An Evening with DonChristian
Part of Platform 2016: A Body in Places
Platform curators Judy Hussie-Taylor, Lydia Bell, and Eiko have invited artists from other disciplines to respond to three of Eiko’s artistic concerns: 1) the relationship of a body to a place; 2) artist as wanderer; 3) how we bear witness to change. The guests’ artistic responses are presented alongside Eiko’s Church Installation.
5:30pm – Doors open for Installation by Eiko
Eiko will install images, objects, and videos of past performances on Tuesday evenings throughout the Platform. The installation will accumulate, and evolve weekly. Lighting created in collaboration with Kathy Kaufmann.
7pm – One-Night-Only Performance by DonChristian
“Don Christian makes music with a sense of tactful drama, timeless…it defies absurdity.” – Noisey
“…glides in on a beat from Suicideyear and fuses neo-soul and smoky, post-A$AP rapping seamlessly.” – Vogue.com
Lydia Bell and guest curator Shin Otake have invited rapper, R&B singer, and multimedia artist DonChristian to create a new composition inspired by Eiko and drawing from “the culture of violence in America” and “notions of hypermasculinity with regard to the black male body.”
Jones’ performance will be followed by a conversation with Lydia Bell, Shin Otake, and Eiko about the role of performance in addressing violence, anger, and identity.