ARIMA (2020) is a performance art video made in response to a love letter between choreographer Merce Cunningham and composer John Cage. In Cage’s love letter, the rain is described as ‘alternately terrific and gentle’, reminding him of his lover. Nunes’ work is a meditation on the relationship between love and rain; nostalgia, remembering and haunting; thirst, yearning, erotic energy, release and liberation. The artist sees ‘terrific and gentle’ as different phases in the same cycle, all constantly transitioning from states of desire/longing, climax and release. ARIMA by Maïa Nunes was originally exhibited as part of ‘Alternately Terrific and Gentle’, a suite of dance and performance works commissioned in 2020 by Liz Roche Company and supported by The Arts Council of Ireland. Commissioned by Liz Roche Dance Company Edited by José Miguel Jimenez Videography by Gesiye Souza-Okpofabri Styled by Malia Bennett Henry Audio Mix by Rory Whit
|Duration||Duration: 8 sec|
|Credit Line||IMMA Collection: Purchase, 2021|
|Out on loan||Bodywork, Crawford Art Gallery, 29/04/2023 - 20/08/2023|
|Copyright||For copyright information, please contact the IMMA Collections team: [email protected].|
Maïa Nunes (they/them) is a performance artist of Trinidadian descent. Their work is concerned with their own ancestry, legacies of colonial violence, performance as a site of transformative potential, and the possibilities for accessing liberation through practice. Maïa was artist in residence at The Alice Yard in Trinidad and Tobago in 2020. They are also a co-founder of Origins Eile, an organisation centring the safety and experiences of QTIBPOC in Ireland.View Artist
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