marikiscrycrycry in collaboration with Gareth Chambers
He’s Dead, 2019, Performance, 30 Min
marikiscrycrycry is the performance project of American born, London-based choreographer and artist Malik Nashad Sharpe. Their work operates with an expansive choreographic proposition that utilises dance and live action as a modality that excavates various ontologies around Blackness and Queerness. For POWER NIGHT, they performed an excerpt from their work He’s Dead, which evolves over the course of the performance. Beginning with an impossible question ‘Was Tupac depressed?’ and traversing a fantastical choreographic landscape that cements in many ways the humanisation of marginal experience. Performed alongside dancer Gareth Chambers, the pair investigated defence strategies and the re-cultivation of power through actions and the performing body in the monumental E-WERK Turbine Hall.