Conversations Without Walls: Samita Sinha & Cecilia Vicuña
Livestream: Saturday, October 10 at 12pm ET
YouTube link will also be sent to registrants on Saturday morning prior to the livestream, and will be posted on our website, Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter (@DanspaceProject)
Samita Sinha and Cecilia Vicuña are longtime friends with shared artistic and political sensibilities. Their conversation will be an improvised exchange acknowledging our current global crisis and pulling from their decades-long practices of improvisation, sound, song, healing, and poetics.
The CWW digital series are pre-recorded and will be streamed on YouTube and archived on the Danspace Project online Journal. More about Conversations Without Walls
Accessibility: This program will be captioned.
Cecilia Vicuña is a poet, artist, filmmaker and activist. Her work addresses pressing concerns of the modern world, including ecological destruction, human rights, and cultural homogenization. Born and raised in Santiago de Chile, she has been in exile since the early 1970s, after the military coup against elected president Salvador Allende. The author of 25 art and poetry books, her works are included in museum collections such as the Tate London, MoMA New York, Guggenheim Museum, Museo de Arte Contemporaìneo de Chile, Museo de Arte de Lima, and Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes de Santiago de Chile.
Samita Sinha is an artist and composer who synthesizes Hindustani classical and Bengali Baul folk vocal traditions and embodied energetic practices “to create a decolonized, bodily, multivalent language of vibration and transformation.” Sinha’s works have been commissioned by Asia Society, Performance Space 122 and Invisible Dog Art Center, Danspace Project, Rubin Museum, Queens Museum, Gibney Dance, and Onassis Foundation, and presented by The Kitchen, Wexner Center for the Arts, REDCAT, PICA, National Sawdust, and others.