BIO + ARTIST STATEMENT

AC Carter is a musician, performance artist, visual artist and curator who creates characters through music, internet profiles, digital media, design, and events.  Their main protagonist is Klypi, a DIY pop artist whose music can be described as alt-pop; dystopic trash music. As Klypi, AC hopes to challenge assumptions of aligned gender and sexual identities, albeit through the lens of contemporary feminisms and queer theories. 
AC investigates ideas about love, gender deviancy, and authenticity and challenges the idea that the individual is singular, rather than multiple in design. Identity is tied to the body both physically and virtually; it is a continuous site of construction and can be understood as both a building and a webpage. These ways of framing and re-framing showcase how identity is fluid, is anti-identity, is prescriptive, and reflects on how queerness can be a useful tool through deliberate disassociation and anarchic-assembly to confront notions of discrimination against queer/gay/trans identities across the spectrum. 
AC previously performed under the alias Lambda Celsius (Λ°C) -opening for acts such as of Montreal, John Maus, Molly Nilsson, and Girlpool, self-releasing and producing two full length albums, and performing at festivals such as Big Ears, Athens Popfest, and Secret Stages. 
While at graduate school, AC performed as a sassy lesbian PhD student named Vixcine Martine. It was a humorous effort to execute a thesis and conceptualize Klypi.  Because, come on - wanting to make POP music in an art institution seems counter-intuitive, right?  
Additionally, AC's curatorial project is Ad•verse Fest, a festival for solo and duo performers cross genre underscoring DIY performance and electronic scenes in the South and across the continental US. 
Future profiled investigations are identity-less PIARE, a PR firm for culture-cross-genre artists. 
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