| Wura-Natasha Ogunji
Visual performance installation of movements based on deep knowledge and body memory.
July 25 - August 1, 2009
Friday, July 31, 2009, 7 - 10 pm
Friday, July 31, 8:00pm at Diaspora Vibe Gallery
Presented during the opening reception.
August 1, Saturday, 2-4pm
Audition Call: looking for black women performers, dancers, artists, community members, singers, writers to participate in Soundings, a new performance work by artist Wura-Natasha Ogunji.
Auditions will be held on Thursday, July 23 6-9pm and Friday, July 24.
Practice will take place: Monday, July 27, Wednesday, July 29 and Thursday, July 30
Performers will participate in a series of workshops beginning Saturday, July 25 in preparation for the public performance on Friday, July 31 at the gallery.
For more information or to schedule an audition contact:
Soundings is a public performance installation through which black women develop and choreograph movements based on deep knowledge and body memory. Working with bundles of thread, called ‘fathoms’ performers create language for how black female bodies move in the world. "Soundings" is designed to happen in multiple African-Diasporic locations including Brazil, Haiti, Dominican Republic, Nigeria, and the United States - is a visual record of these recurrences and repetitions over time, space, and geography. It is at once live performance and filmic projection as each reiteration of Soundings is recorded to become part of a multi-channel video. This documentation reveals the connection, dissonance and syncopation of power and knowledge as located in the black body.
Wura-Natasha Ogunji will create Soundings as part of an artist residency at Diaspora Vibe Gallery and Diaspora Vibe Cultural Arts Incubator, Inc, sponsored by the Visual Artists Network and the National Performance Network funded by The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts and the Joan Mitchell Foundation.
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