As a filmmaker, dancer, and anti-racist advocate, I create films and interactive media performances in an effort to illuminate our understanding of the lived human experience and the impact of social justice issues. Primarily working in documentary form, my films often utilize the intimacy of the interview process to tell stories and interrogate oppressive systems. I firmly believe that the body is political and that no matter how abstract the intention the body holds meaning: it broadcasts the inherent identity politics in U.S. culture and has the capacity to tell complex stories. It serves as an embodied container of our lived experience and our cultural inheritance along with ancestral knowledge and trauma. My work in dance performance encompass improvised practices, collaborative ventures, and democratic choreographic structures. For me, dance is a continued exploration of dialogue, communication, and the experiential joy in finding connection with other human beings.
While there is no overarching theme that unites every faculty member in this exhibition, everyone is connected to someone else through a web of ideas and provocations. We encourage you to use these tags to navigate from one scholar to the next, while understanding that these concepts do not fully account for the depth and nuance of the work you are encountering.