-occasions, shared music and public conversations across Europe and internationally.

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28.06.2024 ins3kt raeve, Planteta Manas, Lisbon, Portugal
04.08.2024 WHOLE Festival, Ferropolis, Germany
07.09.2024 Third Eye Festival, Niedergörsdorf, Germany

past (selection)
01.06.2024 outer/body meditation, FIBER Festival, Amsterdamn, Netherlands
01.06.2024 Careful Encounters conversation, FIBER Festival, Amsterdamn, Netherlands
16.06.2024 infinity rug, Planteta Manas, Lisbon, Portugal
23.06.2024 ambient B2B with marum, Waking Life, Portugal
21.03.2024 ambient set, Zenner, Berlin, Germany
28.03.2024 ambient set, Mostra Festival, Barcelona, Spain
11 + 12.04.2024 live score for Trancestors by Jules Petru Fricker, Basel, Switzerland
21.05.2024 Palestine Soli event, Fortuna, Berlin, Germany
09.05.2024 transience: a listening-occasion at Kwia, Berlin, Germany
21.02.2024 ambient set, Kwia, Berlin, Germany
08.02.2024 - 29.02.2024 soundscape for 'Monsters' by Valerie Reding, Toxi Space, Zürich, Switzerland
29.02.2024 Artist talk with Valerie Reding + David Weishaar, Toxi Space, Zürich, Switzerland
02.12.2023 - 03.12.2023 infinity rug: sound as touch, SAVVY Contemporary, Berlin, Germany
11.12.2023 transience #54 with Lou Drago and MINQ — Cashmere Radio, Berlin, Germany
13.12.2023 LGBTQI + mental health panel, Berlin, Germany
31.10.2023 Social Pleasure Centering Voices closing ceremony - Fortuna, Berlin, Germany
21.10.2023 Prismatic Fragments I: duvetdomme with Jules Petru Fricker — Migros Museum, Zürich, Switzerland
16.10.2023 transience #53 with Sarah Wreath (live)— Cashmere Radio, Berlin, Germany
08.10.2023 ambient set - Music for Airports — Templehof Flughafen, Berlin, Germany
01.10.2023 ambient set at Absurd Lustre — Arkaoda, Berlin, Germany
01.09.2023 ambient set at Lecken — Aeden, Berlin, Germany
21.08.2023 transience #52 with Lou Drago — Cashmere Radio, Berlin, Germany
06.05.2023 - 10.09.2023 Still (sound installation) — Casino Luxembourg, Luxembourg, LU
27.06.2023 transience #51 — Cashmere Radio, Berlin, Germany
14.07.2023 infinity rug — Planeta Manas, Lisbon, PT
28.07.2023 Transience Night — WHOLE Festival, Ferropolis, DE
27.05.2023 Transience #50 Drone Day — Cashmere Radio, Berlin, Germany
26.05.2023 ambient DJ set - R4R — Planteta Manas, Lisbon, PT
20.05.2023 infinity rug — FdS Festival, Lausanne, CH
01.05.2023 transience #49 with Lou Drago and Synthtati — Cashmere Radio, Berlin, DE
11.03.2023 transience #48 with Dan Nicholls (live) — Cashmere Radio, Berlin, DE
25.02.2023 infinity rug — tanzhaus nrw, Düsseldorf, DE
11.02.2023 ambient DJ set - Contact, Tokyo, JP
27.11.2022 Here, a nut falls twice — ICA, London, UK
18.11.2022 infinity rug — Planeta Manas, Lisbon, PT
15.10.2022 Fragments for Affinity, Unsound, Krakow, PL
1+2.10.2022 infinity rug — Hosek Contemporary, Berlin, DE
18.09.2022 Fragments for Affinity, Peripheral Alliances, Inning, DE
28.08.2022 infinity rug — WHOLE Festival, Ferropolis, DE
13.08.2022 Fragments for Affinity — Documenta Fifteen, Kassel, DE
01.07.2022 infinity rug — Munchner Volkstheatre, Munich, DE
30.06.2022 infinity rug — Angewandte Festival, Vienna
06.05.2022 infinity rug — Planeta Manas, Lisbon, PT
24.04.2022 Fragments for Affinity — Tanzhaus Zürich, CH
01.04.2022 infinity rug — Rietveld Akademie
22.01.2022 infinity rug — Tanztage — Sophiensaele, Berlin, DE
10.12.2021 infinity rug — Planeta Manas, Lisbon, PT
23.10.2021 Suspending Time — Shedhalle, Zürich, CH
17.10.2021 Suspending Time — La Casa Encendida, Madrid, ES
14.09.2021 infinity rug — Festival TransArt Museion, Bolzano, IT
06+07.2021 Suspending Time — Bundeskunsthalle, Bonn, DE
29.08.2020 Dissident Vespers — ACUD, Berlin, DE
15.02.2020 ambient DJ set - Traumabarundkino, Berlin, DE
28.01.2020 ambient DJ set - transmediale opening — HKW, Berlin, DE
16.01.2020 ambient DJ set - Säule/ Berghain/ Panorama Bar, Berlin, DE
20.12.2019 ambient DJ set - R4R — Beursschouwburg, Brussels, BE
18.12.2019 ambient DJ set - Bonobo, Tokyo, JP
19.10.2019 ambient DJ set - Weeeirdos — Ohm, Berlin, DE
05.10.2019 Dissident Vespers — Night Embassy, Berlin, DE
26.08.2019 Day Rave — Nowy Teatr, Warschau, PL
20.07.2019 Nachtkultur residency — 20ft Radio, Kyiv, UA
26.07.2019 ambient DJ set - CSD Reclaim: R4R x Lecken x Mina — Berlin, DE
29.06.2019 ambient DJ set - Club Kaiku, Helsinki, FI
20.06.2019 talk - Saturnalia — Macao, Milan, IT
13.04.2019 ambient DJ set - Südblock, Berlin, DE
17.03.2019 ambient DJ set - R4R — Traumabaundkino, Berlin, DE
03.02.2019 Suspending Time — Wellington,NZ
18.12.2018 ambient DJ set - Alpenglühen — Siroco, Madrid, ES
24.11.2018 Suspending Time — HSE Art Gallery, Moskow, RU
10.11.2018 ambient DJ set - Discipline — Void Club, Berlin, DE
19.10.2018 ambient DJ set - Suspension, Lisbon, PT
08.10.2018 ambient DJ set - Force Field — Święta Krowa, Kraków, PL
05+08.2018 Suspending Time — Martin Gropius Bau, Berlin, DE
13.07.2018 Day Rave — Martin Gropius Bau, Berlin, DE
16.03.2018 ambient DJ set - Arkaoda, Berlin, DE