“The Church says: the body is a sin. Science says: the body is a machine. Advertising says: The body is a business.
The Body says: I am a fiesta.”
~ Eduardo Galeano
This stuff is my current research, obsession, and nerd vortex. This has been my little slice of questioning while my community has been held up in a huge conroversy over language, issues of cultural appropriation, and where to go from here. It has unearthed more questions, and only eliminated answers. Mostly though, I am interested in the arts and traditions of marginalized peoples across history, and why it is that so many of these communities have had such tremendous influence over so much of what is still most enduring today. I am intersted in how we can right the wrongs of eracism and decolonize our approach to art making. I am interested in repairing the broken histories of music and movement lineages and pointing back to them as sources of what movements we hold dear today.
Here's a little taste of where I am sitting with all of this these days:
(sorry I talk so fast in this video!)
I am but a world, some flesh and bones to keep it in.