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Friday, June 15 • 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Reflections in BlaQ: Performing Black Queer Archives

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Can performance offer counterhegemonic approaches of constructing history? Reflections in BlaQ is a performance that explores the lives of Black gender/queer and trans people, based on research in filmmaker Marlon Riggs’ archives at Stanford University. This session will reflect on performance as queer(ing) history, archives as blueprints for intergenerational community building, and exhuming the voices of Black gender/queer artists from the archive.

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Kiyan Williams

Kiyan Williams is a multidisciplinary artist and writer who explores Black queer subjectivity. They create performances, text, sounds, and installations informed by autoethnography, archival research, and social practice. Kiyan was born in Newark, NJ. They have performed/exhibited work across the country and internationally at venues including: Dixon Place (NYC), JACK Theater (NYC), La Mama Experimental Theater Club (NYC), SOMArts (San Francisco), SFMOMA (San Francisco), Bing Concert Hall (Stanford), Orpheum Theater (Graz, Austria) and more. Kiyan`s honors and awards include the EMERGENYC fellowship at the Hemispheric Institute for Performance and Politics at NYU, Destiny Arts Center artist residency (Oakland, CA), Create Dangerously writing fellowship at the Obie-winning JACK Theater (Brooklyn, NY), Astraea Foundation Global Arts Fund, Stanford Arts Award, Trans Justice Funding Project Award, and the Gates Millennium Scholarship. Kiyan earned a BA with honors in Comparative Studies in Race and Ethnicity, Columbia University
Kiyan Williams is a multidisciplinary artist and writer who explores Black queer subjectivity. They create performances, text, sounds, and installations informed by autoethnography, archival research, and social practice. Kiyan was born in Newark, NJ. They earned a BA from Stanford... Read More →


Friday June 15, 2018 2:00pm - 3:30pm
MCGREGOR: Room B

Attendees (137)