necroaesthete ≡ leo

appearance i, 2019

appearance during the 2019 Core Exhibition, Glassell School of Art | Museum of Fine Arts, Houston (US). appearance I (banshee), 2019 | description appearance during the 2019 Core Exhibition, Glassell School of Art | Museum of Fine Arts, Houston (US). leoappearance I (banshee), 2019vocal sounds, black nail polish, acrylic high heels, royal blue cloak, white drapped […]

rite de passage, 2018

Rite of Passage activation,  Abschlussprüfung [qualification exam] at the Universität der Künste Berlin (DE), 2018. rite of passage: the graduation ceremony, the crowning, or the be_coming, 2018 | description leo during the graduation. leoRite of Passage, The Graduation Ceremony, The Crowning, or The be _ coming, 2018read words, acrylic heels, tights, make up, Turkish yarn, pearl […]

the book club, 2018

leo, The Library is Open: The Book Club, 2018, Mutterzunge, Babylon Berlin (DE). the library is open: the book club, 2018 | description leo, The Library is Open: The Book Club, 2018, Mutterzunge, Babylon Berlin (DE). leoThe Library is Open: The Book Club, 2018one altered copy of Emine Özdamar’s Mutterzunge, read words, extract of “A descoberta […]

if i dont look you in the eye, 2020

installation view, African Cosmologies: Photography, Time, and the Other. Photo by Emily Peacock. Courtesy of FotoFest. if i don’t look you in the eye, 2020 | description installation view, African Cosmologies: Photography, Time, and the Other. Photo by Emily Peacock. Courtesy of FotoFest. leo with Shobun BaileIf I don’t Look You in the Eye, 2020sample of […]

jasb (act i), 2019

installation view, “Just Another Shadie Bitch” (Act I): Antigone, 2019 Core Exhibition at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston (US). “Just Another Shadie Bitch” (Act I): Antigone, 2019 | description leo“Just Another Shadie Bitch” (Act I): Antigone, 2019500 posters, extracts of Antigone by Sophocles (trans. Ruth Fainlight and Robert J. Littman), extracts of Carmen by Georges […]

jasb (act ii), 2020

installation view, “Just Another Shadie Bitch” (Act II): Let Me Entertain, 2020 Core Exhibition at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston (US). photo by Ryan Hawk. “Just Another Shadie Bitch” (Act II): Let Me Entertain, 2020 | description installation views, “Just Another Shadie Bitch” (Act II): Let Me Entertain, 2020. Photos by Ryan Hawk. leo“Just Another […]

jasb (prelude), 2018

detail, “Just Another Shadie Bitch” (Prelude): Blackbird, 2018. “Just Another Shadie Bitch” (Prelude): Blackbird, 2018 | description leo“Just Another Shadie Bitch” (Prelude): Blackbird, 2018photographs, list of names, last will, extract of “The explicit body in performance” by Rebecca Schneider on paper61 x 46 cm | 18 x 24 in “Just Another Shadie Bitch” is a multimedia […]

variations, four women, 2021

cover image, Variations, Four Women after Nina, 2021. variations, Four Women after Nina, 2021 | description cover image, Variations, Four Women after Nina. leoVariations, Four Women after Nina, 2021operatic voice instrument, piano, black queer fleshTRT 00:07:23 Variations, Four Women after Nina is the first track of “Just Another Shadie Bitch” (Epilogue): Plenty of Nothing, an EP […]

in practice: i put a spell on you, 2022

documentation of project at Akademie Schloss Solitude’s Sommerfest 2022 in Stuttgart, DE. in practice: i put a spell on you, 2022 | description leoin practice: i put a spell on you, 2022operatic voice instrument, ektara, black queer fleshTRT 00:15:00 in practice are excerpts of leo’s daily work with music recomposition for voice as part of […]

in practice – public moment, 2022

documentation, in practice – public moment leo, Melody Howse and Laurie Young, 2022 at the D21 Kunstraum, Leipzig, DE. in practice – public moment, 2022 | description Anick Sadiq, leo, Melody Howse, and Laurie Youngin practice – public moment, 2022improvisational vocal practice, breath, ektara, movement, speech, scores extracted from Pauline Oliveros’ book “Deep Listening”TRT 01:00:00pw: posefatigue1 in […]

in practice: habanera, 2023

title image, in practice: habanera – an interval, a cage, a spell. in practice: habanera – an interval, a spell, a cage, 2023 | description leoin practice: habanera – an intertval, a cage, a spell, 2023sound and filmoperatic voice instrument, piano, black queer fleshTRT 00:38:34PW: lamour Following research on the impact of operatic structures on voice […]