Brain Works: An interdisciplinary piece (for movement, viola, large-scale paintings, voice) centered on memory, visual rhythm, subtlety, and gravity while honoring the futuristic and the ancient.
In Residence: August 1 – October 31 with a future performance on Governors Island in October TBA
Building 10a Nolan Park Governors Island
With access to the studio at governors island, Muya will work on large-scale paintings– presenting one of several modalities integrated in the piece Brain Works. The original ideas for this project included multi-channel works for voice as well as multiple video projections but have since stripped down to a more minimal approach– one which demands urgency with the body even more. Brain Works aims to unify disciplines by connecting movement, color, and sound.
Muyassar Kurdi (b. 1989 in Chicago) is a New York City-based interdisciplinary artist. Her work encompasses sound art, extended vocal technique, performance art, movement, analog photography and film. She has toured extensively in the U.S. and throughout Europe. She currently focuses her attention to interweaving homemade electronic instruments into her vocal and dance performances, stirring a plethora of emotions from her audience members through vicious noise, ritualistic chants, and meditative movements.
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