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Friday, October 27, 2017

In Context: Buffer

Xavier Cha, 2017 Harkness Foundation Artist in Residence at the BAM Fisher, brings her perception-altering new work, Buffer, to the 2017 Next Wave Festival. Part of Performa 17, Buffer lays bare the intimate yet alienated relationships we have with the bodies on our screens.

Context is everything, so get even closer to the production with this curated selection of related articles and videos. After you've attended the show, let us know what you thought by posting in the comments below and on social media using #BAMNextWave.

Program Notes

Buffer (coming soon!)


The Artist Exploring Our Digital Existence (The Cut)
Xavier Cha would love the opportunity to speak to a dolphin or a whale, and would also like to be trapped in an elevator with Angela Davis. Other things, she’s less sure about.

Juliana Huxtable: A Transgressive Artist Finds Her Voice (The New York Times)
Buffer librettist Juliana Huxtable on growing up different, the gay male-centrism of club culture, and more, in the Times’ “9 Young New Yorkers Poised for Creative Greatness.”
Watch & Listen

UPTOWN Studio: Cassandra Freeman Talks Working w/Spike Lee & The Art of Acting (UPTOWN Studio)
Actor Cassandra Freeman on August Wilson, actor training, and the dreams-come-true of working with Spike Lee and Denzel Washington.

Xavier Cha - Abduct | Frieze Films 2015 (YouTube)
Xavier Cha made a bunch of actors deal with a set of directly contradictory emotions for this short film. It’s engrossing and intense.
Xavier Cha: Body Drama (YouTube)
On Xavier Cha’s Body Drama, at the Whitney in 2011.

 Now your turn...

How did you enjoy the show? Likes? Dislikes? Surprises? Tell us what's on your mind in the comments below and on social media using #BAMNextWave.

1 comment:

  1. was too much to think about. I wanted to watch a show that would be purely for entetainment


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