Christelle Oyiri, 29 January 2021

In conjunction with our exhibition PICO: Un parlante de África en América, we’re sharing a weekly series of online commissions by a global group of visual and sonic practitioners. This series maps Afro-Diasporic visual and sonic practices as both an outcome and facilitator of cultures of resistance.

This week we are pleased to share a new mix by Christelle Oyiri combining retro zouk, modern zouk and kompa.

Christelle Oyiri (also known as Crystallmess) is a DJ, producer, writer and multi-disciplinary artist. Through Oyiri’s multidisciplinary practice she tackles subjects of experimental futurisms, digital culture, and ‘the warm embrace of black secrecy’. She has exhibited at Lafayette Anticipations and La Gaité Lyrique in Paris, Cinema Nova in Brussels, Les Urbaines and Espace Arlaud in Lausanne, and Auto Italia in London amongst others. In addition, she tours internation- ally through her work as a DJ and producer and is currently a recipient of the NTS Artist Development Programme award.