The second online Liquid Club joined David Zink Yi on a journey through his multi-disciplinary practice, exploring the qualities of Afro-Cuban musical tradition and the principle of polyrhythms - the effect produced when two or more simultaneous rhythms are played together, reflecting multiple dynamic constructions of identity that counter binary positions. Together, we looked at Zink Yi’s past, present and future projects spanning sound and performance, and investigated different forms of knowing the world, celebrating the experiential, expressive, multisensory, temporal, affective and somatic.
Featuring special guest author, art historian and documentary filmmaker, Ben Lewis, Liquid Club #12 aimed to deepen our understanding of the power of performance, and the role of ritual and community in the development of a musical practice.
David Zink Yi (b. 1973, Lima, Peru) lives and works in Berlin, Germany. Best known for his multi-channel video installations, many of which revolve around the experience of music, Zink Yi’s varied practice comprises of film, photography, sculpture, performance and ceramics. Building on the principles inherent to the Afro-Cuban music tradition, Zink Yi places his focus on the performative strength and interaction of the protagonists, framing the body as a medium of expression and space of resonance.