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Jen DeNike: Iemanjá. Performance at Art Basel Miami Beach 2011

Jen* DeNike *presents *a* new *performance* piece *’Iemanjá’ *at *Art *Public.* Ritual* life *formed* the *basis *of *most *ancient *cultures *as *a *codification* of *memory *and *the *transmission *of *cultural *values,* yet *few *people* today *understand *the* meaning *and *origins *behind *most *ceremonies.* The *centre *of* Jen DeNike’s the *performance *at *Art *Public *forms *a *star-shaped *sand-castle *on *the *beach, *around* which *seven *women *worship *the *Brazilian* sea*goddess *Iemanjá, *with *dance *and* song. *They *provide *a* platform *for *the *celebration *of* a* live *experiential *space *whose* focus *lies *in *evolving *a* social *relationship *between *the *audience *and *performers, *while* maintaining *a *sense* of *visual *aestheticism *and *spectacle.

More Art Basel Miami Beach 2011 Art Public videos: A Sermon On Art History by Theaster Gates and The Black Monks of Mississippi; Glenn Kaino: Levitating the Fair (The flying Merchant Ship).

Jen DeNike: Iemanjá. Performance at Art Basel Miami Beach 2011. Art Public, Art Basel Miami Beach 2011. December 4, 2011.

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