Treefort 2020 Postponed to September 23rd - 27th

Autonomic Pilot

Autonomic Pilot

Portland, OR

About

Both a DJ and a VJ, Autonomic Pilot creates liminal experiences in immersive environments. Amongst the entitlement and instant gratification of streaming services and digital media, selection is king. As a selector, Autonomic Pilot steers his spacecraft by the lodestar of Incongruity: placing familiar tropes in new contexts and juxtapositions with the intent and effect of revealing previously hidden layers of meaning, of connection, of authenticity. Afro-funk polyrhythms and island skank present a fertile bed for balkan instrumentation; cyberpunk soundscapes of bombs or breaking glass as percussive frameworks for sparse frozen dub chords, shattered amen breaks and cartoon sound design. There will be bass.
As a visual artist, Autonomic Pilot shapes living collages of film and motion graphic styles on the fly, tweaking and teasing the look over the course of the night so that it becomes gently more and more hallucinatory, in a process he thinks of as “building the crystal palace.”