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Okinum

November 04, 2022

Digital collage of Émilie Monnet, with long dark hair dressed in black, sitting and stroking a large beaver illustrated in orange and red. the entire background is bright blue, and the surface of the water has outlined irregular shapes in gradient shades of blue.

In this hypnotic monologue performance, Émilie Monnet interprets a recurring dream and transmits a message of empowerment to the audience. In Anishinaabemowin, the word “okinum” means “dam,” and the narrative of Monnet’s dream involves a […]

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afternow

November 03, 2022

nora chipaumire, wearing a white and black-patterned jumpsuit, thick black necklaces, white and black head covering, and white sneakers, looks into the camera. she sits on top of a high stack of wood stereo speakers, feet resting on top of a black speaker.

Loud, proud and militant, the latest from dance powerhouse nora chipaumire features the shitsoundsystem, a huge speaker setup custom-made for sonic maximalism. On it plays the artist’s new opera, Nehanda, a work named for an […]

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Lolling and Rolling

November 03, 2022

Jaha Koo, who has short black hair and is wearing glasses and a black T-shirt and headphones around his beck, is DJing. In the background is a video of green glitches.

Video, music and monologue come together as Jaha Koo takes on the absurdities of linguistic imperialism. The main subject is the South Korean phenomenon of tongue-tie surgery, a procedure that makes it easier for patients […]

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