JAMES ALLISTER SPRANG

Presented by Baryshnikov Arts

SEPTEMBER 25–30, 2023
MON–SAT AT 7PM

World Premiere
Baryshnikov Arts Center
Howard Gilman Performance Space

REST WITHIN THE WAKE

The son of Caribbean immigrants, James Allister Sprang considers his relationship to Caribbean Diasporic timelines while weaving together multimedia work to create formal calls and responses that echo Black storytelling traditions. His work is informed by the Black interior as well as radical, technological, and experimental performance histories. His somatic audiovisual experience Rest Within the Wake features a monumental projection of cyanotype paper weavings accompanied by an orchestral spiritual jazz composition written for 17 instruments while 60 feet beneath the surface of the Caribbean Sea. Utilizing 4DSound, a new spatial sound technology, Rest Within the Wake invites us to listen deeply while welcoming our own bodies, our ancestors, our traumas, our pain, our longings, visions, and dreams.