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The Lone Wolf Recital Corps is a rotating collective of multidisciplinary artists and musicians founded in 1986 by American artist Terry Adkins (1953–2014). To accompany Terry Adkins: Resounding, Corps members Blanche Bruce, Clifford Owens, and Kamau Amu Patton will enact a series of multimedia performances that incorporate live music, video, spoken word, sculpture, and costumed choreographed movement. Termed “recitals” by Adkins, these ensembles of objects, environments, and performances call attention to underrepresented historical figures. Each evening will feature three unique performances that span the Corps’s legacy.

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Friday, April 17 will include two immersive, improvisational experiences—Amun, the Unseen Legends and Atum (Honey from a Flower Named Blue)—that were first performed by Adkins in collaboration with Patton. These performances were created around the same time as Nenuphar, the last recital that Adkins completed before his death which examines the lives of African-American scientist George Washington Carver and French conceptual artist Yves Klein. The evening will conclude with the performance of Postlude (Corpus Specere), a provocative reflection on racial injustice that meditates on W.E.B. Du Bois’s activism and anti-lynching campaign.

Saturday, April 18 will restage Second Mind and Alto Age, two of the earliest performances created by Adkins after founding the Corps. The final performance of the evening, Luxor Solo (Mystical Score for the Ghost of Bud Powell), is a score that was written by Adkins in commemoration of pioneering American bebop pianist Bud Powell and performed by Owens in 2012 as a part of his Anthology exhibition at MoMA PS1.

Bruce, Owens, and Patton will be accompanied by Baba Badji, Ted Brookins, Theo Harden, Kwanae Johnson, Kaleb Kirby, Kendrick Smith, and Micah Walker. This event is free to attend but space is limited; early arrival is encouraged.

 

Fri, Apr 17
7–9pm

Amun, the Unseen Legends (2013)
Atum (Honey from a Flower Named Blue) (2012)
Postlude (Corpus Specere) (2010)

Sat, Apr 18
7–9pm

Second Mind (1987)
Alto Age (1987)
Luxor Solo (Mystical Score for the Ghost of Bud Powell) (2012)

 

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