contact: s@a-soma.com

A-Soma studied fine art at Kingston College of Art, becoming involved with mixed media, installation, photography, performance art, film and video. He went on to make experimental 16mm films for which he received Arts Council funding. His films have been shown at The Berlin Film Festival and The Paris Biennale. In 1982 his interest in probing the artifice of consensus reality and identity led him to change his birth name by deed-poll to A-Soma (a body). He went on to work with sound and words releasing the experimental vinyl album, Last One Out Turns Off The Lights in 1989, with a vocal contribution from Eve Libertine of Crass and performed at the ICA and Richard Demarco Gallery Edinburgh - made soundtracks for Channel 4 shorts and written film scripts, including the animation film Expelling The Demon with voices by Steven Berkoff and Lyndsay Duncan and music by Nick Cave - wrote and directed the short film Coughs & Codes, shown at the Raindance Festival in 2003. In 1999 he released the CD album Nothing Comes To Mind and in 2009 the CD album Dark In Space. He has played guitar in 46000 Fibres and Fluxus poet John Plant's band Diary.