Johann DiedrickUnited States
Grants Awarded2016 | Visual Art | Japan
for a three-week collaboration with Kyoto-based sound artist Eisuke Yanagisawa to research the unheard, subtle, and weak sounds of Kyotos soundscape
Lucifer Landing I, a new commission by Jonathan González, is the first in a series of works that conceptualize Blackness and post-anthropocentrism. In Lucifer Landing I, González takes the ideas of poet June Jordan and CHARAS as starting points to create an immersive environment in the VW Dome intended to function as an interactive model for sustainable living. Active in the Lower East Side during the 1970s, CHARAS was a collective founded on the ideas of Buckminster Fuller, proposing geodesic domes as an alternative model for social housing.
ACC alum Johann Diedrick composed music that will be included in an immersive environment inside of MoMA PS1's VW dome.
Jonathan González’s Lucifer Landing II draws intersections between black life and current geopolitical movements to imagine lateralized intimacy on a damaged planet. Informed by concepts championed by June Jordan, Buckminster Fuller and the Lower East Side Nuyorican collective CHARAS, González exhausts mechanisms of the ‘epic’ in human innovation and the theatrical conventions of classical opera to fathom the possibility of living and dying well.
ACC alum Johann Diedrick will be performing original music as part of the theater production.