Ugress by Norwegian media artist Gisle Martens Meyer creates vivid and colorful, genre-less music and media-art with a cinematic scope.
Spanning electronica, film, triphop, dub and EDM, their music is featured in award-winning movies, TV series, art and blockbuster videogames. With a playful mix of epic nostalgia, mysterious sci-fi moods and irresistible groovy beats, the artist has won acclaim for their visual live performance, an entertaining combination of live concert, cinema, musicvideo and videogame experience.
Ugress regularly tour European clubs, cinemas and festivals for music, art and technology. In a post-apocalyptic forest of screens, devices and projections, the artist performs live music with electric violin, vocals, computers, voice and samplers. An unreal reality emerges in this electric forest of portals – an instant emotional connection between artist and audience, but divided across multiple layers and screens. The real-time splinter of attention and emotion is familiar to all of us with our reality distributed across devices, apps, profiles and messages.
With melodic, atmospheric and energetic music, the artist performs through movies, Youtube-clips, dating-apps, vintage computers and cloudy datacenters, they run through videogames and climb social media walls, always restlessly hunting through a series of hyper-real, mediated scenarios. Where is the real here, here?