Sep 19 2023


Tue | 7PM

Please join us for a sonic lecture-performance by Jesús Hilario-Reyes, in collaboration with Bronze Age. Part of Hilario-Reyes’ ongoing explorations at the crossroads of sonic performance, land installation, and expanded cinema, this presentation weaves together an ecology of natural and cultural sites – the mangrove, the hurricane, the Caribbean carnival, and the nightclub rave – to traverse entanglements of Black, queer and migrant fugitivity.

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Currently based in Brooklyn, New York, Jesús Hilario-Reyes, (born 1996, San Juan, Puerto Rico) is an antidisciplinary artist with a Bachelor’s in Fine Arts Studio from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and a current MFA candidate at the Yale School of Art. They are a recent recipient of the Leslie Lohman Museum Fellowship, the Lighthouse Works Fellowship and the Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts residency. Hilario-Reyes has shown work at e-flux, New York; Gladstone Gallery, New York; The Kitchen, New York; Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, Chicago; Black Star Film Festival, Philadelphia; Mana Contemporary, Chicago; Real Art Ways, Hartford; Rudimento, Quito; and Parasol Unit, London.While situating their practice at the crossroads of sonic performance, land installation, and expanded cinema, their iterative works examine carnival and rave culture throughout the West; to take on a remedial approach to the effects of ‘destierro’.Destierro is an untranslatable Spanish term that is most akin to being ‘torn from the land’. They’ve contextualized the term to traverse towards ideas of Black and Queer fugitivy. Interwoven in the midst of these notions is a concern for the im/possibility of the Black Body and the failure of mechanical optics.
Bronze Age is a project practiced by Erinn Buhyoff (b.1994) that focuses on improvisation strategies and experimentation. Through an interpretation of shifting geographies and environments, Bronze Age seeks to activate a latent performance network. By practicing improvisation in formal/informal performance settings, the restrictive preconceived duties of audience, performer, and space, are contested.