Erika is an audio-visual artist and educator currently based in Philadelphia area, via UK, France, and Japan.
Her work and research interests are in the field of Visual Music, Live Video Performance, and Immersive Technologies.
Current projects include Alka's Colour of Terrible Crystal album released on VeryRecords, Oct. 2017, with live dates upcoming.
Through her vocal and visual work on Puzzlebox Records in Detroit, MI, she has worked with Keith Tucker and Tommy Hamilton of Aux 88, and other prominent artists from the Detroit electronic music scene, opening for Jeff Mills at Fabric Nightclub in London, and Octave One on the Tresor stage in Madrid, Spain.
She is part of a vibrant international community of VJ and DJ culture.
Erika has a BA in Social Anthropology from SOAS, University of London, and holds an MA in Photography.
While in London, she worked for a holographic projection company, for corporate and entertainment clients.
She has produced two original shows for the Edelman Planetarium at Rowan University, where she also teaches photography and video production.
Erika speaks Japanese, English, French, and Electro.
MA Photography – London Metropolitan University, UK.
BA Social Anthropology – SOAS, University of London, UK.
Fine Art Foundation – Atelier Clouet, Paris, France
High school diploma – Phillips Exeter Academy, NH