UNCANNILILY, 2016–17

Fall Movement at Center for Performance Research, Brooklyn, NY
November 10–11, 2017
in shared evenings with Eloisa Jaramillo, Leslie Cuyjet, Leslie Parker, Ainesh Madan, and Nora Stephens

Upstart Festival at Brooklyn Arts Exchange, NY
February 13, 2017
in a shared evening with The Brown Dance Project, Chris DeVita, georgia•jonathan, Brianna Taylor, and Ashley R.T. Yergens

UNCANNILILY is a solo dance performance that takes its inspiration from 19th century female
automatons and 1990s cyborg feminism, situating these ideas in a singular dystopian vision of the
21st century. The work seeks to depict the eeriness of white supremacy, how this blatant
hegemony remains veiled by good intentions. It hopes to implicate the arbiters of history, pointing
out the extent to which American capitalism, patriarchy, interventionist foreign policies, and white
culture continue to dominate physical embodiment, digital space, and even airspace. At the same
time, the artist’s own white consumerist upbringing is investigated through experiences of abjection
related to food.

Photo by Em Watson

Photo by Em Watson

Photo by Maria Baranova

Photo by Maria Baranova

Photo by Maria Baranova