After the release of his Intermission EP, Detroit polymath, Shigeto, aka Zach Saignaw, has announced new tour European dates, with Ghostly International labelmates Heathered Pearls and Lord RAJA.
Venue (produced by VSCO) recently shared a live performance of Intermission track “Do My Thing”, which bought together Shigeto and fine artist/ designer Michael Cina.This project was inspired by A Century of Artifice, a comprehensive retrospective of Cina’s artwork for Ghostly International, and by a short film of Shigeto on tour in Japan showcasing his explosive live interpretations of his own electronic productions. Aware that the two artists have consistently intersected on the packaging for Shigeto’s discography, Venue wanted to provide a space for their creative interaction to be realized in a new way.
Shigeto live dates:
02.03 Amsterdam, NL @ Paradiso*
02.04 Basel, CH @ Kasern Basel*
02.05 Ljubljana, SI @ Ment Festival*
02.06 Venice, IT @ Spazio Aereo*
02.07 Milan, IT @ Circolo Magnolia*
02.10 Porto S. Elpidio, IT @ Harmonized Club*
02.11 London, UK @ Oval Space*
02.12 Mannheim, DE @ Altefeuerwache*
02.13 Leeds, UK @ Headrow House*
02.17 Brighton, UK @ Patterns*
02.18 Nantes, FR @ Hip Hop Session Festival at Le Ferrailleur*
02.19 Tourcoing, FR @ Le Grand Mix*
02.20 Berlin, DE @ Gretchen*
02.23 Tallinn, EE @ Vonkrahl SHIGETO ONLY
02.24 Warsaw, PL @ Kredytowa 9*
02.25 Istanbul, TU @ Babylon*
02.26 Budapest, HU @ A38*
02.27 Yverdon les Bains, CH @ L’Amalgame*
03.02 Paris, FR @ New Morning*
03.03 Nimes, FR @ Paloma*
03.04 Barcelona, ES @ Mutek Festival SHIGETO ONLY
03.05 Dublin, IR @ Opium Rooms*
* w/ Heathered Pearls, Lord RAJA
Cina created original paintings specifically for this project in his studio in Minneapolis, with VSCO’s Brett Carlson working alongside the artist to film the pieces being made in real time. The resulting series of films captured Cina’s custom paints and unique applications not as a work-in-progress but as beautiful works in themselves. The entire process was then transferred to the performance space via a 10’ x 10’ LED installation in collaboration with set design team, Maxrelax. The LED panel then morphed the paintings through its pixelation and colour application, providing a similar interaction of where organic meets digital as is seen in Shigeto’s own live performance. The visual designer EFFIXX added another layer to the visual expression as he scored the imagery on set, developing the final accompaniment while Shigeto also found his way through several rehearsal takes of ‘Do My Thing’ (which at the time of filming, only his second live performance of the song).
Shot by cinematographer Jim McMillan under the direction of Omid Fatemi and edited by Matt Hollis, the performance was recorded in Chelsea at SIR Studios, one of New York’s longest running rehearsal spaces – since ’73 a place for artists ranging from the Rolling Stones to Jay-Z to prep for shows and tours. The photography feature was shot by Alex Welsh.
Shigeto Intermission EP tracklist:
Do My Thing