You are invited to bring your own rug to contribute to a rug-constellation. Lay down and get cosy with us, drift off with us.
Conceived during 2020's quarantines in the form of small home listening gatherings and converging years of experimentations from other artistic projects, infinity rug is a series of sonic-seances where sound, collective learning and intimate care create a space of togetherness.
Credit: Luca Guadagnini
Hosts Lou Drago and marum bring the domestic into the public realm, tentatively exploring new ways of being-together and offering a space for reflection, rejuvenation and introspection. From 18h to 22h, we will gently guide you through a soundscape of field recordings, ambient, experient and deep-mind music, interwoven with soft, somatic and ceremonial performances and hosting, texts and poetry, scents, textiles, teas and other sensorial treats.
Risen to prominence from Lisbon’s scene, marum is a multidisciplinary artist, DJ and curator based in Berlin, working between the fields of music and the history queer rave culture, exploring deep psychedelia and care practices through sound and moving image, and researching on feminist hacktivism.
marum is a resident and co-founder of the queer rave mina cultural club space Planeta Manas in Lisbon, co-founder of the label suspension and ambient sonic seance Infinity Rug, a knit-tight collaborator of the hybrid dance & sex party Lecken and community radio Quântica, marum holds a refined and thoughtful sonic signature casting spells in entire communities, minds and dance floors.
Their sets are unashamed worship sessions oscillating between meditative soundscapes and fast-paced high-energy beats, hypnotic and dubby techno, trippy trance waves weaved with alien scores taking influence from film scores, minimalist composers and musique concrète. marum has played internationally from renowned to underground parties, clubs and festivals such as Berlin Atonal, Säule - Berghain and CTM (Berlin), ∄ (Kiev), TAG (Chengdu), Forestlimit (Tokyo), Ver Siden Af (Copenhagen), Whole Festival (Germany), Sónar Lisboa, among many others.
marum’s sensorial performances and programs have been shown internationally in museums, galleries and festivals such as Gropius Bau and Sophiensaele (Berlin), Mimosa House (London), Transart Festival and Museion (Italy), ICCG Ramallah (Palestine) to name a few.
marum, Credit: Andras Vizras
is a Berlin-based multi-disciplinary artist, curator, writer and radio producer/DJ. Working across various mediums, they draw connections between the healing potential of sound, the necessity for collectivity during neoliberal times, queer-feminisms, and meditation and related theories. Their artistic works works Suspending Time: meditations for accessing alternate space/time in music (2018), Dissident Vespers (2019), and Fragments for Affinity (2022) fuse Drago’s experiential-theoretical research with their sound-based work to create what they call ‘listening occasions’ for being-together and being with oneself, with others. Drago’s practice is always collective to varying degrees, and they reject the prevailing notion of the singular artist in favour of acknowledging the pluralities of experiences that contribute to any given work. This trajectory of thought is exemplified in recent works New Feathers (2021) and Female Copulatory Vocalisation (2020), in which Drago transcribes and arranges fragments of conversations with comrades into texts that reveal the collective (un)conscious of the group of the selected subjects.
Together with marum, they host sonic seances called infinty rug (2021) where they hold space for community, collectivity and healing through expanded listening sessions, that weave together music, poetry, other spoken word impluses, somatic practices, performative interventions, film screenings, tea ceremonies and other sensorial delights.
Since 2017 Lou has been regularly curating and producing, Transience, on Cashmere Radio, Berlin with 43 episodes to date. The radio show focuses on experimental, drone, ambient and experient music that aims to offer anxiety relief for its listeners.
They have shown work, curated shows and spoken on panels across Europe and internationally.
Lou Drago, Credit: Kasia Zacharko