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Live Performance: Adee Roberson and Rashid Zakat

October 13, 2023 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Live Performance
Adee Roberson and Rashid Zakat

Friday, October 13th, 2023
6:00 pm
401 Richmond, Critical Distance, Suite 122

As part of the opening reception of this bridge between starshine and clay,  artist Adee Roberson will present an activation and performance in the gallery at 6:00 pm, where she will be channeling oceanic and cosmic sounds through synthesizer, percussion and voice.

At 6:30 pm, artist Rashid Zakat will perform in the Urbanspace Gallery just around the corner from the gallery. Using two turntables and a mixer, Zakat live-edits an archive of personal and public films, found footage and animation to produce a spontaneous and thoughtful audio-visual narrative. Part dance party, part live video art performance, Revival! is a celebration of the visual and sonic frequencies that are contained within and spill out of Black ecstatic experiences. These images and sounds marry and multiply to tell textured stories of African cultural retention, the relationship between survival and faith, and the collective creative strategies of adaptation, joy, and mutual aid embedded in Black life and history in the Americas.

ASL interpretation and a Deaf performance will feature alongside the Revival! performance from artist Rashid Zakat.

This is a free, public event: everyone is invited.


Photo: Rashid Zakat performing Revival! at Critical Distance. Photo: Ashman Deshmukh.




401 Richmond
401 Richmond St. West
Toronto, ON M5V3A8 Canada
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