Crossing The Line Festival: Okwui Okpokwasili & Peter Born present "Before the whisper becomes the word"
Okwui Okpokwasili and Peter Born
Working across media and disciplines, Igbo-American artist Okpokwasili, in collaboration with Peter Born, has conceived a room-sized video installation, presented for the first time during the festival. Using their own footage, they explore themes of remembrance, community mourning and history in "Before the whisper becomes the word."
Exhibition opening is Wed 10/20 starting at 6pm followed by an artist talk at 7pm at the FIAF Gallery (22 E 60 St). The installation will be on view 10/20 - 11/6.
In addition, Okwui Okpokwasili and Peter Born’s “On the way, undone” will run at the Weeksville Heritage Center (158 Buffalo Ave) in Brooklyn. Performances are at 7:30pm on Thu 10/21, Fri 10/22 and Sat 10/23.
In “On the way, undone,” Okpokwasili and Born have designed an in-situ work that blends genres and media. Four performers manifest a polyphonic chorus wearing sculptural headdresses that recall traditional West African hairstyles, exploring a sonic entanglement that summons the past to envision the future.
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