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Flux Factory Major Exhibition: where will I be buried*?

July 16 @ 8:00 am - August 22 @ 5:00 pm

The title of the exhibition "where will i be buried" in white letters that look like a reflection, on a rich blue backgroundwhere will I be buried*?
July 17 – August 22
View full exhibition at
wherewillibeburied.com

Curated by Muse Dodd and Catherine Feliz
Concept created in collaboration with Muse Dodd and Jasdeep Kang

Friday July 17, noon: Exhibition Tour on the Flux Factory Instagram
Friday July 17: Exhibition launch at wherewillibeburied.com 
August 8, 3pm EST: Artist Talk

FULL PROGRAM BELOW

where will I be buried? is a whisper, a vigil, a torn photograph in a lovers wallet, a plea. The need to be remembered and honored in our lives and death(s).

Featuring work from over 12 Queer and/or Trans, Black and Indigenous, People of Color (QTBIPOC), where will I be buried*? holds space for artists and audiences from marginalized communities to center ourselves in our mourning, healing and transformations. For QTBIPOC communities the question of where “will I be buried” is not easily answered. How we approach ritual, ceremony and death varies culture to culture, religion to religion and even more so depending on your gender or sexual identity. Too often Black Trans* people are misgendered in their death, a continued violence that started long before the moment of their death. Using death as an entry point the included artists bring dynamic responses to the titular question exploring pleasure, pain, longing and transcendence. 


The work shapes the exhibit into a transformative space that holds conflicting truths at once, understanding that our experiences are uniquely our own. Some artists offer comforting prayers, altars, and song; others document our imagined and contested past and possible futures. This online exhibition features the incredible multimedia work of artists Felicita Felli Maynard, Jessica Lauren Elizabeth Taylor, Nine Yamamoto-Masson, Smita Sen, Brittany J. Camacho, Rox Campbell, Catalina Xavlena, Dillon God Gardner, Monilola Olayemi Ilupeju, Wazina Zondon and Linda Labeija. With workshops and performances led by Vee, Electropapi, olivia ahn, and Karolina Castro.

Curating during COVID and a social uprising has been a challenge. As curators from the communities most impacted by these events we have had to be flexible, creative and patient. What the quarantine has revealed is that not everything translates online but it is our job to make our work more accessible for more people.

Press contact: buried@fluxfactory.org


FULL PROGRAM

To View the Exhibition visit wherewillibeburied.com

JULY 17, noon
Tour of the online exhibition and website on Flux Factory Instagram Live


WORKSHOP – this event has reached capacity
JULY 18, 1pm
 
Set the altar: queer interfaith life, spirituality + identity, presented by olivia ahn
Click here for full details and Registration Link – Zoom link sent upon registration

This is a QTBIPOC (Queer/Trans Black, Indigenous, and/or People of Color) centered space and is intended as an offering specifically for QTBIPOC people.⁣⁣

Set The Altar is a collective tending space where participants are encouraged to honor a god/godess/gxdxx, diety, divinity, saint and/or ancestor that they currently work with in their spiritual and/or religious practice that supports and protects them either in their queer identity or cultural lineage.


FILM SCREENING
JULY 18, 3:15

Muttererde
by Jessica Lauren Elizabeth Taylor
There’s Just Something About Death That Makes Us Dance: The Revival by Rox Campbell

Followed by conversation with filmmaker Rox Campbell and curator Muse Dodd

Click here for full details and Registration link – Zoom link will be sent upon registration
Twitch link: www.twitch.tv/wherewillibeburied


WORKSHOP
JULY 25, 3pm
death becomes us  facilitated by Karolina Castro

Register here – Zoom link upon registration

This is a QTBIPOC (Queer/Trans Black, Indigenous, and/or People of Color) centered space and is intended as an offering specifically for QTBIPOC people.⁣⁣

It’s never too early to plan for your death. This workshop will inform you on how to take control of your dying process and funeral. Want to make your chosen family or partner responsible for your medical decisions at the event that you can no longer do it yourself? Want to ensure that your correct pronouns and name are used during the funeral? Come through and learn about the legal documents that can ensure your wishes are met! Also, learn about alternative, eco-friendly, and more affordable ways of caring for and disposing of your body.


WORKSHOP
AUGUST 1,
6pm-7:30 pm
Pain and Pleasure: Healing Though Queer BDSM led by Vee Perez

This is QTBIPOC (Queer/Trans Black, Indigenous, and/or People of Color centered event, but open to all. If you are a white participant, please be conscientious of your participation as QTBIPOC centering will be prioritized.

Register here – Zoom link upon registration

Vee AKA, Electropapi (They/She Pronouns) was taught from a young age that desire can lead to death. Parental figures always taught them that sexual desire in the Christian perspective could be a path to the underworld in the after life, and the only salvation is in Jesus Christ. Vee always thought growing up- “hm.. if Jesus loves everyone, isn’t he kinda gay?” and “Isn’t God, with all these rules and sins, and the punishment there after, a dom daddy?” These questions guided Vee to a different path. In Vee’s Caribbean-based ancestral healing practices, they realized that salvation can only happen when desire is liberated.  Holiness is liberated queerness. Once one embraces the fear of death and pain, desire through the exploration of kink can be a path to salvation from the white supremacist, cisheteropatriachry, colonial landscape.  In this film, Vee explores the crucifixion, ascension, and sainthood of the Black and Indigenous queer trans two spirit body as a sanctuary of desire in kink and bdsm.


AUGUST 1, 3pm
PERFORMANCE
Performance by Wazina Zondon feat Terna Tilley-Gyado

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 إِنَّا لِلّهِ وَإِنَّـا إِلَيْهِ رَاجِعونَ‎ + inna lillahi/indeed we belong to Allah wa inna ilayhi raji-un/and to Allah we return

إِنَّا لِلّهِ وَإِنَّـا إِلَيْهِ رَاجِعونَ‎/ Inna lillahi wa inna ilayhi raji-un/Indeed we belong to Allah and to Allah we return (re)creates and preempts the burial rites queer and trans Muslims are not guaranteed but ought to be. The performance explores the in-between spaces of living within the third culture realm, recreating coveted traditions, hidden truths and reconciling death.

Indeed we belong to Allah and to Allah we return… as you intended us to be.


AUGUST 8, 3pm
ARTIST TALK

Streamed via twitch.tv/wherewillibeburied

Curator Muse Dodd will facilitate a conversation with participating artists Linda LaBeija, Dillon God Gardener, Smita Sen and community based healing practitioner Olivia ahn


AUGUST 8, 7pm
PERFORMANCE
The end is just the beginning
Performance by Dillon God Gardener

Streamed via twitch.tv/wherewillibeburied

Broadcasting live from The Very Dirty Garden, Dillon God Gardener will perform “The end is just the beginning “ a ritual performance  with live musical accompaniment by Fieraferrari.

Details

Start:
July 16 @ 8:00 am
End:
August 22 @ 5:00 pm
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