Artworks
Performance
33 minutes
2013
Performance
15 minutes
2014
Performance
8 weeks
2013
Dance, Performance
2013
Performance
2 hours
2012
Dance
20 minutes
2012
Performative Lecture
20 minutes
2012
Participatory Performance
4 hours
2011

Activity

  • All my life, I have not only been Black, but more so, Not Black Enough. Before I was born, my white mother knew that the result of coupling with A Black Man could only lead to the kind of contamination her already socially-disgraced body had come to accept: A tiny, yellow infant she wouldn’t be allowed to hold, much less keep, known as An Adoptable Black Infant. Being Black but Not Black Enough in this context was certainly an advantage, as it made me attractive to a stable, healthy, loving wh…
  • won’t you celebrate with me / what I have shaped into / a kind of life? —Lucille Clifton, “won’t you celebrate with me” What I write and how I write is done in order to save my own life. —Barbara Christian, “The Race for Theory” For Mama, whose pain is unrelenting, but who bears it with more grace than we deserve. For Alyssa, in the hospital right now. For Sweet, who is awaiting the news. For Connie, who got three kids and only herself to carry the load. For Carmea and Tyrhonda, …
  • “If we had not survived and triumphed, there would not be a Black American alive.”[1]  —James Baldwin   "Black people have as their unique and true object blackness envisioned in itself and for itself."[2] —X In the quote above from James Baldwin’s essay “On Being ‘White’...And Other Lies”, Blackness can be read as either epilogue or interlude to an old book that many Americans have finally got around to reading but stopped short of finishing…having understood just enough t…
  • “If we had not survived and triumphed, there would not be a Black American alive.”[1]  —James Baldwin   "Black people have as their unique and true object blackness envisioned in itself and for itself."[2] —X In the quote above from James Baldwin’s essay “On Being ‘White’...And Other Lies”, Blackness can be read as either epilogue or interlude to an old book that many Americans have finally got around to reading but stopped short of finishing…having understood just enough t…
  • “If we had not survived and triumphed, there would not be a Black American alive.”[1]  —James Baldwin   "Black people have as their unique and true object blackness envisioned in itself and for itself."[2] —X In the quote above from James Baldwin’s essay “On Being ‘White’...And Other Lies”, Blackness can be read as either epilogue or interlude to an old book that many Americans have finally got around to reading but stopped short of finishing…having understood just enough t…
  • “I hear the storm.”—Aimé Césaire, Discourse On Colonialism “I can always hear somebody running”—Fred Moten It came in mud and storm. It came while something was being wrecked. Uptown Minneapolis, MN. In evening. Dark. This place where everything was billowing. A colleague and homie, Selah Michele, and I were talking medicine and other-world-making, trying to come to terms. We were getting coffee. Discussing the use of organizing. Of kinship. The ongoingness of the non-phenomenal. T…
  • Mn Artists is seeking proposals from Minnesota-based artists of all disciplines to serve as “guest curators” for three one-night events at the Walker Art Center: May 2, August 29, and November 7, 2019. Guest artists will propose a central topic, idea, theme or question arising from their artistic practice or research. Guest curators will then work with Mn Artists and Walker staff to conceptualize and produce a multi-faceted event that activates their idea. Events can combine components inc…
  • “I hear the storm.”—Aimé Césaire, Discourse On Colonialism “I can always hear somebody running”—Fred Moten It came in mud and storm. It came while something was being wrecked. Uptown Minneapolis, MN. In evening. Dark. This place where everything was billowing. A colleague and homie, Selah Michele, and I were talking medicine and other-world-making, trying to come to terms. We were getting coffee. Discussing the use of organizing. Of kinship. The ongoingness of the non-phenomenal. T…
  • “I hear the storm.”—Aimé Césaire, Discourse On Colonialism “I can always hear somebody running”—Fred Moten   It came in mud and storm. It came while something was being wrecked. Uptown Minneapolis, MN. In evening. Dark. This place where everything was billowing. A colleague and homie, Selah Michele, and I were talking medicine and other-world-making, trying to come to terms. We were getting coffee. Discussing the use of organizing. Of kinship. The ongoingness of the non-phenomenal…
  • Mn Artists is seeking proposals from Minnesota-based artists of all disciplines to serve as “guest curators” for three one-night events at the Walker Art Center: May 2, August 29, and November 7, 2019. Guest artists will propose a central topic, idea, theme or question arising from their artistic practice or research. Guest curators will then work with Mn Artists and Walker staff to conceptualize and produce a multi-faceted event that activates their idea. Events can combine components inc…