What would it be like to live in a post racialized society? This is one of the primary questions Dea Studios Inbreak Residency asks. The truth is, I don't actually have an answer to this question. I've always lived in a racialized society. The question opens up room for ideas though. Inside this room of possibilities and ideas, I thought to myself, "well, what would it mean to be more seen, more understood, more affirmed, more sharpened?" Maybe a post racialized society could look like that for me as a Black Woman, as dance artist, as a BIPOC community member, as someone who is loved and who loves, as a human being. I decided to sow these ideas into a project focused on the the spaces of multi-knowledge, multi-care, multi-truth, multi-this-is-how-it-be-ness that BIPOC communities have, can, do, and will continue to create. The working title for this project is Seasoned Right Here(s). For this project, a few artists and I will have conversations that center our individual lived experiences, finding ebbs and flows of difference and commonalities within our newly formed community. This community is made up of: Keith Haynes, Vivian Kim, Yan Pang, Samantha Salters, Arneshia Williams.
I look forward to exploring this space focused on giving attention to BIPOC community member voices. Voices that laugh, sigh, build up, snatch, and encourage. Oh what a beautiful space this will be!