Juliana Huxtable is an American artist, writer, performer, DJ, and co-founder of the New York-based nightlife project Shock Value.
Using the structures of music as mediums in her multi-media universe, Juliana Huxtable is a DJ and musician singular in her approach. Where her visual art and poetry navigate the complexification of desire in a life increasingly mediated by technology, her music utilizes the sounds of technology itself to construct parallel realities to be inhabited and embodied in rhythm and harmonic tableaux.
Her sets skillfully deploy the notion of sampling, and re-blogging as DJ strategies, ecstatically mixing an array of influences that frolic at the boundary of genre-intuition and experimentation. At once an assertion of freedom and an ode to the evolutionary structure of electronic music subcultures, she aspires to the sublime in what can often only be described as witchcraft behind the decks; seance from the stage.
Huxtable has exhibited and performed at a number of venues including Reena Spaulings Fine Art, New York; Project Native Informant, London; Artists Space, New York; the New Museum, New York; Museum of Modern Art, New York; Portland Institute for Contemporary Art, and Institute of Contemporary Arts, London
Huxtable is a published author of two books and a member of the New York City-based collective House of Ladosha. She is currently based in Berlin.