Elisabeth Efua Sutherland’s performance, Black Noise, explores black as a lament, colour and meditation. Using sound, movement, and simple interactivity, Sutherland, together with eight fellow performers, incorporates components of contemporary, modern, and traditional Ghanaian dance, with song and spoken word in English and Twi, an Akan dialect.
Sutherland works across theatre and performance and utilises interactivity, video, sculpture and texture in the making of her performances. She is interested in the way culture can shape identity and development, and the impact that active cultural curation plays in the shaping of both individual and national thoughts.
Her recent exhibitions include Deverb; The Interstice Project Phase II: Black Box, Terra Alta, Accra and Americans 2017, 89Plus, LUMA Westbau, Zurich. Sutherland has held residencies at the Google Cultural Institute, Paris (2016); Villa Empain, Brussels and the Harn Museum of Art, University of Florida (2017). Sutherland is also the Artistic Director of the Accra Theatre Workshop.
The performance is co-presented by The Museum of African Contemporary Art Al Maaden (MACAAL), Gallery 1957 and 1-54.
Kempinski Hotel Gold Coast City
PMB 66 – Ministries
Gamel Abdul Nasser Avenue
Ridge – Accra
Al Maaden, Sidi Youssef