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BLEED Reference Group Works
– Missing Interiors by Akil Ahamat

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About

What is the shape the body takes amidst a deluge of information? Missing Interiors presents a variety of discrete visual and auditory stimuli while asking what they feel like.

Missing Interiors is a finite element analysis of a corporeal form as it is pressed up against glowing screens. Finite because, despite the pursuit of endless growth, the body has its limits. After the volume is filled, the torrent just washes against the surface. All it can do is make an impression.

Watch Akil lead a spoken ASMR tour of a world built from screens as his boneless body slips between the surfaces.

The BLEED ECHO Reference Group projects are original artworks responding to and ricocheting from the five artist projects and curatorial conversations of BLEED.

Premiere status

World Premiere

Presented by

  • Presented by Arts House and Campbelltown Arts Centre as part of BLEED 2020.

Artistic Credits

  • Lead artist: Akil Ahamat

Supported by

  • BLEED is supported by the Australian Government through the Australia Council for the Arts, City of Campbelltown through Campbelltown Arts Centre and City of Melbourne through Arts House.

Schedule

From Wednesday 12 August
Duration: 7 minutes

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This is a free activity.

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Bios

Akil Ahamat

Akil Ahamat is an arts worker and interdisciplinary artist working in sound, video and installation. Their work is driven by research into the phenomenon of ASMR and the translation of its sonic aesthetics into gallery and performance contexts. This work draws upon online experiences to consider the physical and social isolation that often governs the shaping of identity in a contemporary context.

Akil is also currently a Creative Producer at Campbelltown Arts Centre. They have extensive experience in the development, production and installation of audio visual works in both gallery and live contexts. In 2018 – 2019 they developed the Real Real performance series with Dr Jess Olivieri at Campbelltown Arts Centre, overseeing audio and video production processes and their implementation for live streaming on Facebook Live.

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