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
|Dimensions||Duration: 8min.0 sec.|
|Credit Line||IMMA Collection: Purchase, 2021, 2021|
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