Charles Giles


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Contemporary music cultures are defined in part by common transactions between music and substances. My connection to contemporary music culture comes from my immersion in the Berlin techno scene. The combination of space, music, lights and substances create a unique atmosphere. 

‘Tweeking’, commonly interpreted as being under the influence of amphetamines, is derived from the word ‘tweaking’, which is defined as changes made to improve or adjust a mechanism or system. In nightclubs, the environment is tweaked to enhance the experience of the clubber. DJs strive to do this through the use of an ostinato-like beat and tone. VJs (video jockeys) and lighting designers enhance and synchronise the music to intensify the experience. 

I have used different approaches to tweak this space, exploring the ways in which the room can have a sense of flow, leading the eye through the works and stages of a night out. 

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LSD. Laser etched acrylic in Puriri block.
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MDMA. Laser etched acrylic in Macrocarpa block.
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Wake and Bake (Caffeine and THC). Screenprint. (Under Blacklight).
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Business Meeting (Cocaine and Ethanol). Screenprint. (Under Blacklight).
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Psilocybe Valley (Magic Mushrooms). Screenprint.
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(Under Blacklight)

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