Transitional Artist Statements

Transitional Artist Statements

may 2, 2016

 

Artist/Choreographer/Performer/Educator/Black/Queer/Subversive/Patient/Trickster-ish/Mythological/Anthropological/Rigorous/Athletic

 

How to be a fabulous creature….  How to delight in being this magical beast…  How to delight while also resisting/refuting/ignoring the historical creaturification of this body, my body, this black, male body… How to be a flying, spitting, fucking, magic-making creature – a centaur – a fairy – a queer ass fairy… How to be a creature, clawed and furry and four-legged, then standing up on two legs in low-rise jean shorts or pastel neo-bellbottoms and a silver dashiki to shake your hand and look into your eyes before I start licking your face before I tenderly claw at the skin on your chest with a watchful gaze because I am not yet sure whether you are friend or foe and I need to pay attention to figure out…  How to be a creature, fully – moving at the glacial pace of nature – moving at the speed of reflexes… How to be a creature, or maybe an alien, or android – and how to let you see how well you can know me…