Steven Warwick is an artist, musician, and writer living and working in Berlin. His practice is paradigmatic of an interdisciplinary approach that encompasses theatre-making and DJing along with art, music, and writing. His work is disseminated on a multitude of platforms including records, galleries, nightclubs, publications, and the internet.
Across these contexts, Warwick creates assemblages of performance, image, sound, and language that speak to the ways in which ideologies construct and inhabit spaces—both on- and offline, from co-working spaces to clubs, television shows and online chat rooms. In its pluralistic live forms, Warwick’s work redefines the expectations and conventions that accompany events such as performance and public exhibitions.
His visual work has been exhibited at KW Berlin, Schinkel Pavilion, Volksbühne Berlin, Reading International, Art Night London, and many more. As a musician working under his own name and, previously, as Heatsick, he produces and performs hybrid live/DJ sets, releasing recordings with the club/experimental label PAN. Warwick has played at Berghain, Berlin; London Contemporary Music Festival; Trouw, Amsterdam; and the Mutek and Unsound Festivals. His writing has appeared in Artforum, Texte zur Kunst, Frieze, and Urbanomic. He is also a member of the artist duo Elevator to Mezzanine, and co-author of Fear Indexing the X- Files, an audiovisual performance-lecture series issued as a book by Primary Information