Vika Kirchenbauer is an artist, author and music producer based in Berlin. Her work has been exhibited and presented in a wide range of contexts, including Neuer Berliner Kunstverein, Images Festival (Toronto), ICA Artists’ Film Biennial (London) and International Short Film Festival Oberhausen, where she was awarded the prize for the best contribution to the German Competition in 2016. Since 2015 she has been producing experimental electronic music under the moniker COOL FOR YOU with live shows at transmediale (Berlin) and Donaufestival Krems, amongst many others. Kirchenbauer first appeared at PACT Zollverein in 2011 as part of the Atelier series.
For ›Blue Skies‹ COOL FOR YOU plays tracks from ›COMMUNAL MESS‹, her most recent album, which was released via Berlin label Creamcake in May 2019. Pairing heavily chopped samples of dissonant Christian choirs with skittering drums, the album is a balancing act between harmony and discord. COOL FOR YOU's music creates ambiguous atmospheres composed of seemingly contradictory emotions in unusual time signatures that evoke uncanny feelings of euphoria, subtle fear and all-encompassing beauty.