Akil Ahamat uses video, sound, text, performance and installation to examine online and consumer cultures as well as how they effect and shape subjectivity. Ahamat’s work is primarily by research into Autonomous Sensory Meridian Response (ASMR) and the translation of its aesthetics of intimacy into public space. The intimate aural space created by Ahamat thrusts the audience’s body into close virtual proximity with their own. Within the public context of the gallery, this forced intimacy becomes a gently disarming platform for Ahamat to discuss the formation of their own identity through various media.
The Sonic Shower uses a transducer and the resonant body of the curved glass to amplify electronic sound, mimicking the privacy and therapeutic effects of a domestic shower sound for times of water scarcity. a world that breathes out is an installation made up of the remnants of an abandoned and eroded Sonic Shower.