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DAVID ZINK YI
BEING THE MEASURE
25 AUGUST – 23 SEPTEMBER 2018
Being the measure’ brings together minimalist sculptural and musical forms based on David Zink Yi’s intensive research of Afro-Cuban musical contexts with a spoken musical context with a spoken word score composed by Angie Keefer, regarding opposing physiological and philosophical concepts of being and knowing.
For the performance, Zink Yi was joined by preeminent Cuban musicians Marvin Diz (New York), Gerardo De Armas Sarria (Cuba/UK) Adonis Panter Calderon (Cuba), Alain Perez (Cuba/Spain), and Regis Molina (Berlin). Together, they activated Zink Yi’s constellation of percussive sculptures to generate an improvised polyrhythmic composition permeated by Keefer’s text.
A video work created from footage captured in the nave of St. Agnes during the initial development of the performance in 2016 was projected in the chapel.
‘Being the measure’ was commissioned by Williams College Museum of Art (WCMA), where it was first performed for a live audience in late 2016.