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ASH KOOSHA'S AKTUAL
The fourth flagship wave, AKTUAL, features Iranian-born, London-based experimental artist Ash Koosha, in a performance which breaks both political and artistic boundaries.
Ash Koosha, who had been imprisoned and blacklisted by his home country for making rock music and films, lives in asylum in London, where he produces what RollingStone calls, “uncompromising, dizzying and dense” electronic music. RollingStone named him “An Artist You Need To Know,” last February, upon the release of last year's I AKA I on Ninja Tune.
Unfortunately, Ash had to cancel his supporting tour due to “extreme vetting” of his visa. Earlier this year, he had to cancel yet another tour due to Trump’s travel ban, and has yet to set foot in the US, where he seeks to promote his music. In January, he issued a statement on the travel ban, writing, “All of my ambitions, contributions and efforts were reduced to bureaucratic paperwork that left me feeling betrayed and burdened because of my ‘place of birth’.”
Ash's wave will bring his audio visual show, AKTUAL, to the US, where users will be transported inside his mind to watch him perform his music and conduct dynamic visual forms using TheWaveVR's revamped performance tools.
Art directed by Strangeloop with additional visuals from Hirad Sab, the show features pulsing permutations of virtual anatomy, fluidic patterns seeping from invisible seems in space, sentient clusters of virtual detritus, and plays with perceptions of self and scale.
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