Provocations Performance: Paul Rucker
May 3, 4:00 + 7:00 pm // May 4, 3:00 pm
Solo Cello Performance
Paul Rucker is a visual artist, composer, and musician who often combines media, integrating live performance, sound, original compositions and visual art. Rucker’s work Storm in the Time of Shelter appeared in the inaugural “Declaration” show at the ICA, and was recently acquired by the VMFA. Rucker is currently an iCubed Arts Fellow and Assistant Professor at VCU. He is a recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship, Creative Capital Grant, and is a 2018 TED Fellow. For his Provocations performances, he will present the premiere of “400 years: The Fire Next Time”, an original cello performance inspired by the James Baldwin book of the same title, a text which also appears within Rashid Johnson’s “Monument” installation.