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niv Acosta: DISCOTROPIC | Alien Talk Show (2015)
Sat 4 June 2016, 20:00 – 21:00 BST
Block Universe, London’s annual festival of performance art, returns for it's second edition from 30 May - 5 June 2016, to celebrate cutting-edge performance at the cross-section of contemporary visual art, dance and music. Block Universe is pleased to present the UK premiere of DISCOTROPIC | Alien Talk Show (2015) by artist niv Acosta.
In a UK premiere of DISCOTROPIC | Alien Talk Show (2015), niv Acosta seizes on an elementary medium of intimate exposure – television and the confessional culture of the talk show – to explore the relationships between science fiction, disco, astrophysics and the black American experience. DISCOTROPIC is episodic and has premiered earlier episodes as a part of The Cooper Union’s exhibition BRING YOUR OWN body, New Museum’s Triennial ‘Surround Audience’ 2015, as well as in the Museum of Contemporary African Diasporan Art’s (MoCADA) Brooklyn Soul Festival ‘Black August’ 2015.
niv Acosta is an award winning and internationally acclaimed multimedia artist based in Brooklyn, New York. Acosta’s intersectional identities – as transgender, queer and black Dominican – have continuously inspired his community based work. Acosta’s performance work has shown at various spaces including The Kimmel Center, Philadelphia, Human Resources, Los Angeles, MOMA PS1, New York, and the New Museum, New York.