para//el performance space
104 messerole street
saturday nov 9
185 ABEEL STREET
SATURDAY, DECEMBER 7
FEATURING LIVE PERCUSSION
BY FORMER JIMMI HENDRIX
BAND MEMBER, JUMA SULTAN
$10 - $15 SLIDING SCALE
For this performance, I will use mugwort as a plant ally to create a ritual of protection and inspiration to help us continue to dream up, create and manifest the world we want to live in. For me, that is a world without punitive, oppressive, and inhuman systems. Part of the revolutionary process, the activisms that make the radical voice heard, includes things like community, rest and ritual.
During the performance, I will ritualistically sweep folks down (with consent) with branches of mugwort so that you can smell it, breathe it and become familiar with its energy. I will be offering a mugwort "anointing" if you will, to help bring forward those deep dreams we've repressed, because we need them now. We need the most expressive, flawed, beautiful parts of ourselves to come forward. Mugwort and I are here to give you a boost.
Plus, I'll give little mugwort smudge bundles to all the folks who come up to get anointed.
Bioculturealities Symposium and Performance Festival
2020 date to be announced
Carondelet, St Louis
MARSH (Materializing & Activating Radical Social Habitus) is a bio-cultural laboratory located in Carondelet, St. Louis, MO. MARSH is a laboratory site for practical research into and as forms-of-life (habitus) both cultural and biotic. Where our (in)human bodies entangle, at an identified site/situation from which our embodiments and social bodilies can be seen to emerge, performativities are both compulsory and intentional, conditioned and designed.
This symposium and festival will ask and address inquiries such as: How do we intervene in and materialize ourselves and each other, our diverse and speciated directives, our multiplicit and shared eco-and-cultural-logics? How do we inhabit and materialize “realities” through difference, (in)decision, (e)motion, conception, collaboration, and meaning-making?
Open to the public across the week, full schedule to be announced soon. Participating Artists and Organzations: Beatriz Albuquerque, Michael Allen, Cyprus Atlas, Jessica Baran (+Nathaniel Farrell, TBA), Lorene Bouboushian, Shawn Escarciga, Maxi Glamour + Qu’art Cohort, Nicole Goodwin, Simone Johnson, Heather Kapplow, Sierra Ortega, Allana Ross,
Jaguar Mary X (+ TBA!)