For my final performance, I created an experience called, Alaïa's Afrophoria.
Description of performance:
An exploratory montage of high aesthetic visuals and neo-DJing sonic techniques that lies at the intersection of nostalgia and futuristic speculation within the realms of Blackness. Alaïa invites you to experience this utopia she has designed to make Blackness synonymous with euphoria in the form of a remedial audiovisual essay titled, "Afrophoria".
For my performance, I built a "futuristic" sort of guitar and synthesizer that served as my neo-DJing tools; performed the composition by using the instruments I built; designed and fabricated the stage design; hand stitched the dress I wore; and created the video art montage that was projected behind me.
Performance held at Little Fields in Brooklyn
Full video documentation coming soon.