CTM 2023: We Found Our Own Reality – Paul Purgas, Imran Perretta, Nabihah Iqbal

Three artists with interest in spatial and visual aspects of sound unite in an improvised performance.

Imran Perretta works across moving-image, sound, performance, and poetry, addressing biopower, marginality, and the (de)construction of cultural histories. Perretta has exhibited and screened his films in group and solo presentations internationally, and was also named a Turner Prize Bursary winner in 2020 for his moving image work, the destructors.

Musician, producer, DJ, and broadcaster Nabihah Iqbal made waves with a debut album on Ninja Tune, as well as with her nearly decade-long work of broadcasting on NTS and BBC, where she focuses on musical traditions and cultures without boundaries. Her interests in interdisciplinary and academic work see her involved in a dazzling array of commissioned projects, publications, and collaborations.

Originally trained as an architect, Paul Purgas is an artist and musician working with sound, performance, and installation. He is known as one-half of the electronic duo Emptyset. In recent years, Purgas has realised many exhibitions and performances, as well as documentary features for BBC Radio 3 that explore the history of experimental sound and spiritual philosophy in South Asia.

The concert takes place within the framework of We Found Our Own Reality, an multi-modal project that examines the cultural, political, and post-colonial echoes of South Asia’s avant-garde sonic pioneers, proposing an alternative reading of Modernist history that weaves together threads of the past with speculations of the future.

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Saturday, February 4
Doors: 6 pm / Start: 7 pm


CTM Festival and the We Found Our Own Reality programme are funded by the Berlin Senate Department for Culture and Europe. With the kind support of British Council.