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DISCOTROPIC | Alien Talk Show
— niv Acosta


Saturday, 4 June 2016, 8pm
DRAF (David Roberts Art Foundation), ​Symes Mews, 37 Camden High Street, London NW1 7JE

In a UK premiere of  DISCOTROPIC | Alien Talk Show, niv Acosta  seizes on an elementary medium of intimate exposure – television  and the confessional culture of the talk show – to explore the  relationships between science fiction, disco, astrophysics  and the black American experience. In collaboration with local  performers, Acosta tapes a talk show to revisit past futures  and claim a fantastical site of possibility.

SPECIAL GUESTS:
Rumbi Mautsi
No-Filter Rawchelle
Fannie Sosa‬
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

CREDITS:
MAP Fund
Christian McLaughlin
Paul Maheke
Radical Black & Brown Hotties
Caitlin Marz
Fake Accent
Alicia Keys
Pierre Debuscherre
Celia Rowlson-Hall

Image credit: Arron Leppard

niv Acosta is an award winning and internationally acclaimed multimedia artist based in Brooklyn, New York. Acosta’s intersectional identities – as transgender, queer and black Dominican – have continuously inspired his community based work. Acosta’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.