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