Category Archives: PERFORMANCE

JAAMIL OLAWALE KOSOKO — CHAMELEON

Jaamil Olawale Kosoko’s CHAMELEON (THE LIVING INSTALLMENTS)—the online response to the postponement of Chameleon: A Biomythography—will include the livestream world premiere of Stank from Chameleon: A Visual Album, a Somatic Healing session with Michelle Boulé, and, to close the presentation, a performance of The Hold, with music by Everett-Asis Saunders.

The event will also feature conversations with Kosoko and Ebony Noelle Golden, Bill T. Jones, Ashon Crawley, Autumn Knight, and Ni’ja Whitson.

CHAMELEON (THE LIVING INSTALLMENTS) is a co-production of the Curtis R. Priem Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center (EMPAC) at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and New York Live Arts.

See links below for schedule and streaming details.

JAAMIL OLAWALE KOSOKO—CHAMELEON (THE LIVING INSTALLMENTS)

Wednesday, April 22.

From 8 am on the West Coast; 11 am East Coast.

Link to Kosoko’s recent podcast season of American Chameleon as well.

Jaamil Olawale Kosoko, from top: Chameleon: A Biomythography in performance, photograph by Sara Griffith; Chameleon: A Biomythography in performance, photograph by Michael Valiquette; Kosoko, photograph by Erik Carter; Chameleon: A Biomythography in performance, photograph by Griffith; Kosoko, photograph by Carter. Images courtesy and © the artist, the photographers, and EMPAC.

IMAGES FESTIVAL 2020

Toronto’s IMAGES FESTIVAL is live streaming a selection of their 2020 festival online—new works as well as artist conversations.

This year’s participants include Tiara Roxanne, Silvia Kolbowski, Julia Feyrer, Skawennati, Tulapop Saenjaroen, Madeleine Hunt-Ehrlich, Patrick Staff, Morgan Quaintance, Simon Liu, Cheng-Hsu Chung, Yashaswini Raghunandan, Ben Rivers, and individual and joint works by the COUSIN collective (Sky Hopinka, Adam Khalil, Alexandra Lazarowich, and Adam Piron).

See link below for schedule.

IMAGES FESTIVAL 2020

April 16 through 22.

Toronto.

Images Festival 2020, from top: Tiara Roxanne, photograph by Charlotte de Bekker; Julia Feyrer, Irregular Time Signatures, 2011; Patrick Staff, The Prince of Homburg, 2019; Morgan Quaintance, South, 2020; Skawennati, TimeTraveller™, 2008–2013; Simon Liu, Signal 8, 2019; Madeleine Hunt-Ehrlich, Spit on the Broom, 2019; Silvia Kolbowski, That Monster: An Allegory, 2018; Cheng-Hsu Chung, Adorable, 2019; Tulapop Saenjaroen, People On Sunday, 2020; image courtesy of Cousin; Yashaswini Raghunandan, That Cloud Never Left, 2019; Ricarda Roggan, Weimar 3, 2017, C-print, brome silver gelatin, from the series Apparate, 2015–2018; Ben Rivers, Now, At Last!, 2018. Images courtesy and © the artists, photographers, and Images Festival.

SWEET LAND — A NEW OPERA BY THE INDUSTRY

The Industry’s acclaimed, suspended production of the opera SWEET LAND—composed by Raven Chacon and Du Yun, with a libretto by Aja Couchois Duncan and Douglas Kearney—is available now to stream anytime.

Co-directed by Yuval Sharon and costume designer Cannupa Hanska Luger, SWEET LAND is a “grotesque historical pageant that disrupts the dominant narrative of American identity. Starting as a procession through Los Angeles State Historic ParkSWEET LAND becomes an opera that erases itself.”*

See link below for streaming details.

SWEET LAND—A NEW OPERA BY THE INDUSTRY*

Raven Chacon, Du Yun, Aja Couchois Duncan, and Douglas Kearney, Sweet Land, production photos by Casey Kringlen, Los Angeles State Historical Park, February, 2020. Images courtesy and © the artists, the actors, the photographer, and The Industry.

FULL PINK MOON — OPERA POVERA IN QUARANTINE

Experience and participate in FULL PINK MOON—OPERA POVERA IN QUARANTINE—a livestream durational opera with a score comprised of Pauline Oliveros’ composition The Lunar Opera: Deep Listening for _Tunes, with an original libretto and story by IONE.

The event is a fundraiser for the Equal Sound Corona Relief Fund, which is raising money to help musicians financially affected by the Covid-19 pandemic.

Over 250 artists are expected to join together for this event—a call to arms to the community to harness livestream technology in this time of crisis. To participate, sign in here.

There will also be a livestream pre-event discussion with artists and musicians, including Ron AtheyGeorge Lewis, and Sean Griffin.

Full Pink Moon is co-sponsored by the University of Chicago’s Gray Center for Arts & Inquiry and California Institute of the Arts.

FULL PINK MOON—OPERA POVERA IN QUARANTINE

Tuesday, April 7.

Pre-opera discussion

5 pm on the West Coast; 8 pm East Coast.

Opera performance

6 pm to midnight on the West Coast; 9 pm to 1 am East Coast.

From top: Sean Griffin, Dramaturgical Sketch 1 for Full Pink Moon, courtesy and © the artist and Opera Povera; Pauline Oliveros; poster courtesy and © Opera Povera; Griffin, Dramaturgical Sketch 2 for Full Pink Moon, courtesy and © the artist and Opera Povera.

BRYAN FERRY AT ALBERT HALL

[The solo album covers] aren’t cynical renditions at all. If you read great writers you find that their language has layers, double meanings. You take a great song and you can transform it, add some sort of twist to it…

It’s not a question of hiding behind masks. I’m very much myself all the time. I’m not that good an actor, I couldn’t pull it off, I don’t know… everybody’s very complex. You can move in different directions. Have an adventure with yourself…

I’ve drawn most of my inspiration from the cinema. I’m interested in fantasy, things which are slightly unreal. Like the album cover of Another Time, Another Place. It’s a very bleak kind of cover, it tells a story. It has a sort of Last Year at Marienbad feeling. — Bryan Ferry

To mark the release of his live album BRYAN FERRY LIVE AT THE ROYAL ALBERT HALL 1974, the singer-songwriter and Roxy Music founder returns to the venue this week for a pair of concerts.

BRYAN FERRY

Wednesday and Friday, March 11 and 13. Doors at 6:45 pm.

Royal Albert Hall

Kensington Gore, South Kensington, London

Bryan Ferry, photographs, letters, and album covers related to the 1974 solo concert at the Royal Albert Hall and the early days of Roxy Music, including tea in Paris with Salvador Dalí in 1973. Below, photograph from recent solo tour. Images courtesy and © the artist, his record companies, the photographers, and E. G. Management.