In a UK premiere of Â DISCOTROPIC | Alien Talk Show, niv Acosta Â seizes on an elementary medium of intimate exposure â€“ television Â and the confessional culture of the talk show â€“ to explore the Â relationships between science fiction, disco, astrophysics Â and the black American experience. In collaboration with local Â performers, Acosta tapes a talk show to revisit past futures Â and claim a fantastical site of possibility.
Rochelle & Serena
WITH SPECIAL SEGMENTS BY:
Tavia Nyong’o & Jeffrey Williams
Video Designer: Bleue Liverpool
Talk Show Host: Yessenia Acosta
Production Assistant: Katia Aisha
Jacket design: Joana Rosa Architect
Radical Black & Brown Hotties
Image credit: Arron Leppard
niv Acosta is an award winning and internationally acclaimed multimedia artist based in Brooklyn, New York. Acostaâ€™s intersectional identities â€“ as transgender, queer and black Dominican â€“ have continuously inspired his community based work. Acostaâ€™s performance work has shown at various spaces including The Kimmel Center, Philadelphia, Human Resources, Los Angeles, MOMA PS1, New York, and the New Museum, New York.