Live Scored Screening | AKUMA at A4 Sounds Gallery


Live Scored Screening | AKUMA at A4 Sounds Gallery Date/Time
Date(s) - 25/09/2021
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

A4 Sounds Gallery




Saturday 25th September | 7pm – 8:30pm

Our current exhibition Distances Make Paths Between Them is a ‘Spin Off’ from the artist’s graduate film work AKUMA. We are delighted to be able to present a Live Scored Screening of this work in the gallery on Saturday 25th September. Tickets are limited to 20 and can be booked via our website.

AKUMA follows a young artist and her daemon as they prepare to take part in a space mission. The film utilises cinematic and artistic tropes to discuss broader concerns related to the role of contemporary arts practice in society and the role of relationships and narratives in our agency.

Light acts as the most fundamental device to form this work, both materially and ideologically, as the viewer follows Akuma’s trajectory towards spaceflight. By warping familiar imagery and archetypal narratives, this work explores the concept of a supposed linear progress of evolution and the disparate knowledges within. The video enacts various fascinations towards and dependencies on light, including the idea of ascension, projection, illumination and growth. These facets of evolution have been instrumental in humans’ plans to colonise other planets and the western phenomenon of progress under individualism. AKUMA’s story reveals the fallibility and inter-reliance involved in any journey on Earth and beyond.

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