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Performance – Mosaic Performance at The Phillips Collection, Washington, DC

January 8, 2022 @ 6:30 pm - 7:15 pm


The Phillips Collection presents Mosaic Performance, a Centennial commission combining music and dance, and engaging Sanford Biggers’s sand-floor installation created in dialogue with Gee’s Bend Quilts from the Phillips’s permanent collection as part of his Intersections project Mosaic.

Biggers’s multimedia work draws from the rich history and creative practices of African American music and performance, notably within his own Afro-futurist project, Moon Medecin, a collaborative group of musicians and artists who combine sound and music with an array of visual imagery referencing sci-fi, punk, Buddhist sacred geometry, coded symbology, film noir, minstrels, world politics, and ceremonial dance.

To conclude Sanford Biggers: Mosaic, the multi-disciplinary Mosaic Performance will feature harpist Parker Ramsay and two dancers. Directed by Biggers, the dancers will respond in an improvisational manner to the sound of Omolu, a piece created for solo harp by Brazilian-American composer Marcos Balter that invokes the Yoruban spirit of healing. Through this performance, Biggers’s sand-floor piece Fool’s Folly, which references Tibetan mandalas, will be activated then dismantled, emphasizing the temporal aspect of art.

Mosaic Performance is made possible by generous funding from the Sachiko Kuno Foundation.


January 8, 2022
6:30 pm - 7:15 pm


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