A site-specific performance from dancer/poet duo, Nia and Ness, inspired by and developed immersed within Francesco Simeti's Swell, a theatrical installation at Open Source Gallery that explores human impact on the environment.
SATURDAY, MAY 20 | 3:00PM
Open source Gallery
306 17th St, Brooklyn, NY 11215
ABOUT THE EXHIBIT: sWELL
In Swell, Francesco Simeti transforms appropriated images from the history of the Gowanus Canal into a motorized, sculptural installation in which the public can contemplate the consequences of human impact on our environment.
The diametrically opposed elements present in the history of the canal–life and death, order and destruction, the light-hearted and the devastating–mirror Simeti’s practice, which amplifies multifaceted environmental, social and political concerns into an immersive sculptural installation.
ABOUT THE ARTISTS: NIA & NESS
Nia Shand and Ness White are a dancer/poet performance art duo based in the NYC Metropolitan area. They met in Philadelphia three years ago while attending Temple University and immediately began a collaborative art process, as well an intimate relationship. Along with the couple's work together, Nia is a proud BFA dance graduate from Temple. Immediately after graduation she began dancing in Germany and France with DAGADA dance company as part of her developing dance career; and Ness, a Journalism graduate of SUNY Plattsburgh, freelances as a writer and editor for the Việt Tide as well as several other news outlets.
The couple’s work is informed by the complexities of their relationship, and aims at a deeper understanding of their co-reality through intense investigation of their individual identities.