We have introduced you an exhibition “Sound of Design” last year. “Sound of Design” combines various elements of music, product, and design, invites five local brands to show you all kinds of ways to experience music in every aspects of daily life. Moreover, they wanted to make a conversation about how music lives and works with space and a brand. This year, OFF TOPIC invited electronic artist Mark Redito, Eyedress, Laytonwoohbill and Qiūbō radio to have a Tropical Night Music Party in Art Museum. This is Mark Redito and Eyedree first time coming Taipei, and stay in Play Design Hotel for 2 days. Following, they share their image about Play Design Hotel and what they think about music and space.
派對主秀Mark Redito，在馬尼拉長大，現定居於加州洛杉磯。Mark Redito自由把玩各類型的音樂，融合Electronic pop跟J-pop與Beats，轉化成他標記性的個人特色，在跳舞音樂中自成一格。有點羞澀、愉快有趣，有時也有難抵的感傷，但總是有洗滌人心的療癒威力，還有閃亮亮的正面能量。訪談中Mark Redito告訴我們大多時候他都生活於電子音樂中，偶爾也以DJ的身份主持派對活動，他主辦的LIKIDO活動中以自身的經驗與觀察出發，發起一個不分種族、性別、階級的派對，他說：「Likido is a community that empowers and uplifts: People of Color, Women and LGBTQ+ DJs/Producers」。
Mark Redito - Healed electronic artist from Los Angeles
Mark Redito (fka Spazzkid) has one of the most positively charged and energetic live sets of any electronic artist hailing from Los Angeles right now. Focusing in on hyper dance, J-pop inspired bangers, Redito grabs influence from a wide assortment of genres to create an ever evolving world of intimacy, intensity, and playfulness that's rarely seen in dance music. LIKIDO is the party he held before, he wants to build inclusive space within the electronic and dance music scene, and to feature artists from underrepresented and marginalized communities: People of Color, Women and LGBTQ+.
“Music is part of me. Like writing a diary, music is an expression of himself and values, and also a place that I can share his experiences and stories. It is about my past and what made up me.”
“Music and space are linked together.” Mark Redito slowing said it to us. He took Punk Rock as an example. Loud and aggressive is one of feature of Punk Rock, this kind of music usually played at small club or space. Mark Redito thought that is the perfect way to express punk music in that space which is small and sweaty. In addition to the music and space, he thought the context of the people forms the whole experiences. He always likes to switch the context of music and of how it is being experienced through people. Playing electronic music in art museum is very interesting. This time, he wants to bring simple vides, feels and what he is always plays to show his energy and translate into the space, art museum.
- 困難不安穩的路會使我更加茁壯 -
“Adopting into my life as well, I put myself negative and uncomfortable situation, that hopes will make me stronger. ”
玩味印象 - 502 Future Lab
Mark認為每個人的經驗與脈絡進到一個空間之後將促成不同的體驗，於是訪談中我們請 Mark Redito 分享如果以他的音樂來詮釋這個空間與體驗的經驗時，那會是什麼樣子的旋律？
「如果以我的音樂來詮釋502 Future Lab，那會是帶點 R&B drumming sound with minimal beat＋Metallic sounding＋White Noice，在我腦袋中已經浮現這些元素組成的旋律」 - Mark Redito
"If I could express 502 Future Lab through my music, it will be like with R&B drumming sound with minimal beat, metallic sounding then a little bit white noice."
Ann : 玩味旅舍的主題策展房的企劃者除了玩味團隊之外，也包括在地設計師與來到旅舍的住客，房內選品皆來自台灣設計師品牌。這次入住502 Future Lab，有什麼樣的體驗感受想與我們分享呢？
Mark Redito : 我非常喜歡「病毒馴獸師計畫」。小時候，我們被告知如果要避免掉手上的細菌，我們必須要洗手，因為這些細菌可能使我們生病。當然，這是事實。而當我一進入門口，看見細菌以這樣的方式展示時讓我感到很驚艷，它們自然地成長，以及它們組成排列的方式既自然又美麗。「病毒馴獸師計畫」背後的計畫概念也讓我進一步反思自己，計畫中討論著如果是你，你會選擇擁抱細菌或者選擇遠離呢？選擇與細菌共處，會使我們的身體更加強壯，而讓我共感的是，在生活中選擇遠離舒適圈會使我更加茁壯。
Image of 502 Future Lab
Ann : Our rooms are curated by our team, Designer, and our guests. After our story-guide of Room 502 – Future Lab, could you share some words to us?
Mark Redito : I am inspired by Tame is to tame project! Ｗhen we were young, we washed our hands to avoid germs which really makes everybody sick. It is still the truth. When you saw those germs, that growing is really beautiful with different patterns and colors. Also, the story behind the tamers of how they get themselves infected or away from the germs really inspired me. Adopting into my life as well, I put myself negative and uncomfortable situation, that hopes make me stronger.