Episode 1

Edoheart - Featured Artist

Born in Nigeria, Edoheart is an award-winning poet, musician, dancer and visual artist. Her work often concerns trauma, iconography, African identity and trance. Her live shows feature video projections, her own songs and ritualistic dance. Edoheart holds two Bachelor's degrees from the University of Michigan - Ann Arbor and Hunter College and is completing a Master's degree at New York University. Edoheart has appeared on Korean television and news, Nigerian television and American, Estonian and Latvian newspapers. Called "powerful ritual" and "voodoo theatre", her music and performance style have been compared to Sun Ra and Fela Kuti. She has facilitated workshops in the Arts for the past 11 years at institutions like Columbia University, Spelman College and The Living Theatre. Edoheart has published two books of poems, four musical collections, several music singles and released numerous video-artworks to date, most notably, her Fire Butoh series.

Kalup Linzy - Guest Host

Kalup Linzy is a video and performance artist based in Brooklyn, New York. Born in Stuckey, Florida. Linzy received his MFA from the University of South Florida. He also attended the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture. Linzy has been the recipient of numerous awards including a grant from the Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation, the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation fellowship, Creative Capital Foundation grant, a Jerome Foundation Fellowship, and an Art Matters Grant. Linzy's best-known work is a series of politically charged videos that satirize the conventions of the television soap opera. His work has been included in exhibitions Frequency at the Studio Museum in Harlem, Prospect.1 New Orleans, 30 Americans, Rubell Family Collection, MoMA PS1 Greater New York, At Home/Not At Home: Works from the Collection of Martin and Rebecca Eisenberg, Hessel Museum of Art, Bard College. His work is in the public collections at The Studio Museum in Harlem, Whitney Museum of Art, and Museum of Modern Art. In summer 2010, Linzy appeared on the long running ABC soap opera General Hospital alongside James Franco in a storyline that incorporated performance art. In 2011, he was featured in the production Four Saints in Three Acts: An Opera Installation presented by San Francisco Museum of Modern Art and Yerba Beuna Center.

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