Planningtorock is something of an enigma. The Berlin-based artist defies categorisation – both musically and politically. She has worked as a music producer and video director with a strong emphasis on collaboration and experimentation on the boundaries of genre. It is not surprising that, with a long list of collaborators such as The Knife and Mount Sims (with whom she co-wrote an Opera for Danish performance group Hotel Pro Forma), Planningtorock’s experimentation echoes more political motivations. Ahead of her appearance at Lazertitz on Saturday 29 August, we take a look at her incredible back-catalogue of work.
In addition to her music, Planningtorock produces experimental video work which calls attention to the absurdities of gender performance.
She lists Patriarchy Over & Out as a kind of political turning point for her music, and all releases since have been driven by an inherently feminist, genderqueer intent and charged with an eloquent anger.
Planningtorock directs a lot of the videos for her music, creating a distorted, intriguing sensory experiences that magnify the poignancy of her music. Her releases over the years have ranged from the dreamy and ephemeral to outright funky dance tracks.
Catch Planningtorock alongside Debonair, Hannah Holland and more at Lazertitz on Saturday 29 August at Dalston Superstore.
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