Join Devin Kenny for a preview of his performance essay ‘dando on our YouTube channel.
‘dando, short for ritardando, means to slow tempo gradually to 20 hertz, the lowest frequency the average human ear can hear. In creating ‘dando (module), Kenny draws from the overlapping histories of chopped and screwed and cumbias rebajadas as well as the 50th year anniversary of the Apollo 13 mission. This audio work borrows from mixtape and deejay culture, podcast tropes, and Kenny’s own performance essay methodology to deliver a surprising combination of found audio, original speech, poetry, and music. Kenny presents ‘dando in honor of the legacies of DJ Screw and GayVapeShark.
About Devin Kenny
Devin Kenny is an interdisciplinary artist, writer, musician, and independent curator living in Houston, Texas. Hailing from the South Side of Chicago, Illinois, he relocated to New York, New York to begin his studies at The Cooper Union. He has since continued his practice through the Bruce High Quality Foundation University (Brooklyn, New York), Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture (Madison, Maine), SOMA Mexico (Mexico City), and the Whitney Independent Study Program (New York, New York), doing collaborations with Triple Canopy, Rhizome, Studio Workout, Temporary Agency and various art and music venues in New York, New York; Chicago, Illinois; Los Angeles California, and elsewhere including: The Kitchen, Recess, Het Roode Bioscoop, REDCAT, MoMA PS1, Freak City, and Performance Space. He received his MFA in 2013 from the New Genres department at the University of California, Los Angeles and is a current fellow at The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston’s Core Program.