Neon Merkin juxtaposes absurd retro footage, vivid abstract animation, lush textures, cheeky burlesque, demolition, destruction, dancing cops and political satire.
Formally VJ iCandy, Neon Merkin has been a professional VJ for 15 years, performing at large scale events at the Metro, Festival Hall, Kryal Castle, the Palais Theatre, The Forum, Billboards, Brown Alley, the Evelyn and 24 Moons, as well as performing at underground gigs and warehouse parties, both here in Melbourne, interstate and overseas.
As a video-projection artist, she has performed at White Night, The Gertrude Street Projection Festival, Wyndham Winter Festival, Beltane Festival, Tanglewood Festival, the Melbourne Fringe Festival, Northern Exposure High Views, This Is Not Art and Electrofringe, as well as solo and group exhibitions.
She also played with legendary French IDM Breakcore producer, Ruby My Dear at Brown Alley earlier in 2019 –
Last year she was commissioned by the Wyndham City Council to be their lead artist and created two walls of visuals for their silent disco –
And last year she also made a video clip for local IDM Breakcore producer Snuggy Man “Off the Amphetamines” -