black beyond presents _origins ✨👁 a virtual, collaborative experience that serves as an ode to Black femmes, womxn, gender non-conforming and beyond.
This four-day event will begin on June 17th, 2021 leading into the Juneteenth weekend.
Each day will feature workshops, talks, performances, and a new media art exhibition in a virtual gallery space hosted by New Art City.
black beyond _origins is organized in partnership with New Art City (@newart.city), Olamina Faction at Parsons School of Design, The New School USS (@tns_uss), Decoding Stigma (@decodingstigma) and Beverly's NYC (@beverlysnyc)
CURATORIAL STATEMENT In reference to Legacy Russell's Glitch Feminism, we choose to stay alive, against all odds, because our lives matter. We choose to support one another in living, as an act of world building.
_origins is an ode to Black femmes, womxn, gender non-conforming and beyond.
It is future through art as practice. A liminal space of restoration. The non-linear orbit, resisting violent erasure.
_origins asks what is preservation? Where is restoration? How do we uplift Black femmes? How do we find collective healing amidst the apocalypse? How do we reimagine mythologies to redefine our state of being? An alternate reality to reclaim our sacred energy? Where is the Black femme paradise?
_origins reasserts time into virtual space to reclaim our power through conversations, workshops, art and sound rituals. Activating a site of embodied thinking, healing and world building.