Sunday Service: Jonathan Gonzalez Presents…Sepo Seecharan Prins and Marlene Mulele Seecharan, NIC Kay, Justin Allen, Rena Anakwe
Knockdown Center, Queens, NY, October 1, 2017
On the Motion of the Heart and Blood in Animals (1628) documents William Harvey’s watershed findings on the two-way circulatory system; one way pumping blood to the extremities and another back to the heart to be reinvigorated with oxygen. During this dissection, Harvey also encountered an ominous black fluid like ’thick earth’ termed colloquially as ‘black bile’ in the arteries. As one of the four body humors, coleric/black bile was said to hold the properties of mysticism, hysteria, and evil – but as Harvey’s findings revealed…the black stuff in the body was blood all along.
For this Sunday Service, five artists are invited to commune with the Ready Room as a living site for a circulatory exchange.
Queer Abstract at Starr Bar, Brooklyn, NY, September 15, 2017
Performance incorporating music, movement, and text to consider racial dynamics within mosh pits.