“Punk”, a slang for a worthless person, became the name for a loud, fast moving form of rock music that was popular in the ‘70s and ‘80s. The punk cultural aesthetic includes a diverse array of ideologies (such as self-reliance, non-commercial art-making, non-complacency, destroying and re-purposing, etc.) expressed through fashion, visual art, dance, cinema and literature. The way the visual installation is recycled and transformed by the performers and audience reflects these ideologies.
Encouraged by the punk rejection of status quo, ethics and ethos, the artist is seduced by the possibility that there is no future, that the future is in the present. In #PUNK, I stage a raw concert inspired by indie music, americana and my formative years in Zimbabwe in the ‘70s and ‘80s.
nora chipaumire https://www.companychipaumire.com/
DIRECTION, TEXT, LIGHTS DESIGN, COSTUMES, SOUND CONCEPT nora chipaumire
PERFORMANCE nora chipaumire, Shamar WatT, David Gagliardi, Phillip White
SOUND Philip White
GUITARIST David Gagliardi
SET DESIGN Ari Marcopoulos, Kara Walker, Matt Jackson Studio