Juni One Set
Boy mother / faceless bloom
Runtime: 90 min
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Dia Art Foundation and New York Live Arts present the New York premiere of Boy mother / faceless bloom, a stage work by Juni One Set, a collaboration of Senga Nengudi, eddy kwon, and Haruko Crow Nishimura & Joshua Kohl of Degenerate Art Ensemble. The work is presented in conjunction with the long-term exhibition of Nengudi’s work on view at Dia Beacon, as part of Performa Biennial 2023 .
Threading mythology and autobiography, while drawing from the diverse lineages of queer, anti-colonial, and care-based artistic practices, Boy mother / faceless bloom is an interdisciplinary performance work. Dance, music, poetry, ritual, and sculptural installation converge to tell a story of transformation, transgression, and the formation of new trancestral lines.
Created, Directed, and Performed by Juni One Set
Senga Nengudi: co-creator, sculptural & costume design, movement
eddy kwon: co-creator, music, movement
Haruko Crow Nishimura: co-creator, movement, music
Joshua Kohl: co-creator, music, sound design, stage design
Degenerate Art Ensemble Production Team
Lighting Designer: Jessica Trundy
Projection Designer: Leo Mayberry
Video Editors: Ian Lucero and Leo Mayberry
Cinematographers: Ian Lucero and Leo Mayberry
Photography: Bruce Clayton Tom
Music: Tomeka Reid and Jean Cook
Costume Designers and Fabricators: Willow Fox, Aaron Graves, and Evelyn Bittner
This production is being documented by Ian Lucero (video) and Bruce Tom
(photography) with the support of the NPN Documentation and Storytelling Fund.
Boy mother / faceless bloom is a National Performance Network (NPN) Creation &
Development Fund Project co-commissioned by Colorado College in partnership with
Contemporary Art Center Cincinnati, and NPN. The Creation & Development Fund is
supported by the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation,
and the National Endowment for the Arts (a federal agency). For more information,
This project is supported by the National Performance Network (NPN) Documentation &
Storytelling Initiative. For more information: www.npnweb.org.
Boy mother / faceless bloom was made with financial and residency support from BASE
Experimental Arts (Seattle) and Roulette Intermedium (Brooklyn).