Prince Rama is sisters Taraka and Nimai Larson, who are currently based in Brooklyn, New York. They have lived in ashrams, worked for utopian architects, written manifestos, delivered lectures amidst pools of fake blood, and conducted group exorcisms disguised as VHS workouts. Their often unpredictable live shows incorporate elements of psychedelic ceremony, performance art, and dancefloor initiation rites. Discovered by Animal Collective’s Avey Tare in a Texas dive bar in 2010, they signed to the independent record label Paw Tracks shortly thereafter, and have since released six albums and toured on four continents. Prince Rama’s art has been exhibitedinternationally at the Whitney Museum of Art in New York, the Indianapolis Museum of Contemporary Art, and the MoMA PS1 VW Dome.
PRINCE RAMA - Top Ten Hits of the End of the World (excerpt of Guns of Dubai & Taohaus), archival inkjet and limited edition vinyl, 13 x 147 inches, 2015, edition of 3 + 2AP
Photography by Samantha Casolari