Rodell Warner + DJ Afifa: "BINARY SOLVED"

7:30 PM - 10:00 PM

Above: video clips and photos from first night of Binary Solved with projections by Rodell Warner and sound by DJ Afifa mixing alongside live performances from dub poets Jerome Sage Butler and Clayton Lynch

Rodell Warner and DJ Afifa collaborate to create an interactive sound art installation for the NLS 48 Hour Residency. Warner and Afifa use the two-day format of the residency, to play with and attempt to blow perceived dichotomies of existence. Binary Solved is an undertaking by the two artists to link the real with the imagined, the other with the self, the digital with natural, and, ultimately, existence with freedom. Each night of the residency performance functions as a counterpoint/contrast to the other.

The project consists of a fusion of projected moving images with sound that are installed to encompass a 360-degree space of the outdoors through which audience members traverse. Against a pre-existing backdrop the entire audience will wear all-black or all-white, either carving out their own body image in the artwork or conversely becoming one with the projection respectively. Binary Solved first examines how the world is understood by drawing its conceit from the formal components of designing a work of art— using a ground (the surface on which the image rests) and the figure (the image that rests on this surface)– to create an experience that challenges the splintering of the two.

The first night of Binary Solved will take place on Friday, February 1 at 7:30 p.m. On this night audience members wear all-black, functioning as the figure for the complete artwork. The second intervention will take place on Saturday, February 2 at 7:30 p.m. during which audience members wear all-white functioning as the ground.

More information abour 48 Hour Residency here.