Saturday, September 17, 20117 pm - 9 pm
P.P.O.W. Gallery 535 West 22nd Street, 3rd floor
New York, New York(NEW YORK) - P.P.O.W. and the Create Art Today (C.A.T.) initiative, founded by P.P.O.W. Director Jamie Sterns, are proud to present Soliloquy III: UV Nile, a performance by multi-disciplinary artist JOSHUA SEIDNER and art collective BLVCK AMERICA.Organized by curator Joseph Whitt, "Soliloquy III" is the third installment in "Soliloquies," an invitational series that features collaborations between emerging and established talents in the worlds of film/video and performance art.UV Nile is an immersive, start-stop performance that draws connections between spiritualism, exoticism, false-idolatry and themes of tribal unity in 90's rave culture. The piece casts the gallery space as a house of worship, the performer as a high priest, and each spectator as a congregant. Throughout the night, Blvck America will project multiple layers of live video and sound to isolate the most escapist elements of contemporary nightlife. In response, Joshua Seidner, prompted by constant and intermittent siren interruptions, will borrow aspects of Egyptian initiation ritual and go-go worship to offer both himself and a younger apprentice as an objectified, mummy-wrapped, father-and-son of the cloth.All costuming will be created especially for this event by TELFAR.Slowly transforming a secular experience into one of mystical reverence, UV Nile uncovers often overlooked connections between nihilistic artifice and holy abandon that characterize much of underground club culture.UV Nile will begin promptly at 7pm. The performance will continue for a minimum of two hours and is open to the public.
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