Knowing We Won’t Have Each Other Forever
CANCELLED: TYGAPAW (Live)
, 21:00

The concert is cancelled due to illness. We apologise for the inconvenience.

Upcoming Knowing We Won’t Have Each Other Forever:
Dykegeist
Eve Stainton (sound world by Mica Levi)
Sat 12 Nov
Dykegeist is a choreographic work from Manchester-born London-based artist and performance maker Eve Stainton—with a live sound world conceived by musician Mica Levi. Dykegeist unravels and complicates the archetypal narratives assigned to the lesbian predator creature. During the current of the evening, aesthetics will shift between a supernatural gothic thriller, a 90’s sci-fi spider lair, a haunted Manchester club scene, an abstract and warping horror-scape, a social situation to discuss threat/the phobic/ consent/ otherness, choreography and suspended encounters, gateways gravel grunge, emptiness and charged-ness.

Curated by Nora-Swantje Almes.

Knowing We Won’t Have Each Other Forever operates with a sliding scale. Should you have questions about the ticket system, please get in touch via: bergen@kunsthall.no with the subject line “TYGAPAW Tickets”. If you find yourself in a position of hardship, please contact this email address to enquire about free tickets.

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Dion Mckenzie known as TYGAPAW, is a one-person army on a mission to highlight inclusivity and displacement through sound. TYGAPAW, is a Producer, DJ and Artist, originally from Mandeville, Jamaica, and based in Brooklyn, New York. A polymathic artist injecting their Jamaican heritage into techno, TYGAPAW operates at the intersections of their musical and cultural roots. They infuse the raw energy of dancehall with their signature emotional club sound. The self-taught producer founded monthly club nights Shottas, No Badmind and Fake Accent, creating platforms and spaces for QTIPOC. Their debut album GET FREE (2020) explores black joy, the active dismantling of imagined limitations, and the eradication of self doubt using techno landscapes.

Active in the visual arts, TYGAPAW’s work was presented at Creamcake Berlin and as part of the group show Dance Trans*Revolution at apexart gallery New York City. Live highlights include MoMA PS1, Boiler Room (Toronto, LA), Berghain, AFROPUNK, Toronto Pride, Moonshine (Montreal), Institute of Contemporary Art (Boston, Miami), alongside NYC institutions Webster Hall, Knockdown Center, Brooklyn Museum, Bossa Nova Civic Club, Elsewhere, Nowadays and more.

TYGAPAW (Live) is presented as part of Bergen Kunsthall’s live programme strand Knowing We Won’t Have Each Other Forever which takes queer realities and ideas of the ephemeral as its departure point. Together, we will explore the possibilities of alternative world-making, thinking through movement and live practices. The experiential, more sensory character of this art form, and its ephemerality, open up new contemporary perspectives on intersectionality.

We will play around with temporalities, alter realities, producing new takes on the present as a means of coming together and finding ways of exercising freedom. A moving target, the ever-changing idea of queerness is hard to aim at. To move, to dance, to flounder is to shake off labels – challenging viewers’ expectations and pre-assumptions of the straight linear narratives – and reshaping the overall understanding of what is considered possible.

Curated by Nora-Swantje Almes.

Knowing We Won’t Have Each Other Forever operates with a sliding scale. Should you have questions about the ticket system, please get in touch via: bergen@kunsthall.no with the subject line “TYGAPAW Tickets”. If you find yourself in a position of hardship, please contact this email address to enquire about free tickets.

Upcoming Knowing We Won’t Have Each Other Forever:
Dykegeist
Eve Stainton (sound world by Mica Levi)
Sat 12 Nov
Dykegeist is a choreographic work from Manchester-born London-based artist and performance maker Eve Stainton—with a live sound world conceived by musician Mica Levi. Dykegeist unravels and complicates the archetypal narratives assigned to the lesbian predator creature. During the current of the evening, aesthetics will shift between a supernatural gothic thriller, a 90’s sci-fi spider lair, a haunted Manchester club scene, an abstract and warping horror-scape, a social situation to discuss threat/the phobic/ consent/ otherness, choreography and suspended encounters, gateways gravel grunge, emptiness and charged-ness.

The concert is cancelled due to illness. We apologise for the inconvenience.

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