NORA CHIPAUMIRE [USA/Zimbabwe)
TRAMWAY [T4], GLASGOW directions
Sun 26 May 2019
7pm // 50mins // £12/£8
Presented by Take Me Somewhere
ACCESS: All TMS venues are wheelchair accessible / other access details tbc
An Afro-futuristic soundclash of dance and music, inspired by Grace Jones’ legendary One Man Show, 100%POP reckons with the production and consumption of the pop sound and pop imagery in the hyper-reality of global capitalism.
Pop can be read as the art of the ordinary, the art most accessible to the people - people who don’t necessarily frequent museums and galleries. In 100%POP, Nora Chipaumire returns to the way information and knowledge was acquired by those of us who grew up in less free times - the time of African broadcast stations, colour bars, Drum magazine and active connections to rural and township lifestyles - soundclashing elements of Jones’ music with Zimbabwe’s Chimurenga music, dub and noise.
Made with the support of the Fondation d’Entreprise Hermès within the framework of the New Settings Program.
100%POP is part of a trilogy, #PUNK 100%POP *N!GGA, which was co-produced by The Kitchen, Crossing the Line Festival and Quick Center for the Arts at Fairfield University. Additional support for the trilogy has been provided by the Guggenheim Foundation, Institute for Creative Arts at the University of Cape Town, Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation and American Dance Abroad. #PUNK 100%POP *N!GGA was developed through residencies provided by Lincoln Center Atrium Series, Gibney's Dance in Process program with support from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation in partnership with JACK, Stephen Petronio Residency Center, Bates Dance Festival, University of Richmond Theater and Dance Department, Operaestate Festival - Bassano del Grappa, Brooklyn Academy of Music, Miami Light Project and Sarah Lawrence College.
Images: Antoine Tempé.