Chicks on Speed

Chicks on Speed: YELL-Echo

Chicks on Speed: Melissa E. Logan and Alex Murray-Leslie

with collaborators:

Tina Frank (live visualisation)

Luca Salomon Sauerwein (beat boxing, vocals, synths and piano) instagram: @lucasalomusic

Dance artists: Amalia Wiatr Lewis and Kinga

Amalia Wiatr Lewis dancing filmed by Srinavin Kumar Raja

Zoom dance featuring Amalia Wiatr Lewis with Rikke Helbo, Noah Bakken Holt-Seeland and Yinlin Kong, camera by Annett Bush, filmed at Trondheim Academy of Fine Art, NTNU, Norwegian University of Science and Technology.

Penguin filters by Yinlin Kong

Penguin Jam players:

Yinlin Kong

Anders Johnsen

Xinyu Zhang

Shu Da

Thea Tokstad

Jiaqi Wang

Yanping Yin

Magne Elholm

Samrridhi Kukreja

Okujagu Diepiriye

Douglas Gordon shaving, filmed by Adi Nachman

"Vaccinate me” guest lyrics written by Ted Byfield music production Christopher Just

Arctic Rabbit music video:Yoshi Sodeoka, music produced by Christopher Just

Good Weather Girl, vocal production by Captain Mustache

The Internet written by VooCha: Melissa E. Logan & Nelly Ellinor

Costumes by Dinu Bodiciu, Eye catsuit by Peggy Noland, Overalls for All by Chicks on Speed and Jeremy Scott

Feedback Instrument by Øyvind Brandtsegg, Kaspar Lasn and Alex Murray-Leslie, research and development supported by NTNU

Eyebrow Instrument by Samrridhi Kukreja, made as part of the research project grant "MakingIsThinking: PERFORMING OCEANIC ARCHITECTURES OF MARICULTURE” led by Alexandra Murray-Leslie, Nina Haarsaker and Maria Azucena Gutierrez Gonzalez, supported by NTNU SO funds to promote artistic development work at NTNU.

Sound research for Melissa E. Logan is supported by Musikfonds, Neustart Kultur project funding, NRW Kultur.

COS thank ChampdAction: Raphael Malfliet, Istvan Leel-Össy and Ann Andries.

Chicks on Speed performanceYell ECHO at Alter Ego, 27th march 2021. Alter Ego: artistically led by Marko Ciciliani, supported by ChampdAction/TIME CANVAS @deSingel

Chicks on Speed are multidisciplinary cultural producers. They are pioneers in the cross pollination of Pop Music, Performance Art, Fashion and New Media.

Over the past 20 years, Chicks on Speed’s founding members Melissa Logan (USA) and Alex Murray-leslie (Australia) have worked between the worlds of Music, Art & Fashion, creating their own GESAMTKUNSTWERK.

Formed at the Munich Art Academy in 1997, they propelled themselves into the world of music, as a commercially functioning pop act, with a special mix of irony & electronic beats. They’ve collaborated widely in the world of Music and Art and media developement, with great artists and institutes as diverse as Thoughtworks, , Burton Snowboards, Douglas Gordon, Francesca Hapsburg, Red Hot Chilli Peppers, Karl Lagerfeld and ZKM’s Peter Weibel.

They also have published books, regularly give talks and perform at international festivals.

In recent years the group’s activities culminated in a series of large scale Live-Art performance extravaganzas, staged at key global museums and art events, including the 55th Venice Biennale, Centre Pompidou, MoMA, FACT Liverpool, Ars Electronica Linz and Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney.


Chicks on Speed