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MFA, European Devised Performance Practice
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Statement from the artist:
Queer Makishi – is a triple-conscious journey through morning rituals of awakening. This black, mixed, and queer performance activates auto-ethnographic memory, absurd fantasy, and spiritual contemplation through music, language, movement, and visual montage.
Queer Makishi wrestles with divergent masks from the traditions of clowning, minstrelsy, drag, camp, and absurdism in an attempt to reconcile these multiple selves in relationship to the Mother-Goddess, Oshun, and the trickster god, Legba. This piece seeks to explore the fragmented self of triple-consciousness as represented through the author’s persona. Finally, Queer Makishi celebrates the simultaneity and complexity these multiple selves bring to the crossroads of transformation.
Wood, Johann Robert, "Queer Makishi: a short devised film" (2020). European Devised Performance Practice Theses. 1.