Sat 23 Apr 2022, 20:00, Barbican Hall
A new edition of New Rituals at Barbican Centre: Two transformative audiovisual performances exploring identity and spirituality in the post-digital age receive their UK premieres.
In subassemblies, Ryoichi Kurokawa digitally reconstructs ruins of nature and architecture and electronic musician Nkisi mixes improvisation, trance and African Cosmology in her visceral performance, Invisible Gestures.
On Saturday 23rd April 2022 two of the most interesting live artists of today will bring their magic to the Barbican Main Hall for an evening of radically transforming audiovisual performances:
Ryoichi Kurokawa presents subassemblies.
Nkisi presents Invisible Gestures
Japanese artist Kurokawa is a poet of transformative cinema, bringing analogue and natural imagery into digital platforms. Tonight he uses 3D imaging, thermal image and film to explore the relationship between architecture and its surroundings; human-made structures and nature.
Nkisi takes from both her Congolese heritage and club music such as gabber and hardcore in her signature sound. Here she draws on her research into vibrational rhythm and ancient Kongo traditions, connecting with the audience: sound materialises as vibrational fields and visuals move through the space.