“Whether it be the sweeping eagle in his flight, or the open apple-blossom, the toiling work-horse, the blithe swan, the branching oak, the winding stream at its base, the drifting clouds, over all the coursing sun, form ever follows function, and this is the law. Where function does not change, form does not change. The granite rocks, the ever-brooding hills, remain for ages; the lightning lives, comes into shape, and dies, in a twinkling.“
This principle of functionality is mostly known for its connection to modernist architecture and industrial design in the 20th century. However, it can be linked to any form of art and music is surely one area in which it can be applied. Therefore, the Form Follows Funktion event at Prince Charles this Friday, August 14th will showcase a series of well reputed producers and DJs as well as an exhibiton on the theme.
San Proper is a Dutch artist coming from Amsterdam’s underground scene. His name has been more and more vehiculated, in part due to the live shows he started doing in 2009. In his solo live show he chants vocals and plays several live instruments alongside his hardware and digital gear in a style that seems chaotic to the audience, but bears his distinct mark. You’ll know it when you’ll see and hear it!
Hunee is an artist who goes by his own pace. Slowly percolating his output since coming onto the scene in 2009, his choice cuts of rhythmically playful and super-soul infused house music have been released by labels like Rush Hour, Future Times and W.T.. His DJ style is visibly and constantly tireless and enthusiastic and his selections range from house and disco essentials to afro and techno. Passion is the best curator, and you can feel that the tracks he puts on come from a place of love and knowledge in equal measure. He has just recently released his album Hunch Music, that has been making waves ever since.
They will be joined by Henry Wu, who’s been labelled as one of the most exciting emerging producers this year. With a penchant for funk and jazz, the South Londoner delivers a good dose of classics spiced up with contemporary house.
Darrell Weisner will be in charge of the visual stimuli. Having previously taken part in exhibitions at Fhainerraum and Sisyphos and upcoming events in Klagenfurt, Austria as well as Gallerie Gerken, Berlin, Darrell will produce a massive sculpture exclusively for the occasion. The Berlin Fine Art student works with acquired media (both new and found) and claims that the essence of his works lies in “the symbiosis of materials with geology as well as the questions provoked from this melding”. Weisner uses everyday items in unconventional ways to shift the contextual focus away from its initial purpose and origins. His method of transformation attempts to expose the dimensions that are usually concealed within the ordinary, thus creating an unfamiliar narrative.
To win one of the 2×2 guestlist spots, simply leave a comment below. Don’t forget to join the event and, of course, bring your most functionable form to the party!