Caves, Dwellings & Vibration: Chest Cavity as Resonance Chamber, performance by Evan Ifekoya
This is an edited recording of Chest Cavity as Resonance Chamber, performance by Evan Ifekoya
This performance took place during day 2 of Caves, Dwellings & Vibration, a two-day programme deepening and complexifying our relationship with caves through talks, music, film and performances.
The chest cavity is the main area of resonance in the human body due to its space.
Resonance = internal frequency.
A drum, a bowl and a hum
Resonating in and through
The chest cavity as cave, as resonance chamber
A networked system, a feedback loop.
Evan Ifekoya’s work in community organising, performance, sound, text and video is an extension of their calling as a spiritual practitioner. They view art as a site where resources can be both redistributed and renegotiated, whilst challenging the implicit rules and hierarchies of public and social space. Through archival and sonic investigations, they speculate on blackness in abundance. Strategies of space holding through architectural interventions, ritual, sound and workshops enable them to make a practice of living in order not to turn to despair.
They established the collectively run and QTIBPOC (queer, trans*, intersex, black and people of colour) led Black Obsidian Sound System (B.O.S.S.) in 2018. Presentations in 2022 include a solo exhibition at Migros Museum, Zurich and a moving image commission with LUX in collaboration with University of Reading. They have presented exhibitions, moving image and performances across the UK, Europe and Internationally, most recently: Herbert Art Gallery and Museum as nominees of the Turner Prize (with B.O.S.S. 2021); Gus Fischer New Zealand (2020); De Appel Netherlands (2019) and Gasworks London (2018).