Androgynous, adventurous, assertive: areté. Challenging expectations through avant-pop music and provocative visuals, this NYC-native combines poetry and evocative choreography with a fresh take on an electronic dance-inspired sound.
A spiritual descendant of rebellious game-changers such as Björk, Grace Jones, Patti Smith and Laurie Anderson, areté draws from their background as a director of theatre and film to thrill your senses and subvert your expectations. Pulling from their experience in Los Angeles' queer underground dance scene, areté creates their own brand of unrestricted, experimental art. Keep your eyes out for their upcoming EP Cassandra, the first of a series of surreal concept albums with interactive narratives. Immersing the audience in an alternate universe via performance, sound, digital, and visual art, areté transforms your perspective on reality. With a vibrant live performances under their belt, most recently at the Satellite, the Bombay Beach Biennale, Akbar and the Kibitz Room, arete is ready to reveal her origin story: Cassandra’s metamorphosis.