Barbican Centre, 7th October 2018.
New Rituals is a new event series by CLON to explore experimental music, visual art and post-internet culture as the new spaces for today’s queer identities and reborn spirituality. The first event took place at Barbican's main hall on Sunday 7th October 2018 and it brought together an evening of two equally ecstatic live performances in London for the first time.
Driven by the rave-like sounds of Swiss-born Nepalese-Tibetan musician Aïsha Devi, who channels ancient incantations and hi-fi beats from her new album DNA Feelings (Houndstooth), Aetherave is a newly commissioned performative, visual and sonic initiation. It incorporates Asian Dope Boys’ visceral dance shrouded in the grotesque yet sacred contemporary imagery of Chinese artist Tianzhuo Chen.
In Fist Piece, Berlin based Chinese-born artist Pan Daijing explores the unsettling states of femininity through choreography, visuals and sound material from her recent album Lack 惊蛰 (PAN records). The live performance features guest dancer Gregori Homa and collaborations with Ekaterina Reinbold. The uncanny outcome is a rabbit hole that is simultaneously tender and fierce.
New Rituals: Aïsha Devi feat. Asian Dope Boys + Pan Daijing
Sunday 7 October 2018 / Barbican Hall / 19:30
Tickets £15 – 20 plus booking fee
Produced by the Barbican
A project by CLON (https://www.clonworks.com)
Curated by Estela Oliva (https://www.estelaoliva.com)
Supported by Goethe-Institut London
Photos of the event below by Tom Carter.