(/d kraɪst/) b. 1971, Torrance CA, USA

Dei Xhrist is a mulitdisciplinary artist working with sound, performance, and sculpture. She began performing music in 2006, spinning loops and lock grooves on multiple record players. Voice was initially added as a background element, supporting Theremin and less conventional sound sources to create audio cutups and soundscapes.  Xhrist’s voice, now her dominating instrument, has been favorably compared to Diamanda Galas. She uses glossolalia, concrete poetry, American primitive, and belle voce with a graceful stage presence that has been known to evolve in to a physical assault past the fourth wall.

Xhrist has performed at XFest (MA), Frantasia Festival of Out Music and Arts, Brooklyn International Performance Art Festival, and International Society for Improvised Music. She has also performed in Machine5 Theatre Works at FringeNYC and PortFringe.


Themes

  • Distortions of perception, including dream logic,  gender, depression, and physical space
  • Language as a subordinate of meaning, sound, and context
  • Visual and cultural puns


Mediums

  • Line illustrations
  • Papier-mâché
  • Collage


Groups of work

  • Performances with Birdorgan and various collaborations
  • Voyeur boxes
  • Comics
  • Illustrations

String Theory

Photos by Raffi

Dei Xhrist appears on the following Evil Clown titles:

Leap of Faith

Die Xhrist Bio 

Evil Clown ​

​On Leap of Faith: "Alien yet familiar, bizarre yet completely fascinating. Expanding, contracting, erupting, settling down, always as one force..." - Bruce Lee Gallanter, DMG