Eclipsing Workshop | Embodying Justice

Eclipsing Workshop | Embodying Justice

Sat, February 3, 2018

4:00 pm (event ends at 6:00 pm)

Links Hall

Chicago, IL

$5.00

How can we bring our full, socially marked, embodied selves into the urgent now? How can we recognize the selves and social locations of others? How can we shift, enact, and create change?  In this dynamic, 1.5-2 hour workshop, Gabrielle Civil will invite us to practice bringing justice into our bodies. Inspired by AnaLouise Keating, Gloria E. Anzaldúa, Rev. angel Kyodo williams and James Baldwin, this workshop incorporates wise words, candid conversation and embodied exercises. This workshop resonates with the festival concept of eclipse in that it “opens a space [to] reveal [and] challenge dominant and oppressive systems, structures and ways of seeing.

This program is made possible in part by a grant from Illinois Humanities, the National Endowment for the Humanities, and the Illinois General Assembly.

Gabrielle Civil
Gabrielle Civil
Gabrielle Civil is a black feminist performance artist and poet, originally from Detroit MI. She has premiered over forty original solo and collaborative performance art works around the world, including a year-long investigation of practice as a Fulbright Fellow in Mexico and a trilogy of diaspora grief works after the 2010 earthquake in Haiti.

Q & A
What do we ask of art? of the black woman artist? How do we question and answer each other? In this interactive, improvisational work, black feminist performance artist Gabrielle Civil turns the usual post-performance Q&A into an extended ritual of live art inter/actions. Body / politics, movement and presence emerge in and from the dark... Be ready to ask, answer and play... All welcome.
Venue Information:
Links Hall
3111 N. Western Ave.
Chicago, IL, 60618
http://www.linkshall.org/