Performa and the Pulitzer Arts Foundation have joined together to live stream a performance that was originally programmed as part of the exhibition Terry Adkins: Resounding, which has been postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Founded in 1986 by American artist Terry Adkins (1953-2014), the Lone Wolf Recital Corps is a rotating collective of multidisciplinary artists and musicians who activate his signature “recitals,” ensembles of sculptures, environments, and performances in homage to under-represented historical figures. This performance features Adkins’s masked alter-ego Blanche Bruce and is organized by Corps members Clifford Owens and Kamau Amu Patton. Together, they will present a joint meditation on two of the Corps’s earliest scores from 1987, Second Mind and Alto Age. Owens will perform live in his apartment in New York, and Patton will be working simultaneously with prerecorded sound and video from his studio in Chicago.
The global audience is invited to join Radical Broadcast, Performa’s live performance space, via Performa’s website. Radical Broadcast, established in 2019, streams newly commissioned work, live-streamed performances, material from the Performa Archives, and curated ‘exhibitions’ of both historical and new work of artists working live across media.