Unilalian iconography, 10900 Skyline Blvd, Oakland, California. circa 2017
|Country||United States, primarily the Bay Area and Washington state|
|Influences||Adrian Piper, Guy Debord, Julia Kristeva, John Zerzan|
Unilalianism (/junɨˈleɪ.li.ən.ɪzəm/) refers to an underground art and aesthetic movement developed by a small group of performance artists and is guided by one central motivation – the deconstruction of the object as an organizing principle of perception. Unilalianism's etymology is related to Charles Richet's 1905 coinage of xenolalia, the linguistic phenomenon of echolalia, and the religious preoccupation and putative observation of glossolalia. In the case of all three, speech and language lie at the center of attention, providing insight into the direction of Unilalian inquiry.
The Unilalia Group (2018-present)
Background and Incorporation (2016–2018)
After dropping out of both Cornish College of the Arts (2016) and California College of the Arts (2017), Ellis A. Wilson took it upon himself to establish his own creative imprint as an independent artist of color. Without an institutional cosign or representation from a third party agency, the arrival of Unilalianism was quietly received by a very small audience, culminating in a presentation given at the Evergreen State College in mid-2018 followed by the incorporation of the Unilalia Group LLC. The Unilalia Group is a privately funded label and research archive dedicated to facilitating the completion of Unilalian artworks and productions, formed as a partnership between brothers, representing a consolidation of creative assets. Operating in and around the Seattle area, its work consists of managing a growing collection of multimedia and semiotic projects, an interrelated group of installations.
|To Unilalia: Official Trailer|
|Released||July 5, 2019|
|Recorded||Private studio, Olympia, Washington|
|Label||The Unilalia Group|
|Ellis A. Wilson chronology|
|Singles from To Unilalia: Official Trailer|
Record Label (2018–present)
As a recording label, the Unilalia Group is responsible for facilitating an investigation of "post-rap", psychedelic soul, R&b, and otherwise baroque styles of alternative hip-hop – described as "strange Ugly Mane-esque satirical seriousness", its flagship artists continue to demonstrate this with each successive release. To further officiate the label's launch, cofounder Carter Wilson released !!!!! on June 8, 2018. Eleven days later, an article for indie music blog called Musiconthedot was published. The label then continued with its consecutive releases of This and That, the former featuring a minor vocal contribution from Olympia based vocalist Isadore Noir and the latter featuring contributions from Tacoma based artist Skully Vega. Happening in tandem to these releases was the development of Dogma 19, a particular approach to low-budget music production designed to rejuvenate and emphasize the role of the vocalist in the context of creating effective narrative records.
On July 5, 2019, the Unilalia Group released To Unilalia: Official Trailer, an extended play previewing a larger narrative work by Ellis Wilson.
|2019||B07TYC8XMF||Ellis Wilson||To Unilalia: Official Trailer|
|B07VGSJBHB||Carter Wilson||Gift Makes Room|
|B07XFM88JX||!!!!! (Deluxe Edition)|
- Institutional Critique
- Jungian archetypes
- Letterist International
- No Wave Cinema
- Post-conceptual art
- Psychoanalytic theory
- Quantum nonlocality
- Situationist International
- The Society of the Spectacle
- White hole
- "Unilalia Newsletter 001". Issuu. Retrieved 2019-04-24.
- Bound, Barely (2015-06-30). "barely bound: a barebones introduction to post-rap". barely bound. Retrieved 2019-07-03.
- musiconthedot.com http://musiconthedot.com/carter-wilson/. Retrieved 2019-07-03. Missing or empty
- "DOGMA 19 | Indigenous Avant-Garde | United States | The Unilalia Group". Unilalia. Retrieved 2019-07-03.