Sunday, September 15

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.

TRIPTYCH stages imaginations imperative to recuperating a livable planet. This year, TRIPTYCH centers Black women poets, sound artists, and djs who respectively emphasize the aural as conceptual field of lived experience. This year’s performers synthesize and remix sonic reality; they utter words vibrating their vocal cords, they weave song and digitally augment the words’ work to enact material representations that interdict the world at-large. This year’s TRIPTYCH magnifies the said word of Black women sensing through each performance a possible avenue of escape mobilized through experimental sonority. 

FEATURING:

Aristilde Kirby has published her poetry with Vetch, Datableed, Orange Mercury and Best American Experimental Writing 2020. During her residency at the legendary Ruidoso Downs race track, she synthesized Phoenix Downs for fallen horses to save them from ‘humane’ euthanasia. She has chapbooks with Belladonna* (Daisy & Catherine) & Black Warrior Review (Sonnet Infinitéismal n°3 / Matérial Girl n°8).

Latasha N Nevada Diggs is a writer, vocalist and sound artist, and the author of TwERK (Belladonna, 2013). LaTasha is the recipient of numerous awards, including New York Foundation for the Arts, the National Endowment for the Arts, the Japan-US Friendship Commission, Creative Capital and the Whiting Foundation Literary Award. She lives in Harlem.

SHYBOI is a Jamaican-born, New York-based multidisciplinary artist. SHYBOI is the moniker she uses to cause sonic disruption. As a creative positioned between Caribbean and American culture, she uses sound to interrogate ideas of identity, notions of power, perceived histories and the entanglements that happens within these topics.

YATTA is an interdisciplinary artist, digipoet and musician. They use incantations born of loop pedal drones, channeled screams and improvised poetry to explore connections between psychosis, prayer and presence. YATTA has shared the stage with musicians like Cardi B, William Basinski, and The Sun Ra Arkestra, creating multimedia performances that tour nationally and globally.

ABOUT THE CURATORS:

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).