Quinquennial

A digital performance piece that attempts to winnow Arien's previous works, grounded in the realities of their life as a performance artist.

Lead Artist:

Collaborators:

Arien Wilkerson / Tnmot Aztro

Arien Wilkerson, Noah Michael Smith, Domenic Pellegrini, Hilton Plamer, Kevin Hernandez Rosa

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Monday, 25 October 2021

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Foraging itself from out of the ashes of 5 years, Quinquennial is a digital performance piece that attempts to winnow my previous works, leading viewers towards the unforsaken and parallel realities of my life as a performance artist. With materiality from works created from 2017 till 2021 ending with a new solo choreographed specifically for the Prelude Festival. The work deals with how to see yourself, while aging within your body, and how your previous works allow you to process and re-canon the qualities within your personal artistic choices. The work is airy, dreamy, direct, sharp, cunning and esemplastic. Shape shifting from one section to the next this work was made in conjunction with ex-lover‘s, close friends, confidants, cutting B sides, B rolls and smaller never before seen video interludes. Quinquennial is a hive mind of the past 5 years seeped into an integrated form, a transitional statelessness for what’s to come. This piece is timely and chosen for the festival primarily because I wanted to have an opportunity to share a retrospective of my video creations and to calculate what is next for me as a performance artist that makes work that is streamed inside of different mediums such as film.

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Meet the Artist

Arien Wilkerson

Arien Wilkerson

(They/Them)

New York

Arien is a gender-fluid black queer choreographer, performer, filmmaker, and installation artist.

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Segal Talk: Chain Curation Thread 1

Segal Talk: Chain Curation Thread 1

Monday, 25 October 2021

11:00:00

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Meet the Curator

Malcolm Betts

Malcolm Betts

New York

(He/Him)

Malcolm is an artist who believes that art is a transformative vehicle that brings people and communities together.

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