TRISK PRESENTS... Aminah Ibrahim's "Under The Sun Rug"
Dirty, beat up lonesome apples.
The crazy crying out, moaning fruit of the jinn,
gathered together in sacrifice to the smoke that disappears at dusk, tripped up. Farther down the pastel painted pipes in remembrance
of every momentary lack of movement along the way.
Missed out, missing those times to come upon the tattered hems
that are only fleeing to actualize their piece of the whole.
This path is a transition unprepared, circumstances salty and crippled, where divination is dealt a rotten hand. In the clouds full of prayers, while I stall the growth of poison, return my mind to the heavens.
May 19 & 20, 2022
106 Calyer Street, Brooklyn, NY 11222 Enter on Banker Street
BROOKLYN, NY, April 18, 2022-- Trisk Presents Aminah Ibrahim’s Under the Sun Rug May 19 and 20th at 8pm. Under the Sun Rug is a theatrical performance artwork grounded in creative collaboration.
Rooted in the role of the Trickster in Native American and African American oral storytelling traditions, the performance centers AaaA, a mysterious being inspired by ancient Mesopotamian myth and Austronesian folklore. AaaA is gifted with the power of incantation, playful mischief, and form-giving creation, but has been banished long ago into the earth under the sea for an innocent enough misdeed. AaaA offers a dance of shadow, light, and song as a somewhat remorseful token so they may make their journey back to civilization. This work is an embodied contemplation towards freedom and abstraction to build portals for new mythologies, using the supernatural as metaphor for resistance, to reveal the power of expression, and importance of community to protect the earth’s vital force.
Tickets: $20 in advance / $25 at the door
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ABOUT THE ARTISTS:
Aminah Ibrahim (@tendermountain) is a Black American, Kuwaiti, and Indonesian artist and arts administrator, raised in Kuwait and based in NYC.
They explore the body as spiritual instrument through somatic movement, Austronesian cultures, and the blues. Inspired by the barzakh, described in the Qur’an as the barrier between sweet and salty water, mortal realm and spirit world, improvisation and meditative repetition are used to explore movement, finding space in flesh. Performances are rituals of offering for transformation, with custom garb and sound scores annotating this body language. Exploring the geographies of identity, other works are developed into video artworks and multimedia installations, investigating the struggle between an exposed surveillance and an abstracted self-censorship. New sculptural works-in-progress incorporate natural materials, found objects, clothing, chainmail, embroidery, and text.
Aminah has shown work at DUPLEX, Movement Research at Judson Church, Triskelion Arts, Abrons Art Center, JACK, Magenta Plains, and Wellcome Collection, UK. They have received an MA in Sound Art from London College of Communication, and BS in Media Communications from Syracuse University.
Opening musical performance by Mika Zhane (@mikazhane)
Music by musician, multidisciplinary artist, and filmmaker Sadie White (@sadiewh1te)
Curtain by Althea James (@theajames1), an artist, illustrator, painter, and arts educator, exploring ideas around gender, class, time and city living through collaborative projects as a way to navigate our rapidly shifting future.
Costume design by Tonya Huynh (@slimybutts), a fashion stylist and gua sha practitioner. Her creative practice is a collaboration in working with traditional medicine theories and the poetics of ‘wind’ (a delicate and informative entity) through breath and flow.
Photography by Fujio Emura (@fujioemura), an image-maker and art director currently living and working in New York.
Text in collaboration with John Wade, a reader and writer that is critically thinking about decolonization, fashion, architecture and spirituality. Contact: email@example.com
Photo by Fujio Emura @fujioemura
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