Workshop with Aliaskar Abarkas

‘Sonanced Bodies’

Presented by APSARA

Workshop 18th 5-8pm. Saint Cyprian’s Church, Glentworth St, London NW1 6AX

If Body, LOCALES, Rome 2024. Photo by: Davide Palmieri

Apsara Studio and Beatrice Hasell-McCosh invite artist Aliaskar Abarkas to facilitate a workshop in response to the context of ‘andante’ at St.Cyprian’s Church as a site of sonic and somatic exploration.

Beatrice Hasell-McCosh’s paintings, inspired by the world of plants, depict multiple worlds, one layered atop the other. Overlapping with compositional senses of survival, care and tender play, they explore the cyclicality of the natural world.

Similarly, Aliaskar will invite participants to join him in abstracting the elements of the space, transitioning individual sounds into a collective experience. Together with the participants, Aliaskar will use the spatial arrangement of bodies in the space to compose a soundscape and engage in an exercise of visually scoring the composition with the participants.

The workshop is limited to 25 people. Please book through the Eventbrite link Come and be part of our immersive sonic and sensory workshop!

Date: Thursday 18th July

Time: 5-8pm

Location: St.Cyprian’s Church, Glentworth St, London NW1 6AX

Aliaskar Abarkas, CAPC, Academie des Mutantes, Bordeaux 2024. Photo by: Arthur Pequin

Aliaskar Abarkas is a London-based artist and writer. Committed to alternative and communal art education, he employs a choreographic and sonic approach to facilitate the dynamic interplay between individuals, guiding a transition from isolated experiences to collective expressions. Through strategic engagement with institutional infrastructures, he proposes and tests methodologies that reimagine the open contexts within which his practice evolves and circulates, resulting in contingent shifts in the dimensions of ideas and material forms. In projects like All The Whistlers, Aliaskar collaborates with diverse creative networks and participants, documenting the process leading to musical compositions, visuals, and performances.

Aliaskar Abarkas holds a fellowship at Sadler’s Wells/Rose Choreographic School (London, 2024-26). He was an associate artist at Castro (Italy), Open School East (UK), the Institute of Postnatural Studies (Spain), Rupert (Lithuania), and Syllabus V (UK). Aliaskar holds a BFA and MA in Fine Arts and Theory of Art from the University of Tehran and Goldsmiths, University of London. He was a recipient of an Arts Council England Project Grant. Most recently, his work has been showcased at CAPC Bordeaux, LOCALES Rome, The Barbican Centre, among others.