Join us for a performance of Veles/Тіні by 2022/23 BRIClab Performing Arts resident EYIBRA.
'Veles/Тіні' (Lithuanian/Ukrainian for 'spirits of Ancestors/specters') is a contemporary performance and multimedia piece for solo performer, digital avatars, and visual projections. ‘Veles/Тіні’ explores queer identity in Ukraine and Lithuania from pagan times up to the present, including during the current war. It combines 3D video technologies with ancient ritual songs, experimental electronic music, movement, and queer techno.
Performance, music, and production by EYIBRA. Visuals by Oswaldo Erréve
Collaborator: Ukraine Pride
Performers: EYIBRA, Concrete Husband, Liana Zhen-Ai
Virtual scenography and 3D holographic visuals: Oswaldo Erréve
Sound design: EYIBRA
Artistic mentor: Mariana Sadovska
Associated Partner: Ukraine Pride
Movement Direction: Liana Zhen-Ai
VJ: Bruno Cornejo
Costume designers: DZHUS and Weijing Xiao
ABOUT THE ARTIST
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EYIBRA (fka Abraham Brody), is a multimedia artist, performer, producer, and musician. Recently commissioned by LACMA Los Angeles with their collective MUXX, EYIBRA has also collaborated with artist Marina Abramovic, and has been artist in residence at the Barbican Centre London, National Sawdust NYC, and has shown their work at the Kennedy Center Washington D.C., the Public Theatre NYC, London Jazz Festival, Southbank Centre London, Sziget Festival Budapest, Reykjavik Arts Festival, Pace Gallery, and FABRIKA CCI Moscow, among many others. Their work has been featured in such platforms as Harper’s Bazaar, the Independent, NPR, BBC Radio, Kaltblut Magazine, and the New Yorker Magazine.
ABOUT BRICLAB: PERFORMING ARTS
BRIClab: Performing Arts is a commissioning and residency development program for emerging and established local artists to explore and expand the possibilities of their work in music, dance, theater and multi-disciplinary performance. Free exploration and rigorous commitment to process, with the support of the staff and resources that BRIC offers, are at the heart of the BRIClab program. Artists receive stipends and an exclusive 12-day intensive residency in the multi-purpose Artist Studio with development time, artistic mentoring, and work-in-process performances.
BRIC House is Brooklyn’s cultural living room: a 40,000 square foot multi-disciplinary arts and media complex in the former Strand Theatre, where emerging and established artists can create work that deepens their practice and engages the diverse communities of the borough.
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