» GHETTO GUCCI AT WELD, STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN
Ghetto Gucci at Weld in Stockholm
June 27 at 7pm
In Ghetto Gucci, the artists invite the audience to reflect on the role that visions, dreams and life goals play in our lives. Whether we live in abject poverty or immense wealth, we are relentlessly confronted with advertising images, media reports and slogans that tell us what to think and how to act. How can we find alternatives together? Through art we can engage with each other with our bodies, emotions, share experiences and support each other.
During the performance, we will see two performance artists Michel La Fleur and Jerry Reginald Chery in minimalist tableaux that may reflect on masculinity and emotions. Carima Neusser and Adriana Benjamin dance together, developing a different kind of freedom and alternative ways of communicating outside spoken language.
Between the different tableaux, paintings of heroes from the Haitian revolution are projected onto the stage. The Haitian Revolution was and is an important inspiration for the ongoing historical transformation of the lives of Haitians and anyone else who wants to change their lives. Ghetto Gucci inspires both artists and audiences to learn from each other, from history and to reflect on what kind of future we can imagine individually and collectively.
Choreography: Carima Neusser in collaboration with Michel LaFleur, Jerry Reginald Chery, Adriana Benjamin. Light design: Carima Neusser. Composer and live sound: Per Hüttner.
With support of: The Swedish Arts Grants Committee and The Swedish Arts Council
Production by: Vision Forum and Weld
Photo: Steevens Simeon