RANT is a multidisciplinary performance that results from a collaboration between the acclaimed choreographer and artist Ralph Lemon and Kevin Beasley – considered to be one of the most exciting artists in the new American contemporary art scene. On the basis of this year’s performance encounter during Beasley’s exhibition in the Whitney Museum, Kevin Beasley: A view of a landscape, the two artists were invited by the Fórum do Futuro’s curators to develop a new project, created specifically for this context and for the brutalist space of the Palácio dos Correios.
In this work, the performance focuses on many of the transversal concepts underlying this edition, such as extraction, alterity and body politics. RANT will be a raw and ephemeral cultural experience of sound, movement and body, that questions the past, present and more specifically explores “the American black (brown) bodyness, its generational evolution (wreckage), historical activation and baggage (debate), and possible future evolution”.
Performers: SAMITA SINHA, DWAYNE BROWN, MARIAMA NOGUERA-DEVERS, STANLEY GAMBUCCI, DARRELL JONES