Announcing: 'Ma(s)king Her: Black Feminist Futures' by Honey Pot Performance / by Candor Arts

We are thrilled to announce the forthcoming artist book edition Ma(s)king Her: Black Feminist Futures by Honey Pot Performance

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In conjunction with Shift, HPP's second annual gala, we will be releasing a handmade artist book edition comprising material and essays surrounding their 2016 work Ma(s)king Her

About Ma(s)king Her: Black Feminist Futures

Ma(s)king Her is a dance theater work addressing the absence of women of color in speculative fiction as empowered future beings and journeywomen. Aligned with AfroSurrealism and Black feminist thought, this modern folktale emphasizing the urgency of creating alternative worlds and economies of value and need, particularly for women of color in a world that often subjugates their collective presence to silence and/or invisibility.

Futurewomena web series created in collaboration with Aymar Jean Christian’s Open TV platform closely documents Ma(s)king Her and HPP's creative process. 

About Honey Pot Performance

Honey Pot Performance is a creative Afro-diasporic feminist collaborative committed to documenting and interrogating fringe subjectivities amidst the pressures of contemporary global life.

Honey Pot Performance enlists modes of creative expressivity to examine the nuances of human relationships including the ways we negotiate identity, belonging and difference in our lives and cultural memberships. Dismantling the vestiges of oppressive social relationships is part of the work. Through critical performance, public humanities programming, and deep community engagement, we emphasize everyday ways of valuing the human.

Following in the footsteps of cultural workers such as Zora Neale Hurston, Beryl McBurnie, Pearl Primus and Katherine Dunham, Honey Pot Performance forefronts African diasporic performance traditions. We draw upon a central notion found in performance studies, black feminist discourse and sociology: non-Western, everyday popular and/or folk forms of cultural performance are valuable sites of knowledge production and cultural capital for subjectivities that often exist outside of mainstream communities.

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