A Score, A Groove, A Phantom | De Appel
A Score, A Groove, A Phantom
This exhibition reconfigures two recent bodies of work by artist Evan Ifekoya, Ritual Without Belief (2018), an immersive sound installation recently commissioned by Gasworks London, and the project A Score, A Groove, A Phantom (2016 – ongoing), both of which investigate topics of polyvocality, subjectivity, authorship, and collaboration. A Score, A Groove, A Phantom explores archives of blackness, sociality, and inheritance as they diffract through queer nightlife and trauma in the present moment. Ritual Without Belief introduces “an algorithm across generations, locations and political affiliations,” with vocal samples that draw from literature and theory, music, conversations with friends, and more intimate thoughts and reflections. For this iteration, Evan Ifekoya will be drawing on legacies of black queer resistance in the Netherlands.
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Let the Rhythm Pull you Towards Your Edges (video still), 2015
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