J. Bouey Dance Projects

S A T U R N: A Revelation
Artistic Discipline: Dance
Category: Brooklyn Arts Fund
Grant Year: 2023
Location: Brownsville

S A T U R N: A Revelation is a reverse time capsule radio broadcast hosted by Mx. Black Copper with DJ NYX from the year 2220, when humanity is at the precipice of abolishing all systems of oppression. During the broadcast, we see Mx. Black Copper waacking to songs of liberation interwoven with the conjured discussions of ancestors from 2023 reflecting on their responsibility to leave behind a healthy global ecology for their descendants. Conceived by dance artist J. Bouey, S A T U R N: A Revelation is an immersive dance performance installation, direct action for community support, and multi-camera live broadcast exploring the question: what are we responsible for once we abolish all systems of oppression? This hologram-like radio show, with environmental projection mapping and multiple points of view, is magically performed in real time through the Live Performance Camera Obscura designed by George Del Barrio, paired with a live broadcast film experience by MIDHEAVEN Network + Studio. The Performance Obscura allows for larger-than-life images of performers dancing within an enclosed space to be projected onto the walls, floors, ceilings, and screens installed in the performance space at the speed of light.

Photo by Rachel Keane, 2023