From now through March, the Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA) is hosting a series of improvisatory performances titled Endless Shout. Endless Shout is a multi–artist performance project “exploring collectivity and improvisation.” The six participants are Raul de Nieves, Danielle Goldman, George Lewis, Fred Moten, The Otolith Group and taisha paggett, all practitioners of different forms and styles of performance arts.
Raul de Nieves is an award winning multi–media artist, performer and musician whose work has been featured in numerous exhibitions around the world, including at the MoMA. He is known for his “highly theatrical musical performances” as well as sculptures, elaborate garments and vibrant colors in his visual art. His next upcoming performance is The Way and the Body, a performance in seven acts at the ICA on November 9 at 6:30 p.m. in which he collaborates with two other artists, Micki Pellerano and Monica Mierabile.
Danielle Goldman is an associate professor of Critical Dance Studies at the New School in New York City. She is known for her improvisational and scholastic approach to dance. In her studies, she links improvisational dance to the concepts of freedom and constraint. She has been published in numerous academic publications including the Oxford Handbook of Critical Improvisational Studies, and she has also appeared in numerous dance performances throughout her career.
Fred Moten is a poet and professor at UC Riverside, and he was recognized as a “New American Poet” in 2009 by the Poetry Society of America. His poetry and studies focus on numerous themes including performance, critical theory and black art and social life. He has published numerous scholarly articles and books, as well as numerous books of poetry.
The Otolith Group is comprised of Anjalika Sagar and Kodwo Eshun, London–based artists who work with “moving image, the sonic, and the photographic to invent mods of narration that articulate conditions of futurity, mutation, abstraction, and mediality.” (Ed. note: It’s just mind–blowingly sick.) They’ve exhibited all around the world, and have worked on really experimental and pioneering projects when not working together as well.