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.
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. 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.