NOMADIC SIGNALS: Porest, Las Suicas
Friday, March 6th, 2020 Suzanne Fiol Curatorial Fellow Leyya Tawil presents her first program in the NOMADIC SIGNALS series, featuring the NYC debuts of music and performance outlet Porest and Feminist noise reggaeton duo Las Sucias. NOMADIC SIGNALS is a vessel for sonic performance operating in what Tawil refers to as the diasporic imaginary, a description of how sounds change in the diaspora: how they tether to their environment, accumulate, synthesize, and adapt at each location.
The artists Tawil has brought together for the first NOMADIC SIGNALS use composition and improvisation to address origin, inherency, and borders. They are rigorous with their methods; and pointed with their ancestral references and Babylonian propositions. Together under this umbrella, they contextualize one another and obfuscate the othering that often surrounds their work.