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NON: Legacy Systems: Interview with Chino Amobi, Nkisi, and Angel-Ho, R&D Season: LEGACY

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The New Museum presents “NON: Legacy Systems” in partnership with Red Bull Music Academy on Friday May 20, 2016 at 7 PM. Click here for more information on the upcoming event: http://www.newmuseum.org/calendar/view/non-legacy-systems This video is part of an interview series for the New Museum's Spring 2016 R&D Season Fellowship, produced by Cory Tamler. Interviewees: Chino Amobi, Nkisi (Melika Ngombe Kolongo), and Angel-Ho (Angelo Antonio Valerio), cofounders of NON Records. -- NON is a multinational collective of artists from Africa and the African diaspora that expressly aims to articulate and challenge visible and invisible structures of power through the primary medium of sound. For this event at the New Museum, NON cofounders Chino Amobi, Angel-Ho, and Nkisi will perform individually and then together as a trio for the first time. Premiering new video work and making use of visual signs associated with both corporate brand identity and militant solidarity, the group will create a space for a concept of borderless “NON citizenry” that aligns with their mission to challenge binaries and boundaries across virtual and physical realms. With music that resists genres and incorporates samples, global beats, distortion, dissonance, and ambiance, NON describes their sound as “a weapon to destabilize and de-territorialize our audience; through this process of sonic reclamation and reterritorialization, we redirect the listeners’ attention to our message.” NON: Legacy Systems is organized as part of the New Museum Spring 2016 R&D Season: LEGACY, which explores the ways and means by which our connections to the past are actively produced, evaluated, maintained, reproduced, and refuted. Examined across various presentational and pedagogical formats, LEGACY and its constructs are considered with respect to fashion, the readymade, utopian communities, institutional histories, and social choreographies. NON: Legacy Systems at the New Museum is organized by Emily Mello, Associate Director of Education. Tickets to this event include entry to the Red Bull Music Academy after-party Inter-Zone: NON vs. N.A.A.F.I at Tropical 128. NON: Legacy Systems is presented in partnership with Red Bull Music Academy. Additional support is provided, in part, by public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature, and from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.
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