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Akoma: Jlin and Florence To


  • Archive, Upcoming Work-in-Progress: Live Music + Video

  • Saturday, February 18, 2023
  • $15 Members
    $32 Advance
    $42 Day of
    $59 Preferred
  • Hunter Center

Jlin, who Pitchfork calls “a producer at the vanguard of electronic music who makes tracks that pulse with a quick and steady heartbeat,” and the multidisciplinary artist Florence To will be in residence creating their new collaborative project, Akoma, a work-in-progress concert/installation they will preview to the world for the first time right here.

Akoma is a symbolic presence of heart and drum, a rebirth that is rarely seamless, embarking on a journey through multiple realms and spaces. We are collaborating on a rhythmic conversation in which sound and light will create a resonance that absorbs and brings energy into the space. This constant motion of expression leaves moments of delicate shifts while exhibiting modes of control and unpredictability. Balance, erraticness, and fluidity require a consistent state of patience while working against the counterbalance of instability. The installation performance is a creation of intentional action and loss of flow, maintaining a balance similar to how human bodies raise questions about which rhythms we want to keep hidden. – Jlin & Florence To

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  • This performance is general admission seating and will take place inside MASS MoCA’s Hunter Center. Masks are required during the performance, except while eating and drinking.
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Planning on dinner before the show? Check out restaurants in downtown North Adams or find a nosh right here on campus: Bright Ideas Brewing or Lickety Split Cafe. A full bar serves Bright Ideas Brewing beers and Berkshire Mountain Distillery spirits.