Flux Factory Major Exhibition: where will I be buried*?
July 16 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
where will I be buried*?
July 17 – August 22
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 entrypoint 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.
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July 17, noon
Tour of the online exhibition and website on Flux Factory Instagram Live
July 18, 3:15
Mutterede by Jessica 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
Register here– Zoom link will be sent upon registration
July 18, 1pm
Set the altar: queer interfaith life, spirituality + identity, presented by olivia ahn
Register here – 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.
Death Doula workshop led by Karolina Castro
Pain and Pleasure: Healing Though Queer BDSM led by Vee Perez
Performance by Dillon Forrester
Performance by Wazina Zondon
via Flux Factory Instagram Live