Jack Corrigan is a Cork-born and London-based visual artist, musician and founder of Hausu Records. Corrigan’s interdisciplinary work under the Actualacid moniker seeks to uncover through lines found between Internet-Age aesthetics, atmospheric sound design and psychedelic music. His films and albums are told in an intimate personal setting coloured by his unique sense of humour. The experimental “BOREDOMS” series represents an exploration of the limits of this defined sound and vision, but his work at the other fringes of the Hausu canon show his versatility and wide range of influences.
Taking sound notes from artists across the spectrum from Nicolas Jaar to Young Thug and taking visual notes from sources as varied as Bandcamp tape labels to nightmarish algorithmically generated YouTube videos, Actualacid acts as a wildcard for Hausu - constantly bounding in new, uncanny directions.
His live show has been turning heads too, finding slots at the Quarter Block Party festival and venues scattered across Ireland. The show finds Corrigan behind a wall of analog synths, samplers and drum machines combing through dozens of disparate musical strands while leaving breathing room for improvisation. The visual sense of the Actualacid project comes to the fore in the live setting as Corrigan is joined onstage by Hausu cohort Colm Cahalane. Cahalane elevates the proceedings via his laptop and live-coding software HYDRA, yielding unpredictable, novel results. Pulling from a bag of digital tricks through generative, reactive visuals to audience interaction ala Facetime, the Actualacid show consistently finds newer, weirder spaces.
Having recently unleashed his avant-rap project “BOREDOMS 400”, Corrigan has set his sights on the completion of the project’s companion piece; an album-length experimental “musical” that pushes the boundaries of DIY ingenuity and good taste.