In the Loop

"Performing Resilience / For the Birds" – Megan Moe Beitiks & Kenya (Robinson)

  • Date & Time
    • Thursday, April 14, 2022 5:30pm to 7:00pm
  • Cost
    • Free
  • Description

    In this live performance/conversation, artists and frequent collaborators Meghan Moe Beitiks and Kenya (Robinson) will discuss human/nonhuman ecologies and how experiences of marginalization may produce ecological wisdom.

    The publication of Beitiks’ recent book, Performing Resilience for Systemic Pain (2021), prompts a point of ecological discussion for ideas that (Robinson) addresses in works like For the Birds, BLIXEL: The (Re)Stock Image Project, The Golden Tablets of THOT, and HOOD TALES. (Robinson) was a pre-publication reader for Performing Resilience, and her reading and annotation of the book led them to their current projects.

    Their most recent collaboration, Breath^work, is a multidimensional article forthcoming in the journal Performance Research: Beitiks contributed an academic text on breath and performance, and (Robinson) edited the article with images and visual annotations. In the forthcoming HOOD TALES: the annotated text, their collaboration will include contributions by an incarcerated woman of color, who will compose the text for one of (Robinson)’s HOOD TALES book covers. Beitiks will edit the text, adding footnotes and a forward to give academic audiences an appropriate context for the project.

    “Performing Resilience / For the Birds” is an opportunity for Beitiks, (Robinson), and their audience to reflect on and unpack artistic and activist dialogues on race, gender, sexuality, and the nonhuman, and the multiple ecologies within which they are entwined.

    This event is free and open to the public. No advance registration is required.

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  • Venue
    Ustler Hall