Kinlaw — a trigger for every body

Sarah Kinlaw is a multi-disciplinary artist and musician based in New York City. The cassette / digital release via Soap Library, a trigger for every body, debuts her long-incubated solo, vocal work as Kinlaw. States of heightened sensitivity and vulnerability are reached through close examination of repressed memories and their corresponding sensory triggers, as Kinlaw re-paves cognitive pathways with pop-leaning structure and texture. A fascination with ASMR and synesthetic response reflects the physicality in Kinlaw’s intimate and immersive live performances.

At the invitation of the Wythe Hotel, Kinlaw choreographed and performed a trigger for every body alongside close friends and dancers Kathleen Dycaico and Quenton Stuckey on Monday, June 12, 2017. Attendees selected from a range of timed performances taking place on the half- hour inside one of the hotel’s penthouse suites. Guests who arrived prior to their reserved performance time enjoyed a complimentary snack + aperitif and the opportunity purchase a limited edition a trigger for every body cassette paired with a lemon-jasmine aromatherapy sniffer. 

a trigger for every body was engineered, mixed, and co-produced by Jake Aron and mastered by Chris Gehringer. The tape artwork features photography by Landon Speers with prop styling by Grace Hartnett. Performance photographs by Walter Wlodarczyk