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“Here Now” - An artist’s journey from Zimbabwe to America via London

July 20, 2017
7:00 pm

“Here now” is a multimedia performance by Zimbabwean artist Victor Mavedzenge as a fund raiser for the Berkeley Drop in Center. The performance includes vivid memories of childhood from growing up in colonial Zimbabwe to the cold streets of London where he studied and finally to America where he now lives and works. Through a theatrical poetry performance with a projection of his visual art as a backdrop, Victor takes the audience on an emotional psychological melancholic journey. The guest artist is the renowned Jazz Poet Charles Curtis Blackwell who delivers a lively often hilarious but poignant performance. There will also be a 30-minute discussion before the performance as Victor introduces Members of the Berkeley Drop -in Center for whom 50% of the proceeds of the night from the door and sale of Victor's Art and poetry collection “Here now”. Victor’s art is a collection of abstract impressions. They are inspired by Victor’s personal journey, contemplating from afar the cultural and political turmoil of his native Zimbabwe, living abroad and adapting to differing cultures. The artwork essentially becomes a comment on the subject of home and belonging. His work is characterized by vivid color, broken surfaces, and movement. As a performance artist, Victor infuses poetry, storytelling, and comedy creating a visceral experience that appeals to the human condition. To see Victor’s work and poetry, please visit his website http://www.mavedzenge.com

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