Sui Zhen zooms in on the intersections between human life and technology: how to exist in the digital age, as well as the ways in which we risk losing true sight of ourselves in the process. Her latest chapter, Losing, Linda, pairs her signature inquisitiveness with a surreal electronic pop that possesses a dreamlike quality: vivid, uncanny, and, upon close examination, revealing of deep emotional and personal truths. It’s an album that examines loss on multiple levels, from the death of our loved ones, to our widespread societal tendency to disappear within the ones and zeroes of modern life’s tech-driven rush.
Losing, Linda’s creation began back in 2016 when Sui Then took up an artistic residency in Sapporo, Japan. Zhen originally came to the residency equipped with demos conceived in the wake of her preceding breakout record, Secretly Susan — but real-life tragedy intervened, as her mother was diagnosed with cancer. In the process, a sense of overall mortality was unmistakably infused into the thematic structure of Losing, Linda.
Sui Zhen will be performing solo.
Tickets: $11.39, at https://events.humanitix.com.au/sui-zhen-losing-linda-album-launch-canberra.
Fri Oct 18 – Sat Oct 19
9:00 pm – 2:00 am