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This program is supported in part by The New York City Council, Cultural After School Adventures (CASA) Program, the Reva & David Logan Foundation, the Mental Insight Foundation, the Puffin Foundation, and Con Edison
The Art of Luv (Part 5): Swipe Right / ROKÉ Cupid is a cycle of sacred love songs for the era of Internet Romance, a meditation on selfhood and intimacy in a mediated society. Three officiants perform an elaborate courtship ritual inside a kaleidoscopic video tent. The ritual is accompanied by live music and text taken from online dating profiles, internet scams, how-to dating guides, and the works of ecstatic poets. In Swipe Right / ROKÉ Cupid, ROKE attempts to imbue our modern search for love with a forgotten spiritual resonance.