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upcoming events

Panoply Performance Laboratory’s Post-Dance Symposium

NOV 17-20 | Panoply Performance Laboratory | 104 Meserole St, Brooklyn, NY 11206
Check out the full symposium program for performances and talks through out the week.

THURSDAY, NOV 17: DEPART | 7pm-11pm
Performances by Mariana Valencia, Zavé Martohardjono, Ni’Ja Whitson, Shawn Escarciga
Matters: appropriation/sampling/mash-up/remix/etc: de-identification, ritual, rights/rites, cultural tradition + queer futurism
Problems: To whom, to what, and how does this body belong? How do we depart without detaching? How are we located in time and timing locating? How are we contextually situated and situating contexts? How are we culturally “framed” and framing “our own culture?”

Panel discussion with Rebecca Ferrell, Jumatatu Poe, Zavé Martohardjono, and other artists from Thursday and Friday evenings, TBA
Matters: academia, institutions, and “success,” alter-systems, space and species, mutualism, money and madness, desire and survival, de-materializing realities and re-modeling economies of attention
Problems: What are the pros and cons of capitulation, participation, and subjection? How are we navigating our motivations and emotions? How do we interface with and de-face power paradigms and hegemonic orders for value and survival?


I’m a queer and transgender artist from New York City, Indonesia, and Canada. I work across disciplines, making performances, theater, videos, and audience-interactive installations that explore political experiences, notions of belonging and “homeland,” and liminal embodiments. My work often speaks from mixed-race, multi-national, queer, and trans perspectives.
I’ve shown my work at galleries and theater venues including Aljira Center for Contemporary Art, Bowery Poetry Club, Bronx Academy of Arts and Dance, Bronx River Art Center Gallery, Center for Contemporary Arts in Glasgow, Chashama 540, Dixon Place, La MaMa E.T.C., Grace Exhibition Space, Leonard and Bina Ellen Art Gallery, Mills Gallery at Boston Center for the Arts, Rats 9 Gallery, SOMArts, the Wild Project, and Winslow Garage. My videos have screened at film festivals in New York, Boston, Philadelphia, San Francisco, Montréal, Berlin, London, Amsterdam, Zurich, and Jakarta.
An important part of my practice is working in community. As such, I’ve performed for Lawrence Weiner, Mariangela Lopez/Accidental Movement, Ximena Garnica, Vanessa Anspaugh, Malik Gaines and Alexandro Segade, devynn emory, and J. Dellecave. I’ve collaborated with MIX Queer Experimental Film Festival, Helix Queer Performance Network + Brooklyn Arts ExchangeFIERCE, Theater Transgression, Into the Neon, and New Children/New York.
>> For more background, read my artist statement or my artist CV.