Colin Frank (CA) and Maria Sappho (USA) are Brutalust, an ensemble who experiment with intermedia and
mixed-discipline art to create expressive, stimulating and audience interactive works. Their work breaks
down separations between live performance, art, and audience. Brutalust’s piece The Lesson, presented at
the Leeds Sounds Like THIS festival (2020), used a large, amplified string grid which the performers activated
using their whole bodies to investigate niche and the degradation of language. Their video piece Domains,
published in the MASS issue Inhuman (2020), morphed bodies with plants, forming entities residing in other
worldly biotic realms. Their sound works have been broadcast on BBC radio 3 (Unclassified, 2021) and released
by verz (2021) Accidental (2022) and Crow Verses Crow (2022).