Suutoo “STARFIRE: PARAPHERNALIA” exhibition and performance
‘Starfire : Paraphernalia’ is an audio-visual exhibition and performance series in two acts by multidisciplinary artist, composer and performer Suutoo.
In ‘Starfire : Paraphernalia’ Suutoo explores poetics as a state of transformative movement and as a practice from which radical new myths can be generated. The artist recognizes this state and practice as an ancient, present and future technology of relation and resistance; as a mode of being and moving, being held and holding. ‘Starfire : Paraphernalia’ is all the things collected along the way to articulating this ‘becoming’ movement; a grand super-sonic sound-clash gesturing a new type of vocabulary for the precious things imagined and their unbound potential.
‘Encircling ourselves, in mourning as freedom, rage as softness, hope as weaponry.’
In collaboration with Bryce Barnes, Curtly Thomas, Jonna Mayer, Kyla Callista, Lisa Berkert Wallard, Neva Wireko, Ronya Tamdjidi, Sophie Bariamikael and Virginie Pinto Moreira.
‘Starfire : Paraphernalia’ is commissioned by and will be presented at MDT in August 2022. Artist: Suutoo Co performer: Curtly Thomas Set Design; Lisa Berkert Wallard Costume Design: Bryce Barnes Animation; Kyla Callista Graphics + Visual efx: Jonna Mayer Hair: Virginie Pinto Moreira Make up: Ronya Tamdjidi Artistic Production Assistant: Sofie Bariamikael Supported by: Swedish Arts Council Co-produced by MDT, Life Long Burning – Towards a sustainable Eco-System for Contemporary Dance in Europe project (2018-2022) supported by the Creative Europe programme of the European Union