Binaries 두가지들 (from Critical Magic 비평적 마술) is an exercise in hyperbole: seemingly oppositional concepts and beats released in tandem, allowing for transformative, transgressive concepts which are both and neither. The song is performed as the platform for ecstatic hyperventilation, paralleled between text and the music itself. As we engage with this exercise of shouting out binary forms, we reach a musical and physical exhaustion that is light enough to send us upwards, floating in air, allowing for transformation of an idea, of ourselves, of a community.
Binaries 두가지들 is the first single from the the album “Critical Magic 비평적 마술 ” out 21.10 on SPRINGSTOFF.
Concept, music and editing by HYENAZ
Styling by Yeorg Kronnagel with assistance from Thea Adora
Filming by Robert Mleczko with assistance from Linus Ignatius
Mixing by HYENAZ and Bartłomiej Kuźniak at Studio333
High Definition Mastering by Bartłomiej Kuźniak at Studio333
Filmed at Künstlerhaus Bethanien
Inspired by Tasman Richardson’s Jawa Technique
The music for Critical Magic emerged from the site specific performance “Spectral Rite” at Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Seoul; in collaboration with the artists Sylbee Kim and Nico Pelzer .
Thanks to Quecke Autonomous Feminist Community for providing the space to conceive the Spectral Rite performance and record the Critical Magic album.
Critical Magic is our attempt to engage critically with ritual in order to set intentions about changing both our selves in the world and the worldly structures of which we are a part.