Cotenius X

Cotenius X is Zoya Zerkalski and Lisokot – two talents of contrast who found common ground by means of absurdist theatrical performances. Impersonating different characters through sound, each performance is moulded for the given environment, real or imaginary.

Using live improvisation and costume design as their methods of communicating with the audience, the duet draws inspiration from temporal socio-political narratives, site – specificity and historical heritage.

The First Experiment:
August 2017- Signal Festival, Nikolo Lenivets, RU

Sound Surgery Show (using medical devices for evoking sound):
October 2017 – Powerhouse, Moscow

Impersonating animalistic non-human others:
December 2017 – Kantine am Berghain , Berlin

Post Punk :
April 2018 – Saule, Berghain for ARMA label night

For Georgian Rave resistance:
May 2018 – Pluton Moscow / feat. Alexey Kokhanov vocal ensemble

Cabaret for DDR:
June 2018 – Funkhaus Berlin for ARMA X

To Decontaminate a River / A plastic Bag show:
Nov 2018 – Hoppetosse, Berlin for ARMA Cabaret

Udarnitsy (resumption of music concrete through industrial labor):
May 2019 – Mutabor opening , Moscow

In tribute to Parajanov cinematography:
May 2019 – Urvakan Festival , Armenia

Time travel to Soviet 1980s:
Nov 2019 – SAVE Festival , Moscow / feat. Sergey Letov