INCHOATE BUZZ Fernanda Muñoz-Newsome
Artist and choreographer Fernanda Muñoz-Newsome presents INCHOATE BUZZ, featuring works and performances by invited artists. An immersive work that invites audiences into sensorial experiencing, tuning to perception, touch, voice and sensation.
INCHOATE BUZZ is an ongoing project conceived by choreographer and dance artist Fernanda Muñoz-Newsome, merging the artist’s practices of performance, collaboration and curation. This iteration will feature performances by Fernanda Muñoz-Newsome and invited artists SERAFINE1369, Eve Stainton and Isabel Rosa Muñoz-Newsome. Core collaborators are sound designer/ new media artist Josh Anio Grigg, artist and researcher India Harvey and light designer Charlie Hope who create an immersive sensorial environment.
INCHOATE BUZZ explores relational presence with our environments and each other, re-orientating amongst performance, music, sculptural soft objects and somatic practices. Audiences are invited into a sensorial space traversing different qualities of liveness through sensory perception, voice and movement.
INCHOATE BUZZ will tour to Tramway, Glasgow for a one night performance on the 21st April from 7pm.
Concept and curation: Fernanda Muñoz-Newsome
INCHOATE BUZZ choreography, performance and facilitation: Fernanda Muñoz-Newsome
Live works: Fernanda Muñoz-Newsome, SERAFINE1369, Isabel Muñoz-Newsome, Eve Stainton
Lighting design: Charlie Hope
Sound Design: Josh Anio Grigg
Set design: India Harvey
Producer: Eve Veglio-Hüner
Costume for Fernanda: Jawara Alleyne
Invited Artists 2023
SERAFINE1369 is a self-produced mixed media artist, performer, writer and researcher working with dancing as a philosophical undertaking, a political project with ethical psycho-spiritual ramifications for being-in-the-world; dancing as intimate technology. In tune with this, their methodology is intuitive and many-headed. Their work is choreographic and uses (de)composition as a state of cycling and crumbling towards the stark expressive utterances of the minutiae of sensing.
SERAFINE1369 is busy with propositions and practices – of dancing, spatial arrangement, sonics and modes of receiving – that counter the tendency towards compression, inflammation and alienation, invited by life in the hostile architectures of the metropolis.
Eve Stainton is an artist interested in the politics of uncodeable queer presence and its intersections with race and class. They create multi-disciplinary performance worlds that hold movement practices, digital collage, welded steel, and other invisible forces like waves, imagination and drama. These forms work together to create live ecologies that are discordant, multi-layered and psychedelic. Stainton is interested in the production of conflicting states and textures to unravel essentialist thinking, with intent to create more expansive understandings of the lesbian identity, non-gender/variance, and perceptions of the ‘real’.
Notable presentations include: New commission ‘Dykegeist’ for ICA (2021), Close Encounters Copenhagen, curated by Cedric Fauq (2021), Venice Biennale performance programme with Florence Peake (2019), Block Universe (UK), The Place (UK), Nottingham Contemporary (UK), Crac Occitanie (FR), Sadler’s Wells Lilian Baylis (UK), La Becque (SE), LCMF (UK), CCA Glasgow (UK), Tangente (CA).
Fernanda Muñoz-Newsome’s practice involves dancing / voicing / collaboration as imaginative/political gesture and divination space, working as an artist, performer and facilitator presenting in institutions, alternative spaces and clubs. Her focus in creating immersive works comes from a desire to explore experiential-somatic practices with audiences and to embrace different kinds of experiencing / neurodivergence, challenging traditional performance set-ups. She is interested in creating work which shifts perspectives, crafting queer spaces of potential and potency, care and humour.
In 2019 she received a Jerwood New Work Fund and curated a Wild Card at Sadlers Wells where INCHOATE BUZZ premiered. She received a recent Live Art Commission from Roberts Institute of Art, 2022. Presenting works at Nottingham Contemporary (2021), ICA (2020), E-Werk Luckenwalde (2019), Block Universe (2019), Sadlers Wells (2019), RIA (2018), Palais de Tokyo (2018), Siobhan Davies Studios (2017), TATE (2017) and Barbican (2015) amongst others.
11/09/2021, LET THE BODY, Fernanda Muñoz-Newsome
Nottingham Contemporary, Nottingham