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flowers in the basement
with Kite, Alisha Wormsley, Mel Elberg, Tsedaye Makonnen, Frank Rodriguez

January 2024 in-progress performance at Participant Inc. Photography by Caroline J. Mills, John Brattin, Itziar Barrio, and Marit Stafstrom

Flowers in the Basement is a performance project that speculates on insurgent, utopian alternatives to our current forms of reproductive labor. Using the “demon text” of second-wave feminism, The Dialectic of Sex (Shulamith Firestone, 1970), as a jumping off point, the project offers a contemporary, polyvocal response to revolutionary demands for gender abolition, artificial reproduction, child liberation, and “cybernetic communism.” Bringing together a group of core collaborators working in vast fields of inquiry — Afrofuturism; queer, speculative, and Marxist feminisms, Lakota epistemologies; and African migration narratives — our mode of collaboration forges collectivity while respecting the autonomy of each artists’ individual praxis.

January 2024 in-progress performance at Participant Inc. Videography by John Brattin, Itziar Barrio, and Marit Stafstrom

January 2024 installation at Participant Inc. Photography by Daniel Kukla 

Amy Ruhl monolog at Participant Inc. Videography by John Brattin, Itziar Barrio, and Marit Stafstrom

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