NSF CRXSS PLATFXRM FESTIVAL

SEE THE FUTURE OF STREET CULTURE

Friday 8 and Saturday 9 November at Copeland Gallery in Peckham.

Curated by Artistic Director Ivan Blackstock.

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Platforming the pioneering Street Culture talent shaping today’s cultural landscape, experience a multitude of diverse artists including disruptive embroideress Nicole Chui, contemporary painter Karimah Hassan and NTS Radio DJ AQWEA. 

Also featuring performances from raw conscious rap from London artist LORD APEX, all-female dance crew A.I.M Collective, alternative grime artist M.I.C, innovative spoken word from Manchester artist Isaiah Hull, film from director Jenn Nkiru, plus psychedelic filmmaker Taz Tron Delix and afro-centric filmmaker Akinola Davies Jr.

 The programme includes two special international performances from Nigerian afro beat artist Wavy The Creator. Wavy’s distinctive and unorthodox sound is energising the new wave music scene throughout Africa. 

 Witness a world premiere from Ukrainian dance duo Liza Riabinina and Kate Luzan with a fusion of dance forms including voguing, contortion and Hip Hop, all in heels, in a one-off live performance on Saturday 9 November. 

FULL LINE UP:

8 NOV // 20:00 - 23:00
LIVE PERFORMANCE: A.I.M Collective, AQWEA, Nula, Wavy The Creator + more artists TBA

9 NOV // 19:30 - 00:00
LIVE PERFORMANCE: Isaiah Hull, Liza Riabinina & Kate Luzan, LORD APEX, M.I.C, Wavy The Creator + more artists TBA

THROUGHOUT THE WEEKEND
ART, DIGITAL + FILM: Karimah Hassan, ODD VENTURE, Quentin Deronzier, Serwah Attafuah, Taz Tron Delix, Tracy Sada + more artists TBA
RESIDENT DJ Kofi-M

Jenn Nkiru

Jenn Nkiru

ABOUT

CRXSS PLATFXRM is an arts platform showcasing under the radar Street Culture. We are devoted to supporting innovative artists who work to cross-pollinate their ideas, perspectives and art mediums.

 This year we will see the return of our flagship festival NSF CRXSS PLATFXRM which is curated by artist, choreographer and innovator Ivan Blackstock. In 2018, the festival took place at Copeland Gallery in Peckham. The event consisted of five rooms that featured live performances, art installations, photography and other visual art.

Since our launch in 2016, we have featured and commissioned various artworks by multidisciplinary artists including a series of 3D Gifs by Kate Bones, a female skateboarding short film directed by Naomi Berrio Allen and a promenade live dance performance for Turning Tides Festival choreographed by Kenrick ‘H20’ Sandy MBE.

CRXSS ZINE

To celebrate NSF CRXSS PLATFXRM FESTIVAL 2019, we have launched CRXSS ZINE. This is the go-to space to learn about the latest artists, their scope and diversity, their work and their thinking. CRXSS ZINE also gives you an insight into artists that have collaborated with CRXSS PLATFXRM over the last year and those who will be showcasing their work at NSF CRXSS PLATFXRM FESTIVAL in November.

Here is a preview. To access the full zine, please join our mailing list here.


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Ivan blackstock - Artistic director

Photo Credit - Hanna Hillier

Photo Credit - Hanna Hillier

Peckham born & raised, Ivan Blackstock began his career training at The Place. Ivan soon started working on music videos with artists such as Dizzee Rascal and Neneh Cherry; adverts with brands like Adidas, Reebok and Samsung and television programmes with broadcasters like the BBC.

 After establishing a successful commercial career, Ivan went on to create his own work as well as co-found BirdGang Dance Company. This led to the creation of the critically acclaimed production A Harlem Dream at The Young Vic, where Ivan was appointed Associate Artist.

 Most recently Ivan Blackstock has focused primarily on being an independent artist and creating work via his alter ego SWNSNG. His work can be described as intense, thought- provoking and political dance theatre. Ivan has been presented at events like Sadler’s Well’s Breakin’ Conventional Festival, Latitude Festival and The National Theatre’s outdoor programme.

Ivan Blackstock

 
 

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