Nwando Ebizie | ‘MAKE’ Slate Commission

"I’m looking forward to creating a piece of work that reaches the intersections of black and neurodiverseartists - positing a vision of the future wherein a spectrum of shared realities are created and recreated in the artistic space."

Nwando Ebizie is a multidisciplinary artist whose work often investigates the contradictions of identity found in projected personas, the formation of mythopoeia, and the transcendence of ecstatic group ritual.

"If Nwando appears to be unlike any other artist, it’s because she’s not. The musician, producer, dancer, DJ and performance artist is more like a renaissance woman whose experimental presentations have dazzled audiences not only in theatres but have also captured the ears of tastemakers like Gilles Peterson."
- Colorising


20 Minutes of Action
Commissioned by Eclipse and HOME as part of Slate: Black. Arts. World.

A traumatic experience may not last long, but what happens if a survivor keeps reliving it – not just psychologically but also in everlasting afterimages caused by a rare neurological condition?

20 Minutes of Action is an installation piece including elements of live performance and curated activity centred around the neurological condition Visual Snow (VS). Inspired by psycho-dramatic retellings of European and African folktales and rituals, it draws on in-depth research into perceptual disorders.

The installation will create an immersive environment using music Nwando has composed (supported by PRS Foundation), interactive AR technology and physical set. Nwando will perform a conceptual ritual dance piece in the space based on the neural activity scientists believe may cause VS.

Audiences can also expect talks, public experiments on the neuroscience of perception and workshops alongside other creative happenings.  

Key dates:
Performances at HOME Mcr: 12 - 14 Jan, as part of PUSH

Follow Nwando:
Twitter: @nwando
Facebook: /NwandoEbizie

Visit Nwando’s website:
www.nwandoebizie.com


20 Minutes of Action will tour to UK gallery spaces in Spring 2019. Nwando will be looking for a Production Manager, Stage Manager and a Website Designer – these roles will be advertised on the Eclipse website. Nwando is also interested in talking to Black neurodiverse artists who are interested in collaboration and people with VS who would like to be involved in the project.

If you want to find out more information or have any questions about Nwando or 20 Minutes of Action, you can get in touch with the Slate Enabler supporting the commission, Afshan D'souza-Lodhi - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

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Nwando Ebizie | ‘MAKE’ Slate Commission