2 Koi Karp- Open Studio. 17 January.

As part of the ‘From the Rooftops’ series at The Penthouse 2 Koi Karp have been residents of Suite 2 since November 2013- they will open up their world of magick, waterfalls, skreaks, tapes and hiccups to the public for one night only on Friday January 17th. 

tapes, screaks, muzak, magick…

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 (AKA Her 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 duo Woodcock&Grundstrom; regular artists-in-residence at queer monthly party event Bollox.

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 recently represented The Penthouse at Sluice Art Fair, Bermondsey, London.

During their residency 2 KOI KARP have been exploring new audio/visual/performative ideas and turning their residency room into an immersive art work with new changing collections of objects, waterfalls, facepainting, balls, vegetables, tapes, toys and sound makers. As part of their residency they have invited collaborators such as Gary Fisher, Matt Dalby, Rosanne Robertson, Genius of Germs and Bratan and created a number of films, images and new sound works. 

2 Koi Karp work tirelessly as artists pushing at possibilities with humour and colour and do it with complete passion and direct powerful expression- because they have to. The Penthouse thrives off their energy and full on unapologetic creativity. Their open studio will be a glimpse into what has been an ever changing work of art- The Penthouse invite you to get up close to the many facets of 2 Koi Karp’s creations over the course of the open studio from 7pm with a live end of residency performance at 9pm. 

Open Studio- 7-10pm
Live Performances- 7.30pm and 9pm

Suggested Donation £2


The Penthouse
5th Floor Hilton House
26-28 Hilton Street 
Northern Quarter
M1 2EH


From the Rooftops is a series of artist residencies supported by Arts Council England.