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Akin to the Hurricane
Sound Performance
2018-Current

 

Akin to the Hurricane is a continuous iterative series of performances, that began in Spring 2018. Initially it started off as an Instagram/Facebook live take over then later progressed into a series of impromptu sound performances. This work is largely influenced by the aftermath of Hurricane Maria and Octavia Butler's Parable of the Sower Diptych, these iterations utilize the symbolic space of the Hurricane to practice autonomy in the ways in which we conduct change. Whether that be mark making or sonic disruption, this body of work is primarily interested in questioning sovereignty and belonging

Iteration 07

Rhubarb Performance Festival

 In collaboration with Callum Magnum

2022

In my most recent iteration at the Rhubarb Performance Festival I collaborated with producer and sound artist Callum Magnum also know as DJ gender fluid. Throughout my art practice I interrogate the impossible complex that exist within the hyper-visibility and invisibility of the Black body. While utilizing the aesthetics of Carnival this work generally takes on a satirical approach to undermine this impossible complex. The invisibility of the masquerade and the hyper-visibility of its spectacle allows for a necessary subversion to really de-materializes this dichotomy. 

 

Documenting this performance was quite difficult as the performance is only illuminated by a crescendo of strobe lights that climax towards end. The revelation that the strobes enact produce a still image from an otherwise nearly invisible performance. 

Iteration 06

Fire Island Juneteenth Inaugural Celebration

 In this simple, maybe more poetic iteration  I lay my weight in sand along the boardwalk of Cherry Grove

This is a silent iteration

2021

(No video documentation)

Iteration 05

Eclipsing Performance Festival

2019

In collaboration with Hijo Prodigo

(No video documentation)

Iteration 04

ACRE 

Steuben, Wisconsin

2018

In collaboration with Sharmi Basu

Iteration 02

Humboldt Park

North Ave Island

2018

Iteration 03

Grant Park

2018

Iteration 01

Facebook Live

Instagram Live

2018