Elephant House

Biography

Elephant House- Christos Fanaras and Shenggy Shen

London-based Sino-Hellenistic psychedelic drone duo ELEPHANT HOUSE, featuring digital drums and vocals from Shenggy Shen (Hang on the Box, White) and melancholic synthesisers and guitars from Christos Fanaras (Masters, Mothlite). Inspiration comes from the traditional Mongolian coaxing rituals.

“Elephant House operate in inflections and implications; like scrapbooks detailing transcendent experiences” ATTN MAGIZINE

Shenggy Shen is the former drummer with China’s first all-female punk band Hang on the Box. She has since gone on to establish herself a noise artist, as a member of the avant-duo White (with Zhang Shou Wang from Carsick Cars) whose self-titled debut was produced by Blixa Bargeld. Her solo music has also been released on Noise Joy and Little Sound. Shenggy can also be found playing drums on the Masters 7″ ‘Rutger Hauer / Scatman Crothers’ also released on Adaadat.

Christos Fanaras follows in the Greek lineage of ambient pioneers, like Vangelis and Iasos only with an emphasis on deep dark brooding soundscapes and space-age melancholia. He has shared the stage with musicians such as Alexander Tucker, Charles Hayward, Adam Bohman, Carla Bozulich, Alex Ward and Steve Noble and with bands such as Die Munch Machine, Grumbling Fur and Sunday Mourning.

Adeline has a BA in Language and Culture, UCL (2009), and an MA in Fine Art, City & Guilds of London Art School (2011). Selected exhibitions include: ‘House of Penelope’ curated by Alix Janta and Lauren Jones at Gallery 46 (2017), ‘Force of Nature’ curated by James Putnam at Mile End Art Pavilion (2017), Screening ‘In the Flesh’ at Freud Museum (2016), ‘I am not Tino Sehgal’ at Nahmad Projects (2016), ‘Beyond Borders’ at Blain Southen (2016), ‘UK/raine’ at Saatchi Gallery (2015), ‘Whispers’ curatorial project at Ronchini (2015), ‘Home’ solo show at Ronchini (2014), ‘Time to Hit the Road’ at Leila Heller, New York (2014), ‘Articulate’ curated by Jeremy Lewison at Victoria Miro (2013), ‘The London Project’ curated by Gerson Zevi at Yorkshire Sculpture Park (2013), ‘The Uncanny’ curated by James Putnam at Ronchini (2013), ‘Dead Inside’ curated by Max Wolf and Meghan Carleton at Bleecker St Arts Club, New York (2013), ‘The Future Can Wait’ curated by Zavier Ellis at Victoria House (2013), ‘Dividing Line’ curated by Sumarria Lunn at High House (2012), ‘The Threadneedle Prize’ at the Mall Galleries (2012). Selected prizes include: Royal British Society of Sculptors Bursary Awards (2013), Fack West London Art Prize (2013), The Catlin Art Prize (Visitor Prize Winner, 2012) and Arcadia Missa Gallery Prize (2011).