Interweaving Space immersive room installation by Gil Mualem-Doron

& Dance Performance Code Red! Code Red! by Lya Abdou Issa (AKA BlkDimondDance) & Liam King [AKA 7kid]

 

'Interweaving Space' is an immersive room installation that includes a live dance performance, 'Code Red' conflates biodiversity and cultural diversity and the disastrous effects of global warming, climate change, especially in the global south. Initially commissioned by Sussex Wildlife Trust, the work simulates kelp forests, similar to the ones off Sussex shores and in other places around the globe.

 

In contrast to this magical and tranquil environment, the sound and dance move the viewers from there to the space of the environment protests, the inspirational speech by Barbados prime minister Mia Mottley at COP26 and the ensuing climate catastrophe.

 

Lya Abdou Issa is a professional dancer and founder of the movement “ Dance like everyone is watching” in Brighton. Lya ( blkdiamond ) is dancing to challenge all forms of discrimination or anything else that might hold people back from expressing their true selves. Her work aims to make people feel seen and celebrated in public spaces. Whether she is teaching or dancing on her own, her purpose is to spread joy and storytelling through movement. To view more of her work please click here.

 

Liam King, who goes by artist name "7kid", is a 19 year old creative artist from North-West London. He has amassed over 180,000 streams across a variety of platforms with his own music from years 2019-2020 alone. With no recent music put out, he has teased his new album "Chapter 7" to his followers, assuring there will be a body of work released soon. He also helps with creative direction alongside videographers "Faarino" and "BearVisuals", to ensure he has a major role in directing and editing his own work and others.

 

With a musical background from a young age, playing the piano since he was eight, 7kid is able to understand the musical elements that most artists would never consider. This has allowed him to sit alongside producers to develop beats and be involved in a wide range of projects across all genres. 

An extract from Code Red!  performance by Lya Abdou Issa @blkdimondace , music by Liam King,  The Ledward Centre, Brighton Festival 2022 

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Photos of the installation  at Stiftung-Kuenstelrdorf gallery, Schoppingen, Germany, 2022

The Calling [2022]
10:44"

An underwater dance film about global warming, the Greek myth of the Siren the avenges of nature and gender identity. 
 
Concept / Photography / Editing: Gil Mualem-Doron
Preforming: Dimitris Galanakis  
Music: Written by Matthew Wigton, Preformed by The Falls 

The film was selected to be shown at the International Dance Festival, 
Quinzena de Dança de Almada, Portugal.Part of the installation of the project at Stiftung-Kuenstelrdorf gallery, Schoppingen, Germany, 2022

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