The Art of Luv (Part 5): ROKÉ Cupid
The language of internet-inflected romance—online dating profiles, love letters by internet scammers, how-to dating guides—provide a body of early 21st century sacred love poetry. ROKÉ Cupid is a psychedelic rock opera, light show, and courtship ceremony stitched together from found romantic texts. Three officiants undergo a ritual interrogation and perform an elaborate courtship dance representing the Lover's Quest.
(Part 5): ROKÉ Cupid premiered at the Bushwick Starr in May 2017.