Jul 11, 2019 | 8:00 PM | Thursday

Thu Jul 11, 8:00 PM - Thu Jul 11, 11:00 PM
22 Boerum Place, Brooklyn, NY 11201

Community: Downtown Brooklyn



"Fast Forward to Silence" is the second in a series of rituals that excavate connections between the five elements of nature in Anakwe’s development of a sensorial, diasporic healing practice.

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Thursday, July 11th, Rena Anakwe continues her 2019 residency with the premiere of "Fast Forward to Silence," an immersive sound and body collage that honors the air around us. Focusing on shifting sequences that deviate between the minute and the rigorous, the piece explores the duality that air possesses, when in motion and in stillness, through a duet with collaborator Jonathan González (artist/performer) and lighting design by Kelley Shih.

These rituals take into consideration a holistic approach to blending analog and digital creative technologies with spirituality.

Rena Anakwe is an interdisciplinary artist and performer working primarily with sound, visuals, and scent. Exploring intersections between traditional healing practices, spirituality and performance, she creates works focused on sensory-based, experiential interactions using creative technology. She is based in Brooklyn, New York by way of Nigeria and Canada. Rena is a graduate of: the Interactive Telecommunications Program (iTP) at New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts (MPS), The Actors Studio Drama School at Pace University (MFA) and New York University’s Leonard N. Stern School of Business (BS.) She is a 2019 ISSUE Project Room Artist-in-Residence, a 2019 Abrons Arts Center (AAC) Sound Series commissioned artist, a 2018 Signal Culture Artist-in-Residence and has collaborated, produced and shown audio/visual/scent work at: ISSUE Project Room (NYC), NY Live Arts, Nublu 151 (NYC), Pioneer Works (NYC), Montez Press Radio @ Mathew Gallery (NYC), H0L0 (NYC), Mount Tremper Arts (NY), Green Space (NYC), Le Poisson Rouge (NYC), La MaMa E.T.C. (NYC), Danspace Project (NYC), MAD Museum of Arts and Design (NYC), TCC Chicago (CHI), MINKA [BAX/Submerge] (NYC), Knockdown Center (NYC), NY Art Book Fair, MoMA PS1(NYC), Les Nubians ‘Up Close & Personal’ Tour (VARIOUS), The Tank (NYC), CTM Festival (GER), the Museum of the Moving Image (NYC), Europe’s Capital of Culture in Turku (FI.) And was a guest curator for Knockdown Center’s ‘Sunday Service.’

Jonathan González is in the process of making performance and materials of different media for the purpose of performance. Their work, ZERO, based on the architecture and slave trafficking practi

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