Live - B.L.O.T with AV set. BLOT is an acronym for the Basic Love of Things.
A multidisciplinary project helmed by Gaurav Malaker and Avinash Kumar and supported by a network of artists, BLOT focus on creating immersive electronic dance music experiences using music, live visuals, AV sampling and live cinema narratives to transform spaces and create atypical clubland experiences.
Since the inception of BLOT in 2007, they' ve worked across diverse fields, with arms in music, film, design and fashion. From producing music and art all the way through to initiating and exploring new cultural spaces, BLOT use mixed media to augment electronic music. They blend sound and music, while manipulating their performance spaces to expand the frontiers of electronic performances.
Visually BLOT employ traditional filmmaking techniques as well as stop-motion animation and motion graphics, and the duo' s diversity is as apparent in their music as it is in their visuals. This multiplicity will be most evident on the first BLOT music album and DVD, slated for release in 2011.
BLOT has been pivotal in programming electronic music and film via their own festival properties - TechnoDrome and EyeMyth, and at new venues Shroom and Zorba in New Delhi. In Delhi, the duo is also associated with several cultural agencies and work closely with the Goethe-Institut, Pro Helvetia, the Austrian Cultural Forum and the British Council toward helping develop Indian electronic music.
As India' s original and leading audiovisual collective, BLOT curated the experimental stage at Sunburn Festival in Goa (2010) and further afield, have performed at legendary venues like Tresor and Bar25 (Berlin) several times, as well as at Geneva' s Electron Festival (2011), Berlin Music Week (2010), Champagnerama in Berlin (2010), London' s South Bank Centre (2010) and at Nuits Sonores in Lyon (2009). They've been invited to Austin' s SXSW festival and will perform at CO-Pop (Cologne) in summer 2011, with tours in Russia, Switzerland, UK and USA to follow later in the year.