Performance by Appau Jnr Boakye-Yiadom at Whitechapel Gallery festival Nocturnal Creatures
20 July 2019, 6 - 11pm
As part of Nocturnal Creatures, Appau Jnr Boakye-Yiadom was invited to present a live sound performance - it consisted of a live improvisation between Sunun, Matthew Gordon, and myself.
Organised by the Whitechapel Gallery, Nocturnal Creatures festival was hosted by local businesses and east-end spaces. This event included a diverse programme of installations and performances.
‘Appau Jnr Boakye-Yiadom transforms the grand atrium of the White Chapel Building with a sonic and sculptural installation of images of African-American Jazz dancer Clarence ‘Scoby’ Stroman performing the dance move ‘taking flight’.
Integrated with the display is an improvised live musical composition created by performers using electronic devices and instruments’*
venues: Whitechapel Gallery, Whitechapel Bell Foundry, The Golden Heart pub, The Andaz hotel, Toynbee Hall, and The White Chapel Building
artists: Appau Jnr Boakye-Yiadom, Ruth Ewan, Navine G. Khan-Dossos, Graeme Miller, Elaine Mitchener, Laure Prouvost, Michael Rakowitz, Tabita Rezaire, Abigail Reynolds, Emma Smith, and Guillaume Vandame
*press: TimeOut 1, TimeOut 2, Londonist, Artlyst, Wonderland, and The Guardian
*image: Tabita Rezaire, Hoetep Blessings, 2016. Image courtesy of the artist and the Goodman Gallery
*text: Whitechapel Gallery