MoMA PS1
*WE BEEN HERE: CATACLYSM* at MoMA PS1 as part of VW Sunday Sessions. © 2015 MoMA PS1, New York. Photo: Charles Roussel

WE BEEN HERE: CATACLYSM is a performance environment that calls for the convergence of sound, the body and imminent destruction.

Organized by Jamican born artist and zine editor Yulan Grant, whose video work addresses gender, race and sexuality, the installation welcomes the apocalypse with open arms and invites the audience to revel in child-like fantasy.

Sound artist Marco Gomez aka False Witness provides a live score while the audience observes performers absorbed in play, unfeigned by the visual calamity surrounding them.

With Jahmal Blair-Golden, Alexis Thompson, Andre Singleton, Shaquilla Dillon, Darlene Turner, Sam Coffie, Williams Hassan and Karl Andre.

MoMA PS1’s acclaimed VW Sunday Sessions performance series welcomes visitors to experience and participate in live art. Since its founding in 1976, MoMA PS1 has offered audiences one of the most extensive programs of live performance in the world. VW Sunday Sessions highlights artists responding to contemporary social and political issues through a wide variety of creative and critical lenses. Encompassing performance, music, dance, conversation, and film, the series develops and presents projects by established and emerging artists, scholars, activists, and other cultural instigators. With a focus on artists that blur and break traditional genre boundaries, VW Sunday Sessions embraces the communities in New York City that create and sustain artistic practice.

Since 2012, VW Sunday Sessions has presented a commissioning program resulting in new work by Trajal Harrell, Mårten Spångberg, Anne Imhof, Tobias Madison and Matthew Lutz Kinoy, Hannah Black, and Colin Self. Additionally, the VW Dome Artist Residency offers a platform for creative development and experimentation for artists at all stages of the creative process.

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Sunday Sessions is organized by Jenny Schlenzka, Associate Curator with Alex Sloane, Curatorial Assistant and Rosey Selig-Addiss, Associate Producer.

Sunday Sessions 2014-15 is dedicated to Mike Skinner, 1974-2014

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Sunday Sessions and the VW Dome at MoMA PS1 are made possible by a partnership with Volkswagen of America.

Major support is provided by MoMA’s Wallis Annenberg Fund for Innovation in Contemporary Art through the Annenberg Foundation.

This performance is part of VW Sunday Sessions.