BILONGO LILA: Nobody Dies in a Foretold War
Mills College Greek Amphitheater
Performance,video, original sound composition
52 minutes ~ for full video click here.

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BILONGO LILA is a performance which debuted on May 27, 2017 at the Mills College Greek Amphitheater.

This performance fleshes out the slow ecological decline of earth, which leads to both a traumatic break in historical continuity and an opportunity for cultural rebirth for those that remain. This work is dually concerned with examining white patriarchy and late technological capitalism, and how both have advanced the conditions evidenced in climate change.

The two-act performance renders our new earth into a corrupted but thriving ecosystem, one that is digital while also being organic and unknowable. Through video, dance and music—ranging from experimental improvisation to pop interventions—the work serves as a journey through desolate shores, impossible ecology, mutants, and ruined cities, eventually culminating in a visitation from three future deities inspired by Santeria’s Orishas.

Matthew Gonzalez Kirkland
Honor Lacin
Helena Martinez Bravo
Sean Nieves Quiñones
Kim Nucci
Kevin Schwenkler

Jennifer Gerry
Stephanie Hewett
Bhumi Patel

Performers in projected video:
Patrick Hilman
Saturn Rising
Cristina Victor
Gary Walker

Videographer: Tyler McPherron
Recordist: Brendan Glasser