Your sun in screen, moon in glitter, uprising
Bayan Kiwan & Juliana Fadil-Luchkiw
Tuesday 21 July 2020
All of our information is in the light. We wear our movement like glitter.
Both the news and memory theatre claim to collect, organize, and make all information available in one place. Two fictional newscasters bring you an excess of information reading performance, as an appendix to their IOT open studio. Through the poetry of juxtaposing collected fragments of text, we will chart an extending body in sources and reflections of light.
This performance is part of Bayan Kiwan and Juliana Fadil-Luchkiw's Internet of Things residency project,
Drawing in the Chaos, which appropriates Guilio Camillo’s memory theatre as a form and as an attempt to grapple
with and organise the chaos of the pandemic and uprising in New York City, the city which they happen to currently
inhabit. With the memory theatre, their project navigates how the changes that the pandemic has brought to the
world and daily life–how we move, dress, and interact with one another and the environment–is already a clear picture
of how (for better or worse) another world is possible.
Bayan Kiwan is a multidisciplinary artist whose work documents female sociality and intimacy. Predominantly a painter,
she seeks unaccountable possibilities within existing square codes.
Juliana Fadil-Luchkiw's work typically revolves around intangible and ephemeral phenomena, traditions, and events that
exist under and in opposition to imperialism and white supremacy.