rite riot

Nora Chipaumire: rite riot

Nora Chipaumire: rite riot

Nora Chipaumire: rite riot
Crossing the Line, 2012 (premier)

The genesis of rite riot began with Chipaumire’s fascination with the The Rite of Spring and the role it played in the European art movement known as ‘Primitivism’ and the exploration of the notion of sacrificial offering. Chipaumire’s rite riot also explores the contemporary demands for sacrifice in various elements of society, with a focus on challenging the colonial perspective of the original work and the assumptions of age, social status, and vulnerability that defined the sacrificial victim.

Collaborators: Nora Chipaumire, Teju Cole, Philip White, Peter Born

Press:

NYTimes