Collaboration w/ ES.WEX Part of "Criminalize This!" Exhibit Amos Eno Gallery July 26, 2019 This piece explores the ways in which our Criminal Legal System and our society at large criminalizes our bodies, especially marginalized queer femme bodies. Through a combination of live looping, electronic musical story-telling, and movement the piece questions the concept of safety: who has the right to define it and experience it. Who is inherently deemed as unsafe? Who is our system built for and who was it designed to benefit? Therefore, who was it designed to alienate and push out? The piece takes the audience on a journey through the physical and psychological oppression of our current system, grieving the losses experienced at its hands, into a space of reimagining, breaking down what exists to create space for something new. This is still a work in progress!
This evening of performances is held to bring a performative dimension to 'CRIMINALIZE THIS!' an exhibition about The Social Policing of Gender and the Criminalization of Queerness, co-curated by Mary Gagler and Lorenzo Triburgo.