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VOW is an audiovisual-play by Canadian artist DEBBY FRIDAY. A direct descendant of her graduate thesis project, LINK SICK, and taking place in the same futuristic world of planet raves and VIRTUAL living, VOW tells a story of code, of feeling and the bittersweetness of entanglement. The project stars FRIDAY as Lixi-R, actor Birkett Turton as Chev and features the use of musician Holly Herndon’s neural network voice model Holly+ as the voice of SYSTEM. The project is a multi-channel installation experience, where the audience is invited to sit in the centre of the room, with sound erupting from all four corners as they gaze into the eyes of an ever-morphing visage - a visual developed with the use of generative adversarial networks, better known as GANs. Bringing together aspects of theatre, radio, artificial intelligence, sound art and music, VOW is a philosophical and truly hybrid production - a quintessential DEBBY FRIDAY masterpiece.


DEBBY FRIDAY is a multi-disciplinary artist whose work spans the spectrum of the audio-visual. She is at once musician, writer and filmmaker whose every project blurs the categories of genre and artistic discipline. She has released two self-engineered and produced EPs to critical acclaim, 2018’s BITCHPUNK and 2019’s DEATH DRIVE. The latter spawned her directorial debut for the lead single “FATAL” and resulted in her first ever Prism Prize nomination. In 2020, she wrote, directed and scored her first short film BARE BONES, which screened at MUTEK Montreal and was an official selection at the Toronto Lift Off Film Festival. In 2021, she co-directed the music video for her latest single, “RUNNIN”, shot on 35mm. Following this, she presented her graduate thesis project, LINK SICK, an audio-play which she wrote, directed and scored and later minted as her first NFT. FRIDAY maintains an experimental writing blog at CRACKINGCLOSER.COM and she is currently working on her debut LP and a short film." / Instagram / Facebook / Youtube

Show Details


Date: September 11, 2021

Time: 5:00 PM - 12:00 AM

Location: Knot Project Space

DJ set:

Date: September 11, 2021

Time: 8:15 PM

Location: Portico