Since 2014 Baal & Mortimer is the project of Alexandra Grübler, created in Düsseldorf, sonically exploring questions of resistance, autonomy, language and identity. She has collaborated with Black Merlin, Musiccargo and Rupert Clervaux and was most recently a mentee of Laurel Halo for the Berlin Amplify program. Baal & Mortimer regularly presents her material in clubs, art spaces and festivals – such as Torstrassenfestival Berlin or Open Source Festival in Düsseldorf – approaching the sound of concrete potentialities in tone, body, and performance.
Again and again, contrast and opposition are conjured up in a moment of eternal grip – the never-arriving: Atopos. Fragments of voices emerging from a brittle fog, icy traces of human activity and its mistakes. German, English, machine, human, male, female: corresponding to the same origin, changed, subdued and always elastic. Prostheses and The Ship of Fangs were created during the Amplify Mentoring Program, in which Laurel Halo selected Baal & Mortimer to partake in a month-long residency.