The Unilalia Group
Life Path Number: 11/2
Zodiac Sign: Aries Sun, Sagittarius Rising, Taurus Moon
Origin: Oakland, California
Ellis Wilson (b. 1996) is a self-taught interdisciplinary artist, writer, theorist, singer/songwriter and creator of Unilalianism, an underground movement in the applied arts being developed in Washington state. He is an eclectic artist, inspired by a wide combination of creative thinkers including performance artist and philosopher Adrian Piper (specifically her Mythic Being public performances), the revolutionary contributions of ethnobotanist Terence McKenna, and various works by intellectuals such as Noam Chomsky, Julia Kristeva, Guy Debord, and John Zerzan. After dropping out of two consecutive art schools, dismayed by the institutional constraints of these colleges and their homogenous, white dominated environments and eurocentric curriculums, Ellis took it upon himself to lay down the groundwork from which him and his brother would later launch the Unilalia Group. As artists of black and Coharie ancestry, the two of them set an imperative to reclaim their agency and creative autonomy as artists of color in the Seattle area, combatting the historical legacy and ongoing, global pathology of colonization. The establishment of the Unilalia Group thus represents a political statement and personal milestone and to this day, the road ahead promises limitless potential.
Life Path Number: 33/6
Zodiac Sign: Pisces Sun, Gemini Rising, Capricorn Moon
Origin: Oakland, California
Associated with psychedelic soundscapes, smooth and layered vocals, sharp lyricism and an unwavering cadence, Carter Wilson (b. 1994) is on his way to becoming an underground sensation in the Seattle area. He began making music over a decade ago, honing his craft as a vocalist while simultaneously sharpening his skills as an audio engineer – after pushing the art form of rapping to its limit, he ventured into stranger waters as his unique style continued to evolve. As a prolific creator, he has amassed hundreds and hundreds of songs, over a dozen album’s worth of material at an early age: his work ethic in the studio is unparalleled. Originally from Oakland, California, Carter began performing in Washington in 2015 at small venues – as new residents, him and his brother aimed to learn everything they could about the Seattle underground, doing as much free work as possible including small-scale event photography, small shows, and providing sound engineering services to other underground creatives. Fast forward to 2019 and through the infrastructure of the Unilalia Group, Carter is now playing an instrumental role in organizing as many events as possible in the Seattle area, providing performance opportunities for underground acts in order to enrich the local scene and greater community.
Life Path Number: 5
Zodiac Sign: Aries Sun, Leo Rising, Libra Moon
Origin: Berkeley, California
Perry Wilson (b. 2000) is the in-house audio engineer and responsible for mastering 80-90% of all music coming from the Unilalia Group – he is inspired by his older brothers, following their footsteps to become an artist of import, work ethic, and sheer ingenuity.