Articulating the assault

My work as a performance/installation had a course, a direction, an aesthetic and conceptual framework – all of which has been disrupted and ruptured because of a vulgar act of defacement on Tuesday May 11, 2010. Beyond irony is how I would describe the act of defacement. What would provoke someone to enact hate upon … Continue reading

Final performance rehearsal

I am so thrilled to be working with such amazing and talented group of people. Thank you Amina, Jorge, Clover, and Cristal for all the energies and nuances they are bringing to this work. These are images from our rehearsal as all the pieces are falling into place. As I told them last night: Language … Continue reading

Iteration: Performance/Installation @Sullivan Galleries

“1700% Project: Otherance” Performance/Installation: 100 lines composed from filed hate crimes, white vinyl letters, pristine white gallery wall, stain, rags, 4 bowls, and 4 live bodies enacting memorized text…exposed over time. Conceived, Written, and Directed by Anida Yoeu Ali performed by Amina Demir, Jorge Felix, Clover Morell, and Cristal Sabbagh Sullivan Galleries 33 S. State … Continue reading

when you can’t find a word to fit a definition then…you make up your own

Otherance I decided to engage in a bit of neologism and made up this word based on combining the words, iterance, utterance and otherness. I believe that racial profiling & scapegoating are violent forms of  “othering” deeply rooted in xenophobia and is a tool used throughout history to control and maintain power structures. My definition … Continue reading

Call for Performers/Spoken Word Artists

We are currently looking for participants and crew to be part of this critical project. There are two opportunities to participate. Please see ‘Casting Call’ below. Sorry we cannot pay and thus seeking only volunteers. Casting Call Opportunity 2: Call for Performers/Spoken Word Artists: Additionally, we are seeking 3-5 individuals and/or performers interested in the live … Continue reading