Tuning Frequencies by Hisham Akira Bharoocha
Wednesday 22 May – Wednesday 13 May, 2020
Hisham Akira Bharoocha explores sound in all its permutations in the Elsewhere Courtyard and Loft bathroom.
We've invited Hisham Akira Bharoocha to create a mural for the Elsewhere courtyard entitled 'Tuning Frequencies'
This piece acts as a visual representation of sounds finding their place in a composition, enjoying casual conversations as they dance along, until each sound finds the right frequencies to dance with, to carry on with until the next song or piece comes along. Tuning Frequencies can be seen as an analogy to one's experience in a music venue. You show up at the venue with friends, feel the music, possibly meet someone new, have a casual conversation which could lead to a deeper connection or be fleeting as sound is in the air.
In the loft bathroom, experience Bharoocha's untitled sound installation.
What goes through your mind when you take a break from the music blaring from the stage at a show for a moment of quiet in the restroom or you step outside to get some air? Occasionally you run into a friend and catch up quickly before heading back out into the veil of sound pouring out off the speakers. This 30 minute looped sound and word piece was created as yet another voice to bounce your thoughts off of while in a space of contemplation.
Hisham Akira Bharoocha is a multimedia artist based in Brooklyn, New York, and represented by Snow Contemporary (Tokyo). Bharoocha works in various mediums, creating large-scale murals, paintings, drawings, collages, sound-installation work, and performances. Bharoocha has had solo exhibitions at Snow Contemporary (Tokyo), Ginza Mitsukoshi (Tokyo), D’Amelio Terras (New York), and De Vleeshal (Netherlands), among others. His work has been published in Artforum, Nowness, i-D, V, and Flaunt Magazine. In addition to being a founding member of the experimental rock group Black Dice, Bharoocha has performed in many bands touring the world, such as Pixeltan, Soft Circle, IIII, 41 Strings featuring Nick Zinner, and Boredoms. He is currently in the band Kill Alters who are currently working on a new album.