An Invitation for Liveness


December 8, 2022, 6:00pm

Our fall 2022 Studio and Research resident Ayo presents An Invitation for Liveness, a meta-sensorial performance lecture weaving moving image, text, sculpture, and scent. It aims to experimentally “enliven” archival materials–and im-materials–related to African immigrant Oral Histories with which Ayo is engaging during her Studio and Research residency.

This event is part of the For Your Reference series in which our residents share and discuss a key reference for their ongoing thinking and research while at Amant. The presentation is free and open to all and will be followed by an informal reception at 306 Maujer.

Ayo would like to recognize the participation and contribution of Akello Jackie, Dorothee Munyaneza, Odile Coulange, Asantefan & Fanta Coulibaly, Jordan Deal, Jason Robert Bauer, Romina Gonzalez, dr Mark Naison (within the context of co-founding the Bronx African American Oral History project alongside Jane Edward) and Architecty Studio: “All of your knowledge, labor, art has contributed to the creation of this work you are about to witness. Thank you!”

Image: Ayo, An Invitation for Liveness