Muyassar Kurdi | performance & screening

19 Abril 2019 19h00


Screening & performances
April 19 at 7 pm
Entry 3€ (monthly member fee)

Zaratan is pleased to invite for an encounter with the artist Muyasssar Kurdi, who is presenting the performance “Vast Geographies (part two)” and the screening of her latest short 16mm dance film titled “Field Dance”, ruminating on space, scale, micromovements, and anatomy
Muyassar Kurdi (b. 1989 in Chicago) is a New York City-based interdisciplinary artist. Her work encompasses sound, extended vocal technique, performance art, movement, photography, and film. She has toured extensively in the U.S. and throughout Europe. A versatile improviser, Muyassar has composed and performed music for voice, harmonium, piano, lyre, autoharp, and theremin in both solo and collaborative environments. She currently focuses her attention to interweaving homemade electronic instruments and sculpture into her vocal and dance performances, stirring a plethora of emotions from her audience members through vicious noise, ritualistic chants, and meditative movements.

Performance highlights include: The Rubin Museum of Art, Issue Project Room, Cafe OTO, Chicago Cultural Center, Center for Contemporary Art Laznia, Bond Chapel, Fridman Gallery, University Galleries, Zaratan - Arte Contemporânea, and Judson Memorial Church as well as exhibitions and film screenings (solo and group works) at VIERTE WELT, Trieze Gallery, Knockdown Center, Queens Museum, Flux Factory, and Anthology Film Archives. Kurdi’s 16mm dance film Travelling was an OFFICIAL SELECTION for the BLOW-UP International Arthouse Film Fest - Chicago in October 2018. Kurdi has collaborated with composers Yasuno Miyauchi, Ka Baird, Arrington de Dionyso, Daniel Carter, Tomomi Adachi, Diana Policarpo, Lucie Vitkova, Bradley Eros, Laraaji, Patrick Holmes, and Ben LaMar among others.

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