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[AV Concert]
7 October 2018
Barbican Main Hall

New Rituals: Aetherave by Aïsha Devi and Tianzhuo Chen feat. Asian Dope Boys + Fist Piece by Pan Daijing feat. Yanwen Xiong


7 October 2018

Barbican Main Hall

CLON presented a double-header exploring new rituals and uncanny identities in the post-digital age through a cross disciplinary art ceremony.


Hybrid art and new media studio CLON lead by curator Estela Oliva returns to the Barbican following a sold-out show last year. In New Rituals, Clon explores electronic music and post-internet cultures as new spaces for today’s queer identities and reborn spirituality. The evening unfurls two equally ecstatic performances in London for the first time.

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.


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). The live performance features guest soprano Yanwen Xiong and collaborations with Ekaterina Reinbold. The uncanny outcome is a rabbit hole that is simultaneously tender and fierce.


Produced by the Barbican in association with CLON

Curated by Estela Oliva

Supported by Goethe Institut

Produced by Barbican in association with CLON

Supported by Goethe Institut London

Photos by Tom Carter


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