Madelyn Byrd (they/them b.1992) is an artist, experimental musician, and DJ based in Berlin, DE. Valuing multi-sensorial concurrence, Byrd insists on a body of work that reveals beauty in the connections between all things. Their background in psychology and neuroaesthetics provides the theoretical framework for a playful, flow-based approach to a surreal and genre~less transdisciplinary practice.  Frequent collaborations serve as prefigurative test-sites where queer theory, ecology, and collective utopian dreamtanks can dissolve rigid classifications - from the binary to harmful hierarchies upheld by capitalism. Currently, they are investigating care networks, presence, relational aesthetics, and the ephemerality of intelligence of nonhumans, humans, and A.I. to appreciate the prismatic interrelatedness of natural and artificial realms. Often, their investigations materialize as unresolved utopia/dystopia paradoxes, absurd techno-cultural mirrors, and non-heirarchical seedlings for (micro)world-building and collective empowerment.

Madelyn’s musical moniker, Slowfoam, is an eclectic patchwork of contorted ecological soundscapes, sparkling ambiance, fuzzy poetics, and obfuscated jazz and pop. They have released albums and tracks with Jungle Gym Records, secondnature, Of Paradise, and Theory Therapy.

Byrd is a monthly resident at Internet Public Radio (Guadalajara, MX) and a founding member of Mold Collective, a post-capitalist, multidisciplinary art collective rooted in care.