On October 7th, music, visual art, architecture and more collide when Clon presents New Rituals at the iconic Barbican London. Curator Estela Oliva and the hybrid art/new media studio return to the Barbican for a double header of some of the most exciting acts in experimental music today.
In New Rituals, Clon explores experimental music, visual art and post-internet culture as new spaces for today’s queer identities and reborn spirituality. After a sold out event with Russian producer Dasha Rush and local standouts LCC, the second installment finds two uncanny performances taking place in London for the first time.
Over the last few years, few artists have traversed elements of noise, techno and beyond like Pan Daijing. Using vocals and ominous, industrial atmospheres, her powerful compositions are cathartic and are sure to stir up an emotional response. 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, 2017). 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.
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.
For those lucky enough to be in London, New Rituals looks to be an incredible night of sonic and visual stimulation all set against the backdrop of one our favorite pieces of architecture. Even info and tickets below.
New Rituals: Aïsha Devi feat. Asian Dope Boys + Pan Daijing
Sunday 7 October 2018 / Barbican Hall, London / 19:30
Tickets £15 – 20 plus booking fee
Event page here.