Enforcer

Electronic musician

ResidencyRetreat Art House

Hosting periodAutumn-Winter 2023

BIO

An electronic musician and DJ, Enforcer is recognized as one of the founders of the public association ZVUQ. Born in Severodonetsk, Luhansk region (currently under occupation), Enforcer is currently developing his career in Kyiv. Holding a background as an engineer involved in telecommunications, civil, and industrial design, Enforcer leads a dual life in the realms of music and engineering.

Enforcer is involved in several projects, with the Enfor Cross project being the most significant, collaborating with a professional folklorist singer. Together with a friend, he has also independently established a studio, enabling them to create and share techno, drum and bass, breaks, and pop tracks with a wider audience.

Story of experience of risk, relocation and/or exile

Artist’s account: I was forced to leave home with my elderly mother and one bag of things. Now, like all artists, I’m forced to make ends meet with irregular earnings, taking into account the fact that I need to feed not only myself but also my family.

I got to the residence in Skole at the invitation of Oleksiy Kulinich. He provided the necessary equipment and purchased equipment with grant money that will help me my work in the future. The stay at Retreat Art House itself was really impressive. Very nice people with whom it was easy to find a common language. The nature around the residence, namely the mountains, greatly contributed to a great atmosphere for writing tracks. This is a paradise for artists. I advise everyone to visit this fabulous place and would like to thank the AR team for the opportunity!

Projects created during the residency period

During the residency, Enforcer and another musician who was in the residency wrote three tracks for a joint performance in the studio, during which there will be paintings and mapping visuals. All this will be in the form of a presentation where the artists will show what was done during the residency.

This programme is organized by Perpetuum Mobile (PM) as part of the Artists at Risk (AR)-Network in partnership with UNESCO and with the support of The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts and Teiger Foundation.