Cotton Ferox, being the sum of Swedish artists Carl Abrahamsson and Thomas Tibert, is a direct continuation of their previous joint experiments in the group White Stains (1987-1994).
Between 1989 and 1992, they played together in White Stains and produced three highly acclaimed albums. Tibert moved on to produce sampling products, sample CD/CD-ROMs that have been both technically and artistically groundbreaking and market leaders, through his companies Polestar Magnetics, Sounds Good, Sounds Even Better and the current 93 Bits. He is also the founder and creator of the highly acclaimed Online Sample Subscription Service www.primesounds.com.
Abrahamsson worked with White Stains between 1987 and 1994. In 2000, a solo album made under the guise of “Oiling Noregs vs Deform Project” was released through his own art magazine BULT. In between musical shapes, Abrahamsson has also worked with writing, photography and painting.
In 2000, Tibert and Abrahamsson decided that it was time to make some new music. With a united vision of Lee Perry meeting Martin Hannett in a swimming pool of lysergic sodapop, they have set out to create music that’s alluring and challenging at the same time.
Angela Edwards is a London based painter, writer and conceptual artist. She works mainly in the mediums of painting, sculpture, installation, film and extreme body performance art.
Her work explores sacred sexuality, ritual, erotic primitivism, the human condition, death, transgression through extremes, the ecstatic experience, psychosexuality, western mysticism and spirituality. Her writings has been published extensively in journals, as well as in her book Tantric Brute Grimoire.
The performances by Angela Edwards are event-specific extreme ritual acts that will force the onlooker to confront their own limitations and mortality. These performances are used as a practitioners tool in trances, and are done as one-off experiences for the artist to reach a heightened spiritual state. She has previously staged extreme performance ritual body based art at Torture Garden London, Performance Space London, Tempting Failure in Bristol, and Peep Space Edinburgh Fringe.