MORPHEX is an audio-visual performance created by the artists Lola Lustosa and Mahir Duman. The work refers to the old tradition of the dance of masks, a shamanistic ritual to thank the gods and drive out evil spirits. The dance of love and its dangerous emotional positions. Yin & Yang/ Light and shadow /Universal big bangs/ Explosions/ Electricity/ Ancestral feedback/ Identities/ East & West ideologies colliding into one present Bodie. The old and the new merged into psychedelic video projections, dance performances, and electronic music.

The track “Contemporary True ” from De-Feo sets the mood and tells that the god’s door is open. You are welcome to enter and find yourself at the Dance of Masks. De-Feo seeks to overcome the separation of the sensory perceptions of man-made sound and light frequencies or the difference between the various anthropological communication systems. Creating scientific, artistic, and sociological phenomena perceivable for both eyes and ears in a multi-sensory and unexpected environment is his main goal.

The underground Berlin club scene is where the new dance of masks begins its inspiration. The space of an old factory combined with impressive video projections sets a very Unique and post-identity time. Very familiar for the ones that have experienced the best of Berlin club culture. The performer dressing white with a white mask is a clear portal to empathy and self-healing. The figure creates a perfect merge with the space installation and the outside public. The movements combining Butoh, Flow, and theatrical dance are clacking the new healing ritual. Her shadow is a contra point. Is the unthinkable, the untouchable.

MORPHEX has been performed at LPM Munster Festival and 48 Hours Neukölln Berlin Festival 2023.

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Links: muenster/program/morphex/

About Collective:

LICHTNOMADEN is a collective formed by 3 contemporary artists: Lola Lustosa, Mahir Duman, and De-Feo. Merging video projection, dance, and Live music the collective is offering performances in the open air and in public.


MAHIR DUMAN is a visual artist and VJ based in Berlin, presenting live performances, interactive installations, and projection mapping in various European countries, especially for concerts, music- and art festivals, clubs, and art galleries. He was born in Ordu, Turkey, and lived in Istanbul for many years. In 2011 he moved to Berlin and expanded his life and work as an artist. Duman studied Industrial Engineering at Yıldız Technical University in Istanbul, Turkey, and Digital Film & Visual Effects at the SAE Institute in Berlin, Germany. He produces videos, short films, music clips, and lots of other media sets, mixed and synchronized with sound and the rhythm of action. He describes his imagery as unrealistic and surreal, questioning human perception and the interplay between subjects. Mahir Duman defines music as the scenario of a visual show and aims to create a new perspective, a relationship between humanity and the universe, to reach the human subconscious and feelings by playing light, color, and images. He believes that art enables us to find and lose ourselves simultaneously and inspires people’s awareness of unconscious and conscious states of life. LOLA LUSTOSA is an independent Brazilian artist, dancer/performer, and filmmaker based in Berlin. She uses alchemy, rituals, and crafts, and transforms them into multimedia artworks where the public can visit her particular perception and connection with time and space. The artist develops dialogues into social memories crossing from Brazilian Tropicalismo, natives, old mythology, and underground western Crafts. The artist has been part of several important venues as: Morni Hills Art Performance Biennale (IND), Les Théâtres de la Ville de Luxembourg(GER), ICI – CNN Montpellier(FR), CTM Festival(GER), Novas Frequências Festival(BR), and Rote Fabrik(CH). As co-founder of Musterzimmer since 2012, she had the opportunity to work on the montage and curation of several venues in Berlin. The artist collaborates as a producer and performer for Plataforma Berlin Iberoamerican Festival since 2011. The ongoing virtual Performance “Ego Open Forever”, Mentioned in Wall Street International Magazine, gave the artist the position of the first Artist to question social media, defining Facebook as the biggest ego manager in history. The performance is the starting point to rise works where she questions our social Identity and awareness about the future. She has worked with Arto Lindsay, Alexandra Pirici, Barbara Berti, Christoph Wirth, Eemil Karila, Jarkko Räsänen, Jean Marie Dubrul, Laura Leiner, Mari Stocker, Martha Hincapié Charry, Peter Goss, Serge Ivanov, Simon Rose, Tero Puha, among others. DE FEO, born in 1995 in Naples is an Italian Dj, sound designer, and visual artist based in Berlin. With experience with soundtracks, events, and media communication in cities like Amsterdam, London, Belgrade, Barcelona, Berlin, and many more, he is part of a generation of artists who work intensively in the transitional area between music, art, and science. His knowledge of communication mixes with skills in new media art to perfectly meet his need to convey to his listeners not only the right sound but a unique collective experience, transporting them to different places with the use of samples created or recorded on his long journeys. In his work, he seeks to overcome the separation of the sensory perceptions of man-made sound and light frequencies or the difference between the various anthropological communication system. Creating scientific, artistic, and sociological phenomenons perceivable for both eyes and ears in a multisensory and unexpected environment is his main goal. His music is regularly supported by names such as: Richie Hawtin, Paco Osuna, Ilario Alicante, Young Male, Florian Meindl, and many more! For DE FEO, making music is not simply about producing sound, but about transporting people into a boundless experience.