Lane Shi Otay:onii is a Chinese born interactive multi-media performer and sound artist residing in New York and Shanghai. After graduating Berklee College of Music in 2016 receiving "Laurie Anderson Women in Technology Award", she was immediately honored for "Best Vocalist" Bronze Prize from Global Music Award 2017, "Best Independent Artist" from American Track Awards 2017 and "Best Sound" from Audiovisual Arts Industrial Incubator Awards. She lined up herself with 8 U.S tours being the lead vocalist and performer for Boston experimental bands Dent and Elizabeth Colour Wheel, after tours, she coalesces skills and experience with sound, voice and performing into multi-media interactive installation with a philosophical pursuit to the essence lost in historical saga while finding their juxtapositions in modernity. Her solo multi-media exhibition Naked Winger was presented at Stovefactory Gallery, Charleston, MA; sound works for CrowdArt interactive exhibition was presented for months at 798 Art Zone in Beijing, China. In 2018 she started her solo project under the artist name Otay:onii, followed by full - length album “NAG”, single “7 Yearster”, and live studio album “Molelipop”. Her self-direct music video “Shaoxing Nomad” was featured in numerous film festivals such as Rome Prisma Film Awards, Istanbul International Experimental Film Festivals, Independent Talent International Film Festivals and many more.  Electronic, ambient, sound collage or even noise, with a heart to be mindless on the boundaries of all, Otay:onii breaks down structures that chains her neck and feet, aiming to be free on the ride of acute instincts and establishing a bodily connection through the synchronization of the heart and mind. She believes it is through this particular synchronization that people are brought to the bed of honesty, in which a moment of history will be worth looking back and upon, and the light will slip out from this crack within any world of creation reverberating the loudest echos.

"My task is to solve a puzzle with another puzzle that can't be seen, be touched, but to feel."



 

Awards & Honors (Selected)

2020   International Sound and Film Music Festival - Official Selection - Shaoxing Nomad 

2019 Paris Lift-Off - Official Selection - Shaoxing Nomad

2018 Rome Prisma Film Award - Semi-finalist - Shaoxing Nomad

 

2018 Independent Talent International Film Festival - Finalist - Shaoxing Nomad

2018 Istanbul Internationla Experimental Film Festival - Official Selection - Shaoxing Nomad

 

2018 AMII Work Fest - Award Winner of Best Sound - Therapy Room

2018 American Track Music Award 2018 - Award Winner of Best Independent Artist - Dent - So Red

2018 Global Music Award 2018 - Award Winner Bronze Prize of Best Female Vocal - Dent - Sorrowful Seed

2018  Logcinema Music Film Festival 2018 - Award Winner of Best Original Song - Sorrowful Seed

Global Music Award 2018 - Award Winner of Best Lyric/Songwriting - So Red


2017   ReAnima Animated International Film Festival 2017 - Best Music Video - Sorrowful Seed

2017   Aug. LINOLEUM Festival - Official Selection - Therapy Room

2017   Jan. Seoul International Cartoon & Animation - Official Competition - Sorrowful Seed

2017   Jan. Berlin World International Film Festival/ ACT HRFF - Official Selection - Dystopia Rooms

2016   Song Of The Year- Semi-Finalist- Dent

2016   Dec. VOID - International Animation Film Festival, Copenhagen - Official Selection - Therapy Rooms

2016   Dec. Berlin World International Film Festival - Official Selection - Dystopia Rooms

 

2016   Nov. Barcelona Planet Film Festival  - Official Selection - Therapy Room + Dystopia Rooms

2016   Sep. Hollywood International Moving Picture Film Festival - Award Winner- Dystopia Rooms


2016   Feb. Holland Animation Film Festival(HAFF) - HAFFTube - Official Selection - First Breath

2016   March. Laurie Anderson Award Women in Music Technology Award- Berklee College of Music Electronic

Production& Design Achievement Awards Spring 2016

2015   March. Laurie Anderson Award Women in Music Technology Award- Berklee College of Music Electronic

 

Production& Design Achievement Awards Spring 2015

2005   Oct. Certificate Grade 8 (top 9) Specialty Pianist - Arts Grade Examination of China

2002   May. Hualian—Coca Cola Piano Contest First Prize-State Host China

* Shaoxing Nomad film and sound by Lane Shi.

  First Breath, Dystopis Rooms, Therapy Room film by Qieer Wang, sound by Lane Shi Otayonii.



 

精神的积极者
请你们不要自私
去救助这个世界
直到你明了消沉

真实的坚持者
请你们不要自保
去张嘴闭齿
直到你沉醉于谎言

眼泪的拥有者
请你们放下自尊
去感化讽刺的将军
直到它们温润虚假

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而剥夺者
请你们不要吝啬
去尽情压迫
直到你看到我

而我
请不要害怕
去脱离自己的身体
直到灵魂回到了家

Finalist - Independent Talents Internati
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OFFICIAL SELECTION - Electric Short Film
Paris Lift-Off Film Festival Online 2019

Selected Press

BBC, Rolling Stones, Boston Globe, Decibel, Metal InjectBoston Hassle, Brooklyn Vegan, Vogue China, Kerrang, Stereogum, Revolver, AV Club, Art Voice, Allston Pudding, Toneglow, Sputnik, Yoho Girl(China Innovation magazine), East Coast Sentinel, Travel Weekly, News Universe
 

Exhibitions

2015 May. Naked Winger multi-media/interactive solo exhibition, Stovefactory Gallery, Charlestown, Massachusetts

2017 Oct. Sound Artist for OFF-OF,  Biggercode Gallery, Soho, NY

2017  May. Voice on Whether There Was a Bell or Whether I knocked exhibition by Stephen Vitiello at ICA,Virginia Commonwealth University

2018  July. Sound for New York CrowdArt Daydreaming exhibition, 798 Art Zone, Beijing, China

2019  Automaton Alive performance show, Chameleon Gallery on canal, NY

2019  Automaton Alive solo performance show, Wonderville, NY

2019  Sound artist, performer for He Said I Thought, by Carol Szymanski Signs and Symbols, NY

2019 Invited performer for Carol Szymanski + Barry Schwabsky + Joan Jonas joint book launch, Bar Laika(e-flux), NY

2020 May. Floating online group exhibition, showing Memory Device

2020 December. Who’s Not Broken?, StudioGallery Project Space, Shanghai

2021  May. MíngMíng: Heart Cruise, Tank Arts Center, Shanghai

2021 July. Extro-Language World II, Fanrong. Museum, Suzhou

2021 Aug. Rituals in Rituals of the Future, Himalayas Museum, Shanghai

2021 Sep. Sound Artist for The Ground Is Falling Exhibition by Liu Xin, Aranya Art Center,  Qinghuangdao

2021 Nov. Unwrap, Ming Contemporary Art Museum, Shanghai (upcoming)

Shows (selected)

2017  Cloud Club, Boston
2018  New England Underground Festival 3, Boston
2018  Fuzzstival Music Festival, Boston

2018  H0l0, New York
2018  Great Scott, Boston

2019  Brooklyn Bazaar

2019  Automaton Alive  performance, LONGING exhibition, Chameleon NY
2019  Automaton Alive  performance, Wonderville, NY

2020  Harvard Radio whrb95.3

2020   AM Art Space, Shanghai, China

2021   Ok Center, Guangzhou, China

2021   44KW, Shanghai, China

2021   Blackbox, Changjiang Theatre, Shanghai, China