33 (Billy Bultheel & Alexander Iezzi)


Through their collaborative project 33, Billy Bultheel and Alexander Iezzi further consolidate a partnership which has taken many forms within a visual, artistic spectrum. Their practice envelops performance art, music and installation, while pinpointing, developing and elaborating the most meaningful and poignant marriages of the disciplines. Their differing backgrounds have informed the way that their long collaboration works—Bultheel with his conservatory training, and Iezzi coming from DIY punk and experimental music scenes.

Billy Bultheel is a composer and performance-maker based in Berlin and Brussels. Coming from a classical conservatory background and academic studies in the performing arts, Bultheel has developed musical performances that unfold spatially. He practices an extended notion of composition which includes performance, architecture and narrative as musical parameters next to harmony rhythm and timbre. His practice combines heavy electronics with medieval, baroque polyphony and performance. Among his latest works are 'Unter' (Schinkel Pavillon, 2021) in collaboration with the sculptor Tanya Viviana Abelson, 'Athens Song I-IV' (Athens Biennial 2021), 'Songs for the Contract' (folia.app 2021), 'The Minutes of Olomouc' (PAF, Olomouc, 2020),  'When Doves Cry' (Disappearing Berlin Series, 2019) and 'Spat from My Mouth, a piano concerto' at KW (Berlin, 2019).

Alexander Iezzi is an artist and musician living in Berlin. His practice is based on the transformation of materials into scenes, figures, sound, and moving images, in order to attain the surreal. The work begins with auditory and visual environments in which experiments are improvised and carried out, which then are later redesigned as artworks. Iezzi collects these materials, sounds, and music (sometimes also protagonists, such as his colleagues or stuffed animals) and redeploys them in order to question the typical forms of perception in psychology, identity, and politics. Iezzi’s work moves between sculptural installations, video, radio and live performance. He received his MFA from the Piet van Zwart Institute, Rotterdam. In recent years he has exhibited solo or together with other artists at KW, Berlin; MoMA, New York; Kunstinstituut Melly, Rotterdam; Galerija Močvara, Zagreb; and Halle Für Kunst Steiermark, Graz.



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