Buy tickets to all four elements of this activation series for a special discounted price! The series will be offered live via Zoom webinar, and the recordings will be made available afterwards.
I. Alchemizing Space™ > Thursday, August 26, 2021 8:00pm-9:00pm
Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, I have transformed my bedroom into an intentional space that could hold all of my multitudes. It has become a tangible representation of my work. I’ll begin this series with a spirited tour of the Archival Alchemy Laboratory where I’ll interweave storytelling about my vintage and historic treasures while introducing my approaches to transmutation, organizing, and archiving.
II. Archival Texts™ > Thursday, September 2, 2021 8:00pm-9:00pm
Archival texts are like organisms where experiences become living and breathing things that we can preserve and return to when desired or needed. They revolt against the fleeting nature of memory — turning intangibles into documents. This Element of the lab will be part lecture of my exploration of this concept and part literary performance of excerpts from my archival text, somethymes grief goes for a walk.
III. Archival Flesh™ > Thursday, September 9, 2021 8:00pm-9:00pm
Archival Flesh™ is my approach to the concept of embodying archives, which is a conceptual framework that describes the memories and records we carry genetically, spiritually, and physically in our blood and bones. This Element of the lab will be part lecture of my exploration of this concept and part performance of excerpts from my current work in progress.
IV. Archivist After Hours™ > Thursday, September 16, 2021 8:00pm-9:00pm
As an ecdysiast, I utilize burlesque as a space for reclamation, and to assert agency over the expression of my body. I am known for my seductive slow burns, moving fan dancing, and captivating a room with my stillness and glamorous presence. During this Element of the lab there will be a live enchanting performance, some archival footage of my burlesque journey, and – my personal favorite – uninhibited shenanigans!