Mangos with Chili & National Queer Arts Festival present
Blood Story, Bone Memory, Skin Legacy: A Ritual in Corpo-realities
June 6, 7:30
Queer, trans and two-spirit, black, indigenous and people of color bodies are vessels of knowledge holding oceans of sacred and profane memory. Stories of surviving the Atlantic slave trade, Indigenous removal, resisting colony, medical experimentation. Legacies of love making, death-defying transformations made on $20 and a hairpin, creating new family, making new origin stories, forging new spiritualities, feeding new ghosts, and reclaiming body when all seemed lost.
In Blood Story, Bone Memory, Skin Legacy, 8 artists explore the queering of ancestral memory, navigating these living moments mapped in queer blood and bones. Bearing witness to the stories held in our queer bodily experience, we heal and transform through the power of embodied truth.