From the Blood of Savages comes the Mythos of huMAN is a performance by edxi betts followed by a conversation between edxi and gloria galvez.
edxi’s performance challenges the hubris of huMANities normalcy, authority and static ways of eurocentric being. Through their impressions, portrayals and threatening thunderous tongue they aim to transform social constructs steeped in oppressions into a dark sacred quiet and reflective ceremony. The subsequent conversation will utilize the performance as a launching point for an exploration of a political stance that dissolves the title of huMAN for the liberation of all that falls outside of its perimeter.
Furthermore, both edxie and gloria will discuss how their own practices of art and community organizing have prompted and forefront such a political stance and discuss historical events that reaffirm it.
edxi betts is a Black, Blackfeet Indigenous, Pilipinx, Trans Feminine, Gender Non Conforming, insurrectionary artist, autonomous community organizer and cultural producer. edxi has participated in varying collectives/ projects throughout the so called US. They attempt to bring direct support to communities and oppressed people in need. Through their art and writings they aim to both study and critique social movements they participate in. Most of her work involves political education, supporting political prisoners, art for the sake of propagating resistance culture, counter narrative and collective liberation through self-organization and direct action. Follow their work via Instagram @bettsurevolt, and Twitter @FelusedXius
gloria galvez is a Los Angeles-based artist and maintains a practice that disrupts, subverts, and dismantles bland and oppressive status-quo norms. More on her WCCW residency: https://womenscenterforcreativework.com/gloria-galvez/
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