Cotton + HYPERBOLIC! [Excerpt]
Monstah Black presents a video that is part of his The Cotton Project, exploring images from slavery and plantations, creating majestic images using cotton balls as its main source for construction.
Hyper spectacle, Extreme Athleticism, Over the top camp as a tool to deliver a musical performance work addressing dooms day and conspiracy theories and societal idiosyncracies.
Collaboration Artists: Sareen Hairabedian (Camera and location scout, The Cotton Project); Performers and collaborators TBD (HYPERBOLIC!).
Each performance will run approximately 15 – 20 minutes. Monstah Black is presented within the 6:00pm – 7:30pm set. Follow by a short discussion, moderated by Antje Oegel.
Photo by Matt
Monstah Black is known for his multi-dimensional funk drenched musical creations (audio/visuals/dance), blurring the lines of genre and gender. His aesthetic reflects pop culture of the 70’s, 80’s and 90’s. He’s performed internationally from Art Basil, Miami to Brazil, Scotland, Ireland, Germany, the New Media Performance Festival in Moscow and most recently the New Museum of Contemporary Art in New York City.
Awards include: The Tom Murrin Performance Award (Dixon Place), Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, American Music Center Live Music for Dance Program, The District of Columbia Commission on The Arts and Humanities, Career Transitions for Dancers, Topaz Arts Center, NYSCA and Franklin Furnace Fund. He holds an MFA from Long Island University New Media Art and Performance Program. He was the 2013 guest mentor for the International Choreographers Residency at Dance Omi in Hudson Valley.
Upcoming: HYPERBOLIC! will be announcing workshops and auditions throughout Fall 2015.