Zadie Xa is one of five artists that have been taking part in a Spatial Sound Residency at Somerset House. The resulting premiere performances will be starting online from 23 September, preceded by an artist talk. Zadie Xa’s performance is on the first evening
Zadie Xa: Moon Poetics 4 Courageous Earth Critters and Dangerous Day Dreamers
Talk: Wednesday 23 September 2020, 18.00
Performance: Wednesday 23 September 2020, 19.00
Experience online at Assembly2020.co
Visual artist and performer Zadie Xa presents a new six-part narrative sound piece for ASSEMBLY.
Moon Poetics 4 Courageous Earth Critters and Dangerous Day Dreamers tells the story of animal kinship as a survival strategy to save an ailing planet. Loosely based on the Korean shamanic story of Princess Bari, the audience is taken on a guided journey through parallel dimensions, led by a host of creatures voiced by actor Samantha Lawson. This new work furthers Xa’s ongoing engagement with the powerful complexities of interspecies communication, matriarchal social structures and ancestral homelands.
Moon Poetics 4 Courageous Earth Critters and Dangerous Day Dreamers will be part of Xa’s new solo exhibition at Remai Modern, Saskatoon Canada 2020 and Leeds Art Gallery 2021.
Xa is joined by writer, artist, and curator Tamar Clarke-Brown in conversation ahead of the evening’s performance