tapes, screaks, muzak, magick…

Announcing 2 Koi Karp in Residence at The Penthouse.

11 November - January 2014  With Open studio in December (date tba). 

2 Koi Karp will also open their studio doors during NOISE ABOVE NOISE _TWO_ 28 Nov 7-11pm 

2 Koi Karp create a conflict of sound using noise/melody, analog/digital, beat/ambience using tapes, kids instruments, vocals and objects.


Neil Francis (ex-Gnod and recent addition to Terminal Cheesecake) and Louise Woodcock (AKAHer Majesty’s Pleasure, sound/visual artist and member of Poppycock with Una Baines, ex-Womb) began in earnest early this year with the acquisition of The Basement Room space in central Manchester. Woodcock is also one half of installation/performance duoWoodcock&Grundstrom; regular artists-in-residence at queer monthly party event Bollox.

2 Koi Karp made their public debut at an artists’ residency in Ibiza in May 2013 with Islington Millat a Video Jam event. The duo are now Associated Artists of Video Jam and have created live scores to films by Cheryl (NYC art/party collective) and by Louise Woodcock, and are soon to perform at the Title Art Prize at Blankspace.

2 KOI KARP describe The Penthouse as a place that has informed and inspired their performances; opening up collaborative projects such as Noise Above Noise;The Queer Art Show inspired new performative possibilities, using more concrete sounds and ‘wearing’ sound makers. 2 Koi Karp also recently represented The Penthouse at Sluice Art Fair, Bermondsey, London.

During their residency 2 KOI KARP will be exploring new audio/visual/performative ideas and turning their residency room into an immersive art work. 

We love 2 KOI KARP - they work tirelessly as artists pushing at what can be achieved and doing it with complete passion and direct powerful expression- because they have to. The Penthouse thrives off their energy and full on unapologetic creativity- inviting them to do a residency was a no brainer. 

During 2 Koi Karp’s residency The Penthouse will be open by appointment - please email thepenthousenq@gmail.com if planning to visit.

Visit www.thepenthousenq.com/residencies for all updates and information