Ilima Considine

Ilima Considine is a trans-disciplinary artist known for her quirky and provocative music videos, her neoclassical soundtracks, and fronting the experimental electronica project The Sexbots.  She is a single mother with 2 children living in Portland, OR.  Her rigorous aesthetic turns an unflinching eye at female sexuality and the emotional inner world.  The music video for “Come on Daddy” was a snuff film with a twist.  She has collaborated with photographers including Visioluxus, Micah Goldstein, and Hal Harrison; and is the founder of the event Friends and Lovers.

Ilima Considine first appeared in the experimental pop band Childhood Friends.  She has since appeared onstage/on recordings with Enchanted 4ST, Tiger House, Dead Air Fresheners, Ex Girlfriends Club, Padre Pio, and Park Friends.  She writes neoclassical string arrangements for soundtracks and modern dance companies and is available for session work on violin and cello. 

Writing
2012 "God Bless Portland", Hip Mama Issue #52
Awards
2013 Career Opportunity Grant, Oregon Arts Commission
2012 Career Development Grant, Regional Arts and Culture Council
2011 Career Development Grant for live performance of soundtracks,
Regional Arts and Culture Council, Portland, OR

Performance/Installation art includes:
2012 "Please do not touch the dolls..." Mark Woolley Gallery, Portland, OR
2005 "Mermaid"; performance for SinTAX group show at Gallery 500, Portland, OR
2005 "False Memory Kiss"; performance/installation at Pepper Gallery, Portland, OR

Visual Art
I moved to Portland in 2000 with the intention of being a painter.  From 2001-2005, I had solo shows at defunct art spaces including Pepper Gallery and Regenerate.  I participated in SE Portland Open studios.  At first, I was known for my stylized nudes, but at the end of this period, I began to paint portraits and abstracts that I embroidered with hundreds of glass seed beads, buttons, junk beads, and polyester thread.  This period of intense painting ended when I started my first band, Childhood Friends.

Discography
2013 Junk Sick The Sexbots
2012 Love Hotel The Sexbots
2011 Don't Stop The Sexbots
2011 Deadication, Abadawn, guest vocals
2010 Eee Pee The Sexbots
2010 Separated by Commas, Dead Air Fresheners
2010 Uh Oh Dear Ilima Considine solo album
2010 English Kills Padre Pio, violin and vocals(produced by Joe McGinty, ex- Psychedelic Furs)
2009 Previews Stella Grace
2009 Tiger House Tiger House, guest violin and keys
2008 StumpClub compilation(as Childhood Friends)
2008 Key Party Childhood Friends
2007 Failing Records compilation(as Childhood Friends)
2007 Synesthesia, Enchanted 4ST, re-released as Childhood Friends
2007 Scars, Childhood Friends
2006 Everything is About to Change, Childhood Friends

Soundtracks
Custom neoclassical soundtracks for Jeff Scott Taylor’s feature-length “1158”, Ransom Pictures, and choreographer Keyon Gaskin(PDX Dance Collective founding member).

Performance
I have performed in shows from Seattle to Los Angeles to New York, but not everywhere in between.  I have opened for bands including Pigeon John, Del tha Funky Homo Sapien, Old Time Religion and Ex-Girl; I opened for the world premiere of the Day of the Zombie rock opera(as featured in Spin magazine), and performed at the Olympia Experimental Music Festival, Fuck Death Festival, Burnout 2010 & 2011, Fire in the Canyon 2011, and multiple live appearances on KPSU, KBOO, and KAOS.  I have performed as a guest violinist with PDX Dance Collective, Tiger House, Dead Air Fresheners, Park Friends, and others.
My back-up dancers have included Delaney and Paris, members of Polaris, PDX Dance Collective(the entire troupe), Bridgetown Revue, Kazum, Wanderlust Circus, and Dreame Scape. In 2013, The Sexbots were commissioned to do a custom set for the going away party of Portland's Mayor Sam Adams.

Film/Television
2011 "Crash", short film, wrote/directed/co-edited/starring
featured filmmaker, Filmed by Bike 2011
2011 “15”, soundtrack(by Gravestone Entertainment)
2011 "Jeremy Gets a Blowjob" short, wrote/directed/starring
2011 various supporting/wardrobe/makeup "Nick @ Nite"(feature film dir. by Jeff Scott Taylor)
2011 soundtrack, "1158"(feature film dir. by Jeff Scott Taylor)
2010 soundtrack, "Bad Valentine"(short by Ransom Pictures)
2010 extra, James vs. Reality, (short dir. Chris Wilson)
2005 Melanie, supporting, in "Damaged Goods" (feature dir. by David Walker)
2005 48-Hour Film Festival

Theater

2011 Robyn, The Dark Side of Knight, The Full Cirque, Portland, OR

2011 The Vagina Monologues, Q Center, Portland, OR

Commercials
2010 Tillamook Ice Cream commercial(as seen on prime time)

Music Videos
2011 commissioned by the Electrogals 2011 Festival to produce two music videos for
“Mezza for Two” by Sylvia Hackathorn and “Mascarados” by Arsenic of Jabir
2011 “Finish Me Off” by The Sexbots, co-directed with Jeff Scott Taylor
2011 Animal Farm's Pop Music
2011 The Sexbots' "Come on Daddy" directed/edited/starring
2010 The Sexbots' "And I Meant It" directed/edited starring
2010 The Sexbots' "Angel" directed/edited/starring
2007 Viva Voce's "From the Devil Himself" dir. by Moh Azima

Print
2011 Valkyrie Fire catalogue

2006 Snow Freckle catalogue

 2003 Cabaret Allumage print ad

The Sexbots

The Sexbots is a bi-coastal collaboration between Ilima Considine and independent beatmakers to create electro-sex music.

Collaborators include:

Air Fortress- a PDX solo-synth project putting out Nintendo-inspired jams.

Jim Meyer- who met Ilima when they both played in Padre Pio

Natural 20- a mysterious Portlander who can be found in the vicinity of Bar Carlo

DJ Ceez- who makes beats for PDX hiphop standard-bearers like Animal Farm.  They met at Club 912 at a Medicine for The People show.

Shermstixx-of the Start Fires crew.

Tim Leitch- of seminal punk band FEAR, and of that Victoria's Secret commercial.

The Sexbots flips the formula of bands like Massive Attack and Royksopp(same beatmakers, guest vocalists) and has a steady vocalist with guest beatmakers.  Ilima functions as a mad scientist/art director providing aesthetic direction and continuity.  Live show is an intense performance art experience, often with backup dancers that have included members of Kazum, Wanderlust Circus, Bridgetown Revue, Polaris, Imago, as well as burlesque artists, fire dancers, and once- PDX Dance Collective in its entirety.

Ilima on Youtube!

Calendar

  • Oct 31
    ST LOUIS,  St. Louis
     
  • Nov 22
    The Granary,  Eugene
     

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