AMRA is an audio visual collaboration between Imran Perretta and Paul Purgas.
Headlining an evening of experimental music and spoken performance, the artists present a live performance incorporating electronic sound and analogue media, addressing South Asian identity, diasporic echoes and archival disruption.
Presented in partnership with Qu Junktions.
Imran Perretta (b. 1988, London) lives and works in London. Encompassing moving-image, sound, performance and poetry, Perretta’s work explores ideas of biopower, marginality and the (de)construction of cultural histories.Perretta is a graduate of the Slade School of Fine Art, University College London (2014) Recent exhibitions include 15 Days, Jerwood Space, London (2018); Mene Mene Tekel Parsin, Wysing Arts Centre, Cambridge (2017); it wasn’t a crash, in the usual sense, Arcadia Missa, London (2016); 5 percent, Copenhagen Art Week, Denmark; and Devotions, MOT International Project Space, London (both 2015). Perretta was selected for Bloomberg New Contemporaries, World Museum, Liverpool and ICA, London (2014–15). In 2016, Perretta presented Pale News, a performance devised in collaboration with artist Milo van der Maaden and members from the PoC and LGBTQ communities in East London, as part of Chisenhale Gallery’s 21st Century programme of performances and events.
Paul Purgas is a multidisciplinary artist working with sound, performance and installation. He has presented projects with Wysing Arts Centre, Tate Modern and Serpentine Gallery, and curated performance programmes with Spike Island, De La Warr Pavilion and Arnolfini. Paul is also one half of Emptyset, a London/Berlin based production project with James Ginzburg.