ABOUT THE WORK
AMRA is an audio-visual collaboration between artists Imran Perretta and Paul Purgas. For Art Night they will incorporate electronic sound and dance, presenting a live performance including fractured sonics and Indian instrumentation exploring the hypnotic syntax of the ancient Tala rhythmic system and its perceptual manipulations of time.
ABOUT THE ARTIST
Imran Peretta lives and works in London. Working across the moving-image, sound, performance and poetry, Perretta’s work addresses biopower, marginality and the (de)construction of cultural histories. Recent solo and group exhibitions include: the destructors, Spike Island, Bristol (2019); All His Ghosts Must Do My Bidding, Wysing Arts Centre, Cambridge ( 2019); 15 Days, Jerwood Space, London, as a recipient of the Jerwood/FVU Awards 2018 and Mene Mene Tekel Parsin, Wysing Arts Centre, Cambridge (2017). Perretta was selected for Bloomberg New Contemporaries (2014-15) and is nominated for the 2019 Film London Jarman Award. Imran is currently a resident of Somerset House Studios.
Paul Purgas is a London based artist and musician working with sound, performance and installation. Originally trained as an architect he has presented projects with Serpentine, Tate, Kettle’s Yard and Spike Island. His written output includes essays for the Unsound:Undead collection published by Urbanomic/MIT Press and contributions to the critical journal Audimat. Recent curatorial work has been the Open Sound programme for Outpost and guest curating Wysing Arts Centre’s annual festival. He is one half of the electronic music project Emptyset working with electroacoustic and computer music, broadcasting and spatialised sound, presenting commissions with the Architecture Foundation, David Roberts Art Foundation and Tate Britain’s Performing Architecture programme and recent performances including Sonic Acts, Wien Modern and Berghain for Transmediale 2020.