Performances from 1PM
// FREE admission | open to all //
Music, readings, performance, prayer, peace. Hosted by Hudson-based artist Shanekia McIntosh. and poet Joey De Jesus.
What mystical potencies does ritual performance evoke of the triptychal formation? TRIPTYCH stages a triangulation at, or toward— From three nodes, of bodies (material, sound, organic and other) that speaks to the very concept of ritual. The day of performances organizes around three nodes (shrine, movement, and plenum) crafting a conceptual constellation of sacred geometry across performances throughout the day. As a form, the triptych offers reliefs carved on three panels, three speculations imagined into image. How might recuperating a livable planet demand a re-imagination of performances of mysticism? TRIPTYCH moves beyond, approximating at a collective truth through collaborative performance. The stage is a shrine. If the universe—the turning into one—is a lie, and all of space is full, constituted by dark matter, how do things move across space?
Shanekia McIntosh is a writer, poet, programmer, and educator born and raised in Brooklyn, NY. McIntosh has performed her writing at the New Museum, Portland Institute of Contemporary Art’s TBA Festival, September Gallery, Powrplnt, and Basilica Hudson, among other places. Her writing has been exhibited in shows at the 511 Gallery in Portland, Basilica Hudson, and the New Museum. McIntosh has programmed for a variety of art spaces and educational institutions. She is based in Hudson, NY. Shanekia will perform live, accompanied by Bill Gillim (Megafortress) and Mounanou Badila.
Joey De Jesus is a queer Nuyorican poet. Joey edits poetry for Apogee Journal and edited Façadomy, has a BA from Oberlin College, a MFA from Sarah Lawrence College and is a 2017-8 Departmental Fellow in NYU’s MA in Performance Studies. Joey is a recipient of the 2017 NYFA/NYSCA Fellowship in Poetry and lives in Queens. Their poems have recently appeared in Puerto Rico En Mi Corazon, Bettering American Poetry vol. 2, BOAAT, Beloit Poetry Journal, Brooklyn Magazine, Guernica, The Literary Review and Southern Humanities Review, and have been installed and performed at The New Museum (2017) and Artists Space (2016).
Triptych is made possible, in part, by the generous support of Second Ward Foundation.