CounterCurrent Festival 2015: I perceive the other and lose myself by Sofia Cordova and Autumn Knight
Montrose gallery She Works Flexible pairs artists Sofia Cordova and Autumn Knight in I perceive the other and lose myself, an exploration of erasure, memory, laughter and survival explored through multimedia installations and a series of accompanying performances.
San Francisco-based multimedia performance artist Sofia Cordova creates mesmerizing and intimate performances that captivate the audience with the sensual nature of what she is conjuring on stage and the apocalyptic nature of the story told. In this new work, performing from behind a screen mimicking the sail of a ship, Cordova (performing as La Propheta) will dance and sing tale of humanity's destiny 1000 years in the future.
Houston-based performance artist Autumn Knight, whose poetic and viscerally engaging multimedia work enthralls with honesty and power, creates a collaborative multimedia structure to explore the relationship between stand-up comedy and music in Black American artistic and entertainment traditions. Through stand-up performances, lectures, cinema and an interdisciplinary presentation of sound art, Knight takes us on a fascinating tour of the Black American economies of survival. Drawing on the rich history of vaudeville acts, the political usages of African-American comedy, music and contemporary pop culture crossovers, Knight will work with two sound designers and DJs — Philadelphia-based Mekeva McNeil and Houston's own Jason Woods (Flash Gordon Parks) — to create a one of a kind sonic experience. Knight will have events during the run of the show at the gallery.
On view April 15-19.
Sofia Cordova will perform Echoes of A Tumbling Throne (Odas Al Fin De Los Tiempos) Test #4 on April 15, 7 p.m.
Autumn Knight will perform Keep Some Sun on Your Face on April 17, 7 p.m.