Sam Ashley

Sam Ashley 
In collaboration with SFCA [iSAW+SUBTROPICS]
Dates: August 5 – August 18, 2016

Sam Ashley has devoted his life to the development of an experimental, non-religious mysticism, one rooted in a “find out for yourself” attitude, an attitude that he advocates in direct opposition to so many traditions. He has been a modern-day witch-doctor for more than 45 years.

For almost four decades Sam has been using this mysticism in the creation of music and art. His pieces are mostly about luck, hallucination and coincidence. Usually they include direct presentations of magic events, objects or phenomena. Sam’s sound art work is frequently about finding ways to amplify imaginary sound. Sam’s performed pieces often feature the use of authentic spirit possession, a phenomenon he has been working with for more than 30 years. All of what Sam does relates directly to trance.

Sam Ashley offers simple windows onto things that occur in-between the real world and whatever transcends it.

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