‘Wandering/WILDING: Blackness on the Internet’

Niv Acosta Clapback @ IMT, Dec 1

28 November 2016

niv Acosta presents solo performance CLAPBACK at London’s IMT Gallery on December 1.

The work first premiered at Berlin’s Kunst-Were Institute for Contemporary Art earlier this year, and acts as a ‘memorial homage celebrating and remembering the lives of those who fell victim to police violence within the year of 2015’. Audience participation and solo performance come together to engage in ‘collective consciousness and group action.’

The event is part of Wandering/Wilding: Blackness on the Internet at IMT and is curated by Legacy Russell in response to Doreen St. Félix’s critical essay; both exploring ‘race via the material of the Internet’.

Visit the IMT webpage for more details.**

niv Acosta, CLAPBACK (2016) @ KW, Berlin.
niv Acosta, CLAPBACK (2016) @ KW, Berlin.



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Wandering/WILDING @ IMT, Nov 3 – Dec 11

1 November 2016

The Wandering/WILDING: Blackness on the Internet group exhibition is on at London’s IMT Gallery, opening November 3 and running to December 11.

IMT has invited New York-based artist and writer Legacy Russell and features work by Niv Acosta, Evan Ifekoya, E. Jane, Devin Kenny, Fannie Sosa, Tabita Rezaire and Hannah Black. The exhibition brings work together that is currently exploring “race via the the material of the Internet” and is a response to Doreen St. Félix‘s essay ‘The Peril of Black Mobility’.

The title alludes to the identity of the flâneur, a term coined by Baudelaire that refererd to “a roving soul in search of a body” and situates “a spotlight on the privileged white body that Baudelaire’s ‘roving soul’ has historically inhabited. Here, the panel asks: what can the Internet do for the black flâneur?”

Related events to this programme include Technology Now: Blackness on the Internet at London’s ICA on November 16, which will host a discussion between Rizvana Bradley, Taylor Le Melle, Derica Shields and moderated by Russell.

Niv Acosta will perform Clapback at IMT on December 1; first premiered early this year at KW Institute for Contemporary Art in Berlin.

Evan Ifekoya and Ain Bailey will be in conversation at the ICA on December 9.

See the IMT Gallery website for details.**

Header Image: E.Jane ‘Freak in Me’, (2016). Courtesy of artist + New Hive Website.

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