Guest Performance revenge body politics (the repo man sings for you, the speaking implement reads for filth)

Not This, performance essay 2018 © Not This, performance essay 2018


Goethe-Institut New York

30 Irving Place
New York, NY 10003

Join us as we open Devin Kenny’s new multimedia exhibition with a live performance at Goethe-Institut New York, in-collaboration with False Witness, Dreamcrusher, and Vyle.

Kenny’s exhibition, part of The Agency for Legal Imagination at Ludlow 38, looks at confrontations of art and law, revolving around the intersection of Blackness with an assumed criminality. It directs its investigation toward the use of law and legal apparatuses to oppress, exemplified in extrajudicial killing, undue incarceration, and other injustices. Considered through the lens of what Orlando Patterson terms ‘social death’, Kenny’s exhibition explores affective spaces created by this state of being and cultural forms that accompany it: from police challenge coins, to street fashion, music and more.