Helga Fassonaki is a Los Angeles visual and sound artist. Her work attempts to direct our attention to the present moment and understand ourselves, our surrounding landscapes and our situations, simple or complex, by understanding the relation of one to the other. She recently launched untune, an artist-run dwelling, social-curatorial project space, and intimate engaging platform, with the aim to provide a place for collaboration and deconstruction of past ideas into present experience.
Her solo performance project, yek koo, transverses the visual and poetic, through the exploration of space, body, amplified voice, breath, horn and rhythm, revealing the harmony and tension between sound, and physical space and matter. Her discography includes Head, recently released on Drawing Room Records, as well as solo and collaborative releases with her duo project, Metal Rouge. Metal Rouge's Three for Malachi Ritscher album was included in the Public Collector’s exhibit in the 2014 Whitney Biennial and Experimental Sound Studio’s Audible gallery in Chicago. Drawing Room Records will be releasing a chapbook and cassette release of her project Khal later this year. The chapbook will contain images, sketches, interviews, and artifacts collected and exchanged between the participants and Fassonaki between 2014 to present. Fassonaki received her MFA from Elam School of Fine Art at the University of Auckland in New Zealand. She has exhibited her sound and installation based work nationally and internationally.