Soap Opera, HARIBO, 2016, Institute of Contemporary Art. Photo by Christopher Andrew McDonald.
As part of the Institute of Contemporary Art's ongoing interdisciplinary project Endless Shout, multimedia artist and designer Raúl de Nieves presents a series of performances. Based in Brooklyn, de Nieves is known for his theatrical live performance and visual works that span the disciplines of sculpture, painting, music, and theater.
Endless Shout is a multi-artist project examining the role of performance in museum spaces. Over the course of six months, six artists—designer Raúl de Nieves, dancer Danielle Goldman, choreographer taisha paggett, composer George Lewis, poet Fred Moten, and artist collective The Otolith Group—collaborate on an experimental series of dance, music, poetry, multi-media installations, and interactive programs. The project addresses questions about how, why, and where performance can occur, and whose voices are represented within cultural spaces.
See below for a schedule of related events:
The Way and the Body
November 9 at 6:30 p.m.
A performance in seven acts by Raúl de Nieves, Micki Pellerano, and Monica Mirabile, presented in collaboration with Sigrid Lauren, Tara-Jo Tashna, and Kathleen Dycaico, and narrated by Chiara Fumai.
If I'm not dead then why did you bury me
November 10 at 5:30 p.m.
Performance artist Jake Dibeler grapples with pop culture, the body, death, and humor in this one-man show.
November 11 at 12:00 p.m.
Raúl de Nieves presents his performance piece The Fly.
Mother of Vinegar: 2nd Sequence
November 12 at 4:00 p.m.
New York-based performance artist Whitney Vangrin presents her performance piece Mother of Vinegar: 2nd Sequence.
Ceremonial Metal of Alien Exits
November 13 at 4:00 p.m.
Raúl de Nieves and musician Erik Zajaceskowski, performing as the duo Somos Montros, present the performance work Ceremonial Metal of Alien Exits.
November 13 at 6:00 p.m.
The performance group HARIBO, comprised of Raúl de Nieves, Jessie Stead, and Nathan Whipple, presents the operetta Soap Opera, blending punk, pop, and opera in a cross-genre live show.