Join us for a work-in-process showing of S A T U R N: A Revelation by 2022/23 BRIClab Performing Arts residents J. Bouey and George Del Barrio.
S A T U R N: A Revelation is a reverse time capsule radio broadcast hosted by Mx. Black Copper with DJ NYX from the year 2220, when humanity is at the precipice of abolishing all systems of oppression. During the broadcast, we see Mx. Black Copper waacking to songs of liberation interwoven with the conjured discussions of ancestors from 2023 reflecting on their responsibility to leave behind a healthy global ecology for their descendants.
Conceived by dance artist j. bouey, S A T U R N: A Revelation is an immersive dance performance installation, direct action for community support, and multi-camera live broadcast exploring the question: what are we responsible for once we abolish all systems of oppression? This hologram-like radio show, with environmental projection mapping and multiple points of view, is magically performed in real-time through the Live Performance Camera Obscura designed by George Del Barrio, paired with a live broadcast film experience by MIDHEAVEN Network + Studio. The Performance Obscura allows for larger-than-life images of performers dancing within an enclosed space to be projected onto the walls, floors, ceilings, and screens installed in the performance space at the speed of light. An educational, soulful, and energetic live broadcast will offer multi-camera viewpoints of the entire production, revealing elements that no in-person attendee could ever see.
S A T U R N A REVELATION PROGRAM
PLUS: JOIN US FOR A FOOD/PANTRY/CLOTHING DRIVE
Apr. 11-14, 2023 from 10AM-6PM
j. bouey and George Del Barrio are thrilled to share this developmental step of S A T U R N: A Revelation and begin this impactful journey of showing audiences and the greater community what the future of this project holds, which includes direct community action. In collaboration with Universe City NYC — an ecological public health laboratory headquartered in East New York, Brooklyn — we are hosting a food/pantry/clothing drive at BRIC House (647 Fulton Stree, Brooklyn, 11217) Apr. 11-14, 2023. Pickup and drop-off is open 8AM-10PM daily, alongside welcoming community experiences. Universe City NYC support staff will be on site from 10AM-6PM daily. Donations of non-perishable food and pantry items + clean clothing of all kinds are gratefully welcomed and will be openly shared with any and all.
About the artists
J.Bouey (they/them): Currently moving on pandemic timing and prioritizing rest. As a Dance Artist and Astrologer, J. is finding their way back to joy by imagining the abolition of systemic oppression through their current project, S A T U R N. J. is the founder of The Dance Union Podcast, initiating the NYC Dancers COVID-19 Relief Fund and The Dance Union Town Hall For Collective Action to support the dance community through numerous world-changing events. As a creator, J. is a recent 2021-2022 Jerome Fellow and is a 2022/2023 Movement Research Artist in Residence. J. Bouey was also recently a Gibney 2021 Spotlight Artist, Artist-In-Residence at CPR – Center for Performance Research, and 2021 Bogliasco Fellow. J. was also a 2018 Movement Research Van Lier Fellow, and 2018 Dancing While Black Fellow. They were also a former dancer with Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company and danced with Germaul Barnes’ Viewsic Dance, Maria Bauman’s MB Dance, Dante Brown, Christal Brown’s INspirit Dance, and apprenticed with Emerge 125 (formerly Elisa Monte Dance) under the artistic direction of Tiffany Rea-Fisher. Determined to manifest the dreams dreamt in their youth, J. is assuming this responsibility because these dreams sustained them when the sun didn’t shine or shined too bright to see.
George Del Barrio (he/him): Born 1976 in New York City and raised with the global immigrant community of Queens, Del Barrio is the Founding Creative Director × Executive Producer of The Vanderbilt Republic (2008) & MIDHEAVEN Network + Studio (2020), as well as Creative Director × Executive Producer at Universe City NYC (2021). As a 1st-generation American and all-media Creative/Technical Director deeply versed in photographic physics, immersive curatorial design, and all phases of production, Del Barrio’s practice is concentrated on archetype expansion. Every site response is architected by a resolute humanism; every invention, design, & transformation is in search of duende. Meaning is not a discovery, it is a creation. Clients include The Keith Haring Foundation, Rutgers University, Textile Arts Center, MADERA, On The Revel, BARE Opera, Cardistry-Con & the dawning sunlight of an awakened mind.
Tyrone Bevans is a dancer and visual artist. He is currently dancing for The Fabulous Waack Dancers and Joya Powell’s Movement of the people. In the past Tyrone has performed and collaborated with artists such as Christal Brown, Chafin Seymour, Maya Orchin, Vessels, FunkanometryNY, and Karla Garcia. As a mover, Tyrone investigates space, risk, and play with one’s physical vernacular in order to access personal freedom.