Join guest curator Christine Eyene for a tour of All Of Us Have A Sense Of Rhythm the eighth Curators’ Series at DRAF.
All Of Us Have A Sense Of Rhythm presents Eyene’s original research into rhythmic sources in material and immaterial productions within African traditional and contemporary cultures. The first exploration of this essential lineage, the exhibition encompasses dance, avant-garde composition, subcultures, popular music and rhythmic video editing from the twentieth century to the present day.
In this tour Eyene will discuss her research including Senghor’s writings on rhythm, Cameroon’s percussive Bikutsi music, and traces of the often-overlooked collaborations of modernist composer John Cage with African-American choreographers. She will also introduce contemporary pieces by artists exploring territories of hybridized cultures from the aesthetic of African masks in Zak Ové’s hi-fi sculptures, the sampling and remixing of Highlife music by Larry Achiampong, to popular dance subcultures assimilating black music in England such as Northern Soul revisited by William Titley’s sound piece and drum’nbass in Evan Ifekoya’s video.
In addition to the video and sound pieces in the exhibition, the presentation will include a preview of the latest developments of Michel Paysant’s VOX SILENTII (Eye Composing), 2010-2015, the new commission co-produced with the Nouveau Musée National de Monaco, with an animation and musical interpretation of the artist’s eye movements, a collaboration with French composer Siegfried Canto.
All Of Us Have A Sense Of Rhythm
Curator’s tour with Christine Eyene
Saturday 13 June 16:00 -17:00
Opening Times: Thu—Sat, 12 - 6 pm
Tue—Wed by Appointment