Come Closer: Muck Studies Dept, a performance by Geo Wyeth

July 31, 2020

Please note: this programme has been moved to July 31. In line with the measurements to stop the spread of the coronavirus, the same piece will be performed three times for a small audience. Tickets for the original date are still valid, but a timeslot is needed. If you already have a ticket, please contact info@oudekerk.nl to let us know which time you prefer.

Come Closer is our public program: a series of intimate gatherings in and around the installation Poems for Earthlings by Adrián Villar Rojas. Artists, musicians, researchers and visitors together explore an underexposed past, alternative versions of the present and possible futures. Tonight, we invite you for a performance by artist Geo Wyeth – based on their ongoing project Muck Studies Dept.

Geo Wyeth (b. 1984, NYC) is an artist and educator, working in the realms of music, performance, narrative sculpture, and video. Muck Studies Dept. melds black/American music and history, extractive industry survey, and techniques of investigative journalism to trouble the swampy waters of American racial histories and ideas of homeland.

“I get into the water because I want to go home”. In recent years Wyeth has gotten into the water; from an artificial pond close by their studio in The Netherlands, to the swamps of New Orleans – stirring low-waters with their rake, releasing gases into the air to form new stars out of what “stinks.” What is hiding below the surface, or in plain sight? Stories of maroon settlements, research into toxic water pollution and land reclamation, and the absurdity of misrendered composite identity, inform the theatrical poem and dense music in this performance.

Performance 1
18:00 doors open
18:15 start performance
18:45 end performance

Performance 2
19:30 doors open
19:45 start performance
20:15 end performance

Performance 3
20:45 doors open
21:00 start performance
21:30 end performance

You can buy your tickets here.

Come Closer: Muck Studies Dept, a performance by Geo Wyeth 
31 July, 2020

Come Closer is curated by Radna Rumping.



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