Bea Redweik is Asléane. Musician, producer, curator, writer and researcher based in London, with roots in Germany, Turkey and Australia.
I completed my undergraduate degree in Comparative Literature with Film Studies at King’s College London in 2017 with a focus on cross-media perspectives in art. My thesis titled “So the world will read you like the poem you want to be” examined notions of intentionality and a sensory sentiment across space, sight and sound in the work of the Beat Poets and drew inspiration from 2016's Beat Generation exhibition in the Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris.
In 2019 I graduated from Central Saint Martins with an MA in Culture, Criticism and Curation. Aside from live projects with the CSM Museum & Study Collection as well as vFd Dalston, I focused my research on music. My postgraduate thesis titled “Fuckified” explored the artistry and narrative potential in heavily manipulated sound in contemporary popular music. It was presented in December 2018 at Making Cultural Space - a collaborative symposium investigating when, where and how spaces are created with and for culture. This event was hosted by MA CCC, CSM and CCA, RCA.
I have since released my first single "Fingertips" and produced “Wave 3 (Cancelled?)” – an experimental short film exploring nuances of neurodiversity, directed by Edward Smyth and commissioned by the ICA and BBC for the New Creatives series. My creative practice highlights interdisciplinarity, explored through projects across sound, stage and moving image.
My second single "Run Like Rivers" was released on 20 November 2020 and is available on all major platforms.
In September 2021 I obtained my second postgraduate degree (MMus Creative Practice) and subsequently began my current doctorate research at Goldsmiths University. This practice-based PhD is co-supervised by Dr Caroline Kennedy and Dr Mira Benjamin and poses as a continuation and expansion of the research I have already undertaken throughout my MMus. Situated within song-based music, this research explores and affirms artistic process, experimental practices and the body that sings through popular music songwriting, video art and conceptual art.