JOAT Art highlights cultural artists who have an artistic practice in visual arts. JOAT Art allows you to see the creative process behind the works of an artist chosen for the edition.
The collective art exhibition HYBRID(X) introduces the public to the culture and universe of street dance through various media and art forms.
As part of JOAT Festival, HYBRID(X) presents the works of five renowned multidisciplinary artists from the street dance community. The artworks and installations create an immersive experience ranging from photography to multimedia, audio-visual and digital works.
ERIC CHEUNG and SEBASTIAN PALENCIA
Curation & Artistic Direction Frederique PAX Dumas.
Produced by A.MXSE.
In coproduction with Jack Of All Trades and Danse Danse.
Wednesday, August 31 6:00 – 9:00 P.M. – Vernissage
Thursday, September 1 4:00 – 8:00 P.M.
Friday, September 2 4:00 – 8:00 P.M.
Saturday, September 3 12:00 – 8:00 P.M.
Sunday, September 4 12:00 – 8:00 P.M.
Monday, September 5 4:00 – 8:00 P.M.
Tuesday, September 6 4:00 – 8:00 P.M.
Eric Cheung is a second-generation Chinese Canadian contemporary / street dance artist based in so-called Vancouver on the unceded territories of the xwməθkwəyə̓ m, Skwxwú7mesh and Səlí̓lwətaʔ/Selilwitulh Nations. He explores different mediums to expand the boundaries of street dance in film, theatre, new media, fashion, and Virtual Reality (VR). Eric is most notably known for his film entitled E_GO, which reached international acclaim in film festivals, receiving a Vimeo Staff pick, Nowness and Booooooom feature. Eric is currently pursuing dance in VR in collaboration with the Museum of Other Realities (MoR).
Sebastian Palencia is a self-taught photographer and designer currently based in Vancouver. His work strives to explore the complexity of individuals and find visceral beauty in different forms. In his early days, he remembered and used photography as a way to document ephemeral moments. He has learned to integrate these moments along the way to create engaging images. The process of his work is intuitive and feeling based, explored in more detail in post production. He would describe his work as similar to memory encoding, like how humans develop and store memories; his photographs and drawings are essentially transformed into tangible memories that capture raw moments of emotion. These memories are fond, distorted, meaningful, random, nostalgic and sometimes forgotten, but all have meaning.
Nubian Néné is a well-versed dancer/choreographer who finds inspiration weaving the street/ club dances she’s practiced for over 20 years to create her unique style and approach. Her ability to expand into a producer, a creative director, a curator, and a teacher, makes her an asset to any project. Her dance company A Lady in the House is created in 2013 and has presented a dozen of pieces for festivals such as LOHH, Harlem Stage, & INSITU. She’s the founder of Waack Bazaar, a festival dedicated to the Waacking & House cultures, and Glasses & Laces, a blog space to express and challenge the status quo. Most recently, she tours with the BBOYIZM DANCE COMPANY as a principal dancer in the piece IN MY BODY. Nubian Néné is inspired by multidisciplinary artists, her obsession with visual art is pushing her to develop a new work identity, bridging her performative and visual artistry, and bringing it to new heights.
Frédérique PAX Dumas is a performing artist and multidisciplinary creator. She has been an innovator of the hip hop & street dance community locally and internationally. Her work has been presented on various platforms, notably at the V&A museum (London,U.K). In 2018, she founded A.MXSE, whose mission is to showcase culture and art through various artistic mediums. Her many areas of interest include dance, design, film and digital media. She is continuously committed to education and community building, focused on creating platforms for self expression.
Frankie Perez is a New York & Montreal based Dominican American artist whose visual identity is informed by his background as a world class breakdancer. His practice is a form of dreaming out loud that shifts between dance, photography, and filmmaking in which each medium feeds one another. The way he moves can be considered complex. Complexity turns into a process oriented style of imagery steeped in colour, grit, and an embrace of mistakes. That process finds its way into the films he writes and directs that explore themes about art as a form of obsession. His attitude towards creating lies in looking at different types of subject matter from all those points of view with an intention to bring more life, more value, more beauty, more freedom, and more scrutiny to the way things were before his work was experienced. Insight from disruption and meaning within a hyperconnected world is what he hopes an observer may gain from appreciating what he creates.