Alyson Sillon (1997, FR)

Before | After

Exploring the contemporary world of techno, Alyson Sillon’s installation immerses you in a rave temple, with a design based on twelve transitional moments. These are seen, among other things, in the form of a symbolic clock, whose numbers symbolize the shifting energies that a night of rave brings: from calmness and meditation to symbiosis, anger and ego death. The symbolism used is drawn from Kemetic yoga, a spiritual and meditative practice derived from Egyptian hieroglyphics. Alyson’s techno temple not only reveals a cycle of individual transformation, but she also uses it to expose the origins of techno, showing that it is both black and queer. 

Alyson Sillon’s multidisciplinary practice is inspired by the mythological power she sees in countercultures. She creates immersive installations in which visitors become part of rituals that require them to use all their senses. Alyson Sillon graduated in Graphic Design from the Gerrit Rietveld Academie in Amsterdam in 2022.