Lucinda Dayhew is an Australian artist primarily based in Berlin. She studied film, sound production, sound studies and philosophy at the University of Technology, Sydney in the mid nineties and has performed as a drummer and on drum machine and electronics in several bands. After moving to Berlin to pursue further study at the Berlin University of the Arts (Universität der Künste) she completed her Meisterschüler, the German master’s degree equivalent, in 2010. Working primarily with film and video, performance, photography and sound, she creates work with a range of performers, documenting them with video and photographically. At once formal yet apparently improvised, her work often incorporates aural and corporeal collisions, free form music making, drums and dance. Language acquisition, writing, multilingualism and a fascination with bird vocalisation also inform her work. Her current focus is on music making as a collective practice and the potential for euphoric release that emerges when playing repetitive percussive music.
She has undertaken residencies in the United Kingdom and Germany and exhibited internationally at galleries and festivals in Australia, the United Kingdom and Europe. Her video Golden Drums is archived in the e-flux Video Rental Project. She is currently working on a project of artist’s edition vinyl dubplates for Flipping the Coin Berlin entitled Swan Song which will be released in the first half of 2014. In 2012 she was selected for the Kulturpark public art project at Spreewald, the former GDR’s abandoned amusement park in Berlin. She has also exhibited at Tête, Stedefreund, Hope & Glory and LEAP Berlin, Electrofringe, Australia, Skanu Mezs (Sound Forest) Riga, Latvia and as part of Esemplasticism – The Truth is a Compromise, a Club Transmediale exhibition curated by Hicham Khalidi and Tag Den Haag.