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WS, a longer super nova

Digital screenings June 12 - 26


8 p.m. Eastern / 5 p.m. Pacific

A digital screening as part of the 2021 River To River Festival, presented by Lower Manhattan Cultural Council. Directed by Arthur Jafa and produced by Nanette Nelms.

WS, a longer super nova
WS, a longer super nova. Image courtesy of Arthur Jafa.

Arthur Jafa separates sound from image, only to collide them, forcing both eye and ear to find their balance in heart connection. In his WS, a longer super nova, Jafa gives us a glimpse into the genius mind of Jazz Master Wayne Shorter being his inimitable stream of conscious self. Jafa records an ongoing and intimately wild conversation between Mestre Shorter and jazz force esperanza spalding.

The conversation takes place the Gehry Residence, a famously deconstructed habitable art space. WS, a longer super nova, a slice of life profile, a blues haiku, captures the dark matter entity that is Wayne Shorter. 

Presented in partnership with The Clemente Soto Vélez Cultural & Educational Center and The Broad Stage.

The digital screening will be accompanied by a filmed conversation between Wayne Shorter, esperanza spalding, Greg Tate, and Craig Street.

Select digital streaming dates on June 12, 17, and 24 at 8 pm; June 19 and 26 at 3 pm, exclusively on 

Runtime: 28 minutes

RSVP above or here for a link to screening:

2021 River To River Festival, presented by Lower Manhattan Cultural Council