Lila-Zoé Krauß aka L Twills is an electronic musician, multimedia and performance artist. Her works confront subjects related to violence, capitalism and emancipation. Moments in which perception is disturbed play a central role. Following the principle of deconstruction, Krauß interweaves biographical material with extensive research on voice, body memory, psyche, and gender. With the aim of countering normative notions of madness, desire, freedom, and fiction with other narratives, an aesthetic form of expression emerges that is characterized by haunting sound collages, pop cultural influences, and confrontational singing.
Currently, Krauß is developing an audiovisual concept album with the working title [After her Destruction].
Krauß studied art and performance at the HFBK Hamburg and the California Institute of the Arts Los Angeles.
After many performances at festivals and venues like Golden Pudel Club, Übel&Gefährlich, Cashmere Radio, Fusion Festival, NAVEL LA, Montez-Press-Radio New York, HKW Berlin, Goldsmiths London and Kampnagel Summer Festival, Live Art Festival, her debut album [Freedom/Fiction] was released in 2020 (funded by Label Förderung Hamburg). Krauß’ multimedia works have been shown at Galerie Oel-Früh, Literatur Fest Nantesbuch, Brecht Festival, Arts and Poetry Festival Vienna and Your Touch Makes The Waves in Berlin. Krauß has produced and performed music at various theaters, such as Staatstheater Augsburg, Düsseldorfer Schauspielhaus and Lichthoftheater Hamburg.
Krauß has received grants from DAAD, HFBK Freundeskreis, GEMA, Musikfonds (German Federal Minister of Culture and Media) and Fonds für Darstellende Künste. Krauß is co-founder of the transdisciplinary artist* collective ZOLLO, with whom she realized a series of media projects under the motto No Public Space, No Institution, No Service. Since 2020, her radio show Rhythm Imprints can be heard monthly on Cashmere Radio Berlin.