The Rubin Foundation Presents “Performance-in-Place: Disappearing Acts @ 50 by LaTasha N. Nevada Diggs

Visual Arts

Disappearing Acts @ 50
by LaTasha N. Nevada Diggs

Tuesday, September 22, 2020
6 to 7pm EST

This event will be held on Zoom


LaTasha N. Nevada Diggs is a writer, vocalist and sound artist who performed disappearing acts in 2018 at The 8th Floor. For Performance-In-Place, Diggs revisits her 2018 spoken word piece, commenting on feminism and misogyny – in the time of COVID – through a meditation comprised of found text, song lyrics, and multiple languages. This performance features Algerian dancer and North African dance educator Esraa Warda. In her poetry, Diggs ruminates on the erasure that black and brown female bodies (of advanced years) encounter within society, the temporal nature of identity, and what it means to be a woman of color entering her 50s.

Access Information: This performance includes live ASL interpretation and captioning.

A writer, vocalist and performance/sound artist, LaTasha N. Nevada Diggs is the author of TwERK (Belladonna, 2013). Diggs has presented and performed at California Institute of the Arts, El Museo del Barrio, The Museum of Modern Art, and Walker Art Center and at festivals including: Explore the North Festival, Leeuwarden, Netherlands; Hekayeh Festival, Abu Dhabi; International Poetry Festival of Copenhagen; Ocean Space, Venice; International Poetry Festival of Romania; Question of Will, Slovakia; Poesiefestival, Berlin;  and the 2015 Venice Biennale.  As an independent curator, artistic director, and producer, Diggs has presented events for BAMCafé, Black Rock Coalition, El Museo del Barrio, Lincoln Center Out of Doors, and the David Rubenstein Atrium.  Diggs has received a 2020 C.D. Wright Award for Poetry from the Foundation of Contemporary Art, a Whiting Award (2016) and a National Endowment for the Arts Literature Fellowship (2015), as well as grants and fellowships from Cave Canem, Creative Capital, New York Foundation for the Arts, and the U.S.-Japan Friendship Commission, among others. She lives in Harlem.

Contact: Abby Addams