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7th November, 2013

Ecocentrix: Indigenous Arts, Sustainable Acts – Workshops and Live Performances

Event Details

7th November, 2013
Thur 7, 2.30pm; Fri 8 Nov, 5.30pm; Sat 9 Nov, 5.30pm
End Date:
9th November, 2013
Oxo Tower Warf, Bargehouse Street, South Bank, London SE1 9PH

EcoCentrix brings to London the work of more than 40 artists from the Americas, Australia, the Pacific and South Africa. Uniquely comprised of both live performance and the traces it leaves behind in images, digital media, sounds, texts and crafted objects, this interactive exhibition offers fresh ways of grasping what sustainable can mean. The exhibition is open 25 October to 10 November, 11am – 7pm. Free admission.

Workshops and Live Performances

Thursday 7 November, 2.30pm
Talk and demonstration by Irma Poma Canchumani on carved gourds.

Irma Poma is an ambassador for the environment, a traditional healer, and a superb artist. A Quechua gourd carver and filmmaker from Junín province in Peru, she addresses climate change and the protection of traditional knowledge through her gourds and videos.

Friday 8 November, 5.30–6.30pm
Live performance of costume and spoken word art by London-based Pasifikan artist Rosanna Raymond.

An innovator of the contemporary Pasifika art scene, Rosanna Raymond embodies cutting edge. Born in New Zealand, Rosanna’s Samoan heritage has fuelled her artistic endeavours, including performance, poetry, installation, and costume and fashion design. This performance is fresh from its premiere in Canada.

Saturday 9 November, 5.30–6.30pm
Live performance by Maya hiphop artist MC Tz’utu from Guatemala.

Hip-hop artist advocates for social justice among Maya communities with his political and poetic rap lyrics. He recycles Maya oral styles, infusing his lyrics with prayers and the powerful stories of recent Guatemalan history. MC Tz’utu represents a generation that wants to make the voices of the Maya heard globally. We want to hear them.

For more information please click here or here to download a poster. 

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