About this Event
1465 Jayhawk Blvd, Lawrence, KS 66045
Join Gabrielle Civil as she activates her latest black feminist performance memoir the déjà vu with flashbacks and premonitions: black dreams & black time. Incorporating reading and storytelling, movement and moving images, the déjà vu—live will blur boundaries between the page and the stage, embodying memory, grief, and love; then and now.
Co-sponsors: The Commons, the KU Departments of English, African and African-American Studies, Women Gender and Sexuality Studies, and Visual Art, History of Black Writing (HBW), the Emily Taylor Center for Women & Gender Equity, the Office of Multicultural Affairs, and the J. Wayne & Elsie M. Gunn Center for the Study of SF.
Bio: Gabrielle Civil is a black feminist performance artist, poet, and writer originally from Detroit. She has premiered fifty performance artworks around the world. Her performance memoirs include, the déjà vu Swallow the Fish, Experiments in Joy, ( ghost gestures ) and in and out of place. She teaches at the California Institute of the Arts. The aim of her work is to open up space.