Nwando Ebizie & Tom Richards – “The Great Unravelling“
CCA Theatre, from 7pm Saturday 26th August.
Tickets: Pay what you can from the CCA Box Office
image credit Hannah Lovett
Two artists come together and move apart – entangling themselves and their idiosyncratic polymathic practices (including Black Atlantic ritual cultures, minimalism, formalism, rave cultures, analogue synthesis and machine building, performance art, neurodivergent led sensory design, neurophenomenology) and unravelling again – revealing the core of a constantly expanding Venn diagram. A multisensory, psychedelic, polyrhythmic mythic feast of movement, light, poetry and sound unfolds and you are invited into this liminal space for a spiraling cyclic ritual.
Nwando Ebizie is a constellation point for a spectrum of multidisciplinary works that call for RADICAL change. She challenges her audience to question their perceived realities through art personas, experimental theatre, neuroscience, music and African diasporic ritualistic dance. Carving out her own particular strand of Afrofuturism, she combines research into the neuroscience of perception (inspired by her own neurodiversity) and an obsession with science fiction with a ritualistic live art practice.
Tom Richards is an artist, musician, DJ, researcher and instrument designer working in London UK. He is currently studying between Goldsmiths and the Science Museum for a practice led PhD on the life and work of Daphne Oram: electronic music pioneer, and founder member of the BBC Radiophonic Workshop. His music has been described as ‘ritualistic post techno’ and takes influence from sources as diverse as minimalism, rave, polyrhythmic drumchoir music, industrial noise, and early electronic music technologies. His music is always live and always improvised.