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Jonah Bokaer Choreography presents "The Disappearance Portraits" at Cooper Hewitt

Jonah Bokaer Choreography presents "The Disappearance Portraits" at Cooper Hewitt


Jonah Bokaer Choreography


Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
2 E 91st St
New York, NY 10128


Thursday, August 24, 2017 - 6:00pm



Jonah Bokaer Choreography

The Disappearance Portraits at Cooper Hewitt 

Jonah Bokaer's The Disappearance Portraits, his only 2017 Solo work, is a live installation created in dialogue with Soundwalk Collective over many years of collaboration. The material contents focus on reverse migration in The Red Sea, a critical hypotenuse between Arab, African, and Middle Eastern neighbors.

In addressing trans-cultural migration and displacement issue in several iterative works over the years, Jonah Bokaer and Soundwalk have each attempted to distinguish migrants, from asylum seekers, from refugees, in a variety of specific geographical regions, calling attention to the changing landscape of the travel by sea, through choreography, and sound field recordings.

  • One-Time Only & Site-Specific
  • Solo Choreography & Design Elements by Jonah Bokaer
  • Following a special voyage to Ethiopia
  • All music composed and produced by Soundwalk Collective [Stephan Crasneanscki, Simone Merli, Kamran Sadeghi]. Bessarabia, from the album Transmissions, Dischi Fantom, 2017
  • Architectural Renovation and Landscaping by Diller Scofidio + Renfro, and Walter Hood
  • Natural Lighting by an August NYC Sunset!

Thursday, August 24th
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
The Arthur Ross Terrace & Garden
Entrance on 90th Street between Madison & Fifth Avenue

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