6/06/2011

Hisham Akira Bharoocha

"Since I grew up in Tokyo I feel emotionally affected by what has happened with the earthquake and tsunami and hope that this contribution will help all the people in need.  I hope this project creates awareness about the destruction of our planet, and the repercussions we must face if we keep moving forward as we have. The planet is not happy with the way we have been treating it, and it is telling us that we must make some major changes or we will only be a brief bleep in the history of the planet.  Please share any information you have on environmental issues so we can have a habitable planet for future generations to come. I am sending love to everyone who was directly affected by this catastrophe and all who have helped by buying products from this site. Your contribution will make a difference in these peoples’ lives. "

- Hisham Akira Bharoocha



Hisham Akira Bharoocha is an visual artist/musician/photographer currently based in Brooklyn, New York. Bharoocha has had solo exhibitions of his work at D'Amelio Terras gallery (New York), Vleeshal (The Netherlands) as well as having been in numerous group exhibitions at galleries such as Deitch Projects, John Connelly Presents, and Yerba Buena Center for the Arts. His work has been published in Art Forum, V, i-D, Flaunt, Tokion, Studio Voice and Blend among others. Bharoocha's band Soft Circle released a new album called 'Shore Obsessed' in December 2010 on PPM.  In addition to his work as Soft Circle, Bharoocha is known for his involvement as musical director of the now-legendary 77 BOADRUM performance, a musical composition conceived by Boredoms that involved 77 drummers playing their kits in a spiral formation at Empire–Fulton Ferry State Park on July 7, 2007. Bharoocha was also the musical director for the 88 BOADRUM performances that both took place on August 8, 2008, with 88 drummers performing with Boredoms in Los Angeles and 88 drummers playing with Gang Gang Dance in New York City. Since then, Bharoocha has participated with Boredoms on all BOADRUM performances since 2007 and now performs as a current member of Boredoms and has toured the world with them.  He is also the art director for the sunglasses line Phosphorescence. 


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