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Neil Young Cloaca

Neil Young Cloaca is an artist based in Western Massachusetts who makes sounds, images, and events. Cloaca’s work celebrates intentionally-unstable systems, broken associations, misinterpretations, and irregular interstices as charged zones of possibility that can oscillate between humor and menace. Cloaca’s audio recordings and video works are often refined assemblages of practiced mishaps and collected incidental moments. As Bromp Treb, Cloaca mixes eager ineptitude with confident uncertainty to make busted sounds and performance. Additionally, Cloaca remains a proud member of the absurdist baroque noise quintet Fat Worm of Error, currently enjoying a hibernation after over a decade of activity.

Since the late 90’s, Cloaca has been programming experimental art events and building enthusiastic audiences. Projects have included performance and screening series such as the Bright Rectangle, the Montague Phantom Brain Exchange, Phantom Erratic, and The Peskeomskut Noisecapades, an outdoor winter landscape sound/performance festival held on the ice of a frozen river.

Solo and in collaborations, Cloaca has screened in and performed at countless basements, bars, lofts, living rooms, closets and art spaces all around North America and Europe including: High Zero, ICA Boston, EMPAC, Block Museum of Art, Ann Arbor Film Festival, Kunstencentrum Belgie, Center For New Music, Instants Chavirés, Nightingale Cinema, and Vox Populi.