DIY: 2018 – Nwando Ebizie: Afro Diasporic Ritual as Afrofuturist Technology

Exploring neuro-mythology, Haitian Vodou dance practice, atypical perception, sensory deprivation and immersion for neurodiverse artists of colour

Deadline for applications: 5pm, Mon 2 July
This DIY is supported by The Marlborough Pub & Theatre and Live Art UK's Diverse Actions initiative

Project summary

Taking Afro Diaspora Ritual Movement and rhythm as an Afrofuturist technology, this workshop will connect participants with an ancestral movement, geared towards the future self.

Joining inner life (imagination, mythic ancestral past, individual neurology) with outer life (the group, the present moment, the senses). Building up movement, rhythm and song we will work towards group improvisation and emotive release. The mythic and the scientific will meet in movements of sensory deprivation and immersion, inviting participants to challenge assumptions and bias about their own perceptual frameworks.

We will work with the tools that defeated oppressors armies. Dances of healing and self-preservation. Actions that have been suppressed and maligned, designed to shift centres of awareness, connecting internal self to group action.

Guest leaders will include Haitian dancer Karine Label, with more to be announced.

How to apply

The online application asks for a short paragraph detailing your background, experience and why you would like to take part.

This workshop is particularly for people of colour – early, mid career or experienced. We will work physically every day, so a commitment to this and an interest in exploring the ideas detailed above is essential.

As a neurodiverse artist, I am very open to people with neurodiversity and atypical perception who want to find ways of exploring their realities in this Afrofuturist/Afro ritual context.

Dates, times and location

Dates: 6 – 9 Sep 2018
Location: Marlborough Pub & Theatre, Brighton

The artist

Nwando Ebizie is a multidisciplinary artist with an international focus whose work converges around performance art personas, experimental theatre, neuroscience, music and African diasporic ritualistic dance. Carving out her own particular strand of Afrofuturism, she combines research into the neuroscience of perception (inspired by her own neurodiversity) and an obsession with science fiction with a ritualistic live art practice. She has curated happenings for Wellcome Collection and released records supported by Gilles Peterson. She has performed in Tokyo (Bonobo), Rio de Janeiro (Tempo Festival), Berlin (Chalet), Latvia (Baltais Fligelis Concert Hall) and Zurich (Blok) as well as across the UK from Home MCR to Barbican to Southbank Centre.

For questions about this DIY, please contact Nwando.

Banner image credit:

Image credit: Wellcome/Steven Pocock

Part of DIY: 2018

Professional development projects – by artists for artists – across the UK.

DIY: 2018

DIY

Professional development projects – by artists for artists – across the UK.

Read more

DIY: 2018 – Ana de Matos & Ria Hartley: Queer.Actions.360

DIY

Exploring possibilities of presence, sense and sound in VR performance

Read more

DIY: 2018 – Ania Bas with Sally O’Reilly & Kit Caless: A New Career In A New Town

DIY

Explore the performative potential of co-produced text in the context of a new town

Read more

DIY: 2018 – Brian Lobel, FK Alexander & Season Butler: FUCK PERFORMANCE ART, GIMME MY BOXSET

DIY

Exploring television, Live Art, and the relationship between binge watching and durational/endurance performance

Read more

DIY: 2018 – Call for Participants

DIY

Professional development projects conceived and run by artists, for artists

Read more

DIY: 2018 – Call for Proposals

DIY

Apply to lead a professional development project as part of DIY 15

Read more

DIY: 2018 – Documentation

DIY

Images, films and feedback from the 23 projects in DIY15: 2018

Read more

DIY: 2018 – Documentation Action Research Collective: Transformance

DIY

Blurring the lines between live performance and documentation

Read more

DIY: 2018 – Hamish MacPherson: We Robot

DIY

We will transform ourselves into an interconnected cyborg entity

Read more

DIY: 2018 – Helena Hunter: Encounters

DIY

A residential for artists working with environments, organisms and geologies

Read more

DIY: 2018 – Joanne Matthews: Wild Philosophy: Raving, Running, Reading

DIY

theory and philosophy for women channeling punk, rave energies and radical sensitivity

Read more

DIY: 2018 – Joshua Sofaer: Artists and their Families

DIY

Artists working together with non-artist family members

Read more

DIY: 2018 – Katie Etheridge & Simon Persighetti: DIY Twin Town

DIY

Connect, exchange, celebrate and create a Live Art Twinning Ceremony!

Read more

DIY: 2018 – Liz Rosenfeld: (Un) Doing Cruising Practice(s)

DIY

Creating a space for women in queer cruising culture

Read more

DIY: 2018 – Marikiscrycrycry: SH4ME/[N0 SH4ME]

DIY

Giving form and function to the dance party

Read more

DIY: 2018 – Mary Paterson & Deborah Pearson: Homme de Plume

DIY

Become the privileged human you’ve always wanted to be

Read more

DIY: 2018 – Nando Messias: Art & the Self: What did Narcissus see?

DIY

A self-reflective workshop on the play of narcissism in creativity

Read more

DIY: 2018 – Nigel Barrett & Louise Mari: Tiny Revolutions

DIY

How to make a working political theme park for babies and early years

Read more

DIY: 2018 – Owen G Parry & Angel Rose: Luv 2 H8 U

DIY

A hangout for ‘haters’, anti-fans and the uninitiated

Read more

DIY: 2018 – Sorryyoufeeluncomfortable: Black Drift Walking

DIY

Black study, being in space and black bodies navigating space

Read more

DIY: 2018 – Toni Lewis: PUM

DIY

A pleasure party experience by Black Womxn, for Black Womxn

Read more

Also

DIY: 2002

DIY

Unusual professional development projects conceived and run BY artists FOR artists

Read more

DIY: 2018 – Brian Lobel, FK Alexander & Season Butler: FUCK PERFORMANCE ART, GIMME MY BOXSET

DIY

Exploring television, Live Art, and the relationship between binge watching and durational/endurance performance

Read more

DIY: 2020 – FAQs

DIY

A list of frequently asked questions covering all aspects of the DIY application process

Read more

DIY 2020: Rachel Gomme – Resourcing in the Ruins

DIY

A workshop for artists who lost projects in 2020, sharing what we have lost, learned and gained, creating mourning rituals and (re)discovering our individual and collective resources.

Read more

DIY: 2008

DIY

Unusual professional development projects conceived and run BY artists FOR artists

Read more