ABOUT
QUALIATIK is the multimedia project of producer, performer, and new media artist Arielle Herman. Her feverishly introspective music envelopes the listener in complex and cutting emotional landscapes, and her dynamic live show incites a jarring form of empathy. Her background in neuroscience and her fascinations with technology and humanity imbue her project with a distinctly transhumanist edge that critically considers the role of future technologies in human evolution, framing within this inquiry an exploration of internality, human experience, emotion, and identity.

Her passionately DIY, autodidactic approach finds her conceptualizing, creating, and executing every aspect of her work, including 3D visual accompaniment for her live show, virtual/augmented reality and interactive computer programs, and detailed, elegiac pen drawings that allude to the subconscious nature of her work. QUALIATIK's live visuals transform her show into a visceral array of pulsing textures, crystallizing the landscape of her psychoanalytic world. “Ethereal, restless, and bursting with life,” QUALIATIK's work draws a sharp arrow inward, following its path toward the depths of the human psyche.

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creepy teepee festival (kutná hora, czech republic)
melting point immigration benefit with physical therapy, lsdxoxo, kilbourne, zakmatic, nar (nyc)
suoni per il popolo with chino amobi, moor mother (montreal)
elsewhere with aïsha devi + eaves (nyc)
everyday ago & halcyon veil present: bruit blanche w. city, jesse osborne-lanthier, kazuki koga, valeda (montreal)
bambi's with casey mq, viscera, dasychira (toronto)
monarch with rui ho, anni nöps, dasychira, torus (berlin)
gambetta club with detente, my sword, dj ouai, torus (paris)
in dada social with dasychira, idklang (vienna)
umbra no 5: lost lands hype fest with dasychira, shattered form (copenhagen)
sexyland w. torus, kareem lotfy, dasychira (amsterdam)
unseelie pt. 2 with no bra, organ tapes, debit, 7038634357 (nyc)
unseelie pt. 1 with motion graphics, sentinel, dasychira, embaci (nyc)
sur back ep release w. nightspace, fielded (nyc)
cube w. virgo (art basel; miami)
satellite art show official afterparty (art basel)
one winged angel w. city, js aurelius (vancouver)
customs w. guayaba, estoc (seattle)
cybersonic LA w. house of kenzo (LA)
rosebud w. ariel zetina, itsï (chicago)
sunnyvale w. teengirl fantasy, adr, sentinel, dasychira, falty dl (nyc)
kitty (record release) (nyc)
deepak chopra's science of consciousness conference (san diego)
gorilla vs. bear texas summer festival w. jessy lanza, youmi zouma, dj taye, kedr livanskiy (austin, dallas)
fader fort sxsw 2016 w. drake, kelela (austin)
iheartcomix x mad decent sxsw showcase w. ho99o9, frankie rose (austin)
on the sly sxsw showcase w. jlin, celestial trax (austin)
via festival hoko x planet mu showcase w. rp boo, salon & cough (pittsburgh)