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DEVOTION DEVOTION IV
Lydia Mokdessi and Jason Bartell
September 9 - September 11$5 – $30
The Brick Presents
DEVOTION DEVOTION IV
by Lydia Mokdessi and Jason Bartell
September 9th from 730-10pm
September 10th from 3-9pm
September 11th from 3-6pm
DEVOTION DEVOTION IV is a time-based performance for dance, guitar, and voice. Initiated by dancer Lydia Mokdessi and musician Jason Bartell in 2017, the duo have developed shared practices of sonic and physical droning, employing opulent loops and cinematic imagery to create a pleasurable meditative experience within a harsh audiovisual environment. In collaboration with vocal artist syd island, this fourth iteration of the project allows the score to develop over various durations, intensifying shared intuition, dissolving individual authorship, inviting failure, and troubling the relationship of the body to identity, spectatorship, objectification, service, submission, and control.
Lydia Mokdessi, dancer @lydiamokdessi
Jason Bartell, guitar and synth @jasonbartell
syd island, vocalist @syd.island
Charlotte Mokdessi, costume & visual design @charlottemokdessi
Audience members are encouraged to enter and exit freely during these durational sets.
Each day’s set will be complemented by performances from guest artists of diverse disciplines and aesthetics.
9pm at The Brick
7pm at The Brick
4p-8p at Brick Aux – 628 Metropolitan Ave
3pm at The Brick
In consideration for the health and safety or our staff members, artists, and audiences, The Brick remains committed to maintaining vaccination requirements and mask mandates for our in-person presentations for the foreseeable future. We ask that all audience members remain masked. All staff and performers will be vaccinated; performers may not be masked. Audience can provide proof of vaccination with a government issued I.D. along with a physical copy or picture of your COVID-19 Vaccination Record Card, the NYC COVID Safe App or the New York State Excelsior Pass. Please be patient with staff.