THROUGH THE KĀLI EROS \ immersive performance in installation

Against a hypnotic score drawn from Hindustani classical music layered with tones of prolonged echoed narrations in gibberish and live instrumental music, the work interlaces a myriad of haunting gestures and fluctuating movements as acts, interspersed with a film projected on suspended painted surfaces. These performance acts are fragmented in nature and unfold on cracked mud and dirt ground within Knockdown Centers large industrial space. Reflecting on a chapter in the 12th century Sanskrit tome Manasollasà that addresses the nature of dance, the work attends to realities of the post-colonial world through a relationship between abstraction and representation.

At Knockdown Center , Brooklyn, NY

Kuldeep Singh on concept, installation design and movement

Cole Highnam on movement

Jeffrey Grunthaner on electric guitar drone

Harsh Shah on sitar

image courtesy - Zhiyuan Yang