QUEER WEAVERS & THE SHRIEKS OF HAGALON 05/02/19


Andy Pandy & Pauli Cakes still from Angel Cakes, 2018 
A video portrait by Andy Pandy co-directed by Grisel Lopez featuring supermuse Pauli Cakes and their various performative incarnations

Please joins us for the opening reception of
QUEER WEAVERS & THE SHRIEKS OF HAGALON

Featured Artists: Damali Abrams, Pauli Cakes, Elisa Ghs, Undakova, Julia Maria, Greem Jellyfish, Andy Boyce, Fran Ledonio Flaherty & Susannah Simpson
curated by Katie Cercone

Gallery hrs
Thurs-Fri- Sat 12-6pm
other times please email info@localproject.org

This show brings together spiritually nomadic sex-positive radicals working in the mediums of fabric, installation, herbalism, healing, new media, glitch, sound and ritual performance. Conjuring Queen Crone, Sacred Whore, Devouring Mother, Gangsta Bitch and Virile Beast, these freaks of gypsy-pelvis-sorcery are keen on spiritual bricolage and plant medicine. The mysteries of female biology dominated human religious thought, art and ritual for 200,000 years of life on earth. We are a collective effort led by womxn decolonizing the 6,000 “civilizing” dominator-model years damned by white male patriarchy; rethinking Mother-complexes beyond “sexual-pathology,” and plumbing ancestral fertility cults which venerated organic life cycles in embodied rituals that continually recenter our humanity.

These gender-troubled mavericks unveil the feminist mysteries and reassert the value of the maternal comforts of creation, nurturing, holding and caring. They weave paradigm-shifting realities with sewing needle, word, sword and world-wide web. Healing the traumatic split of the maternal/erotic instilled by patriarchy, THE SHRIEKS OF HAGALON (“Hagalon” references “Babylon” overrun by wild and shrieking old wise women) challenge a world that does not pay for forms of healing which do not align with constipated capitalistic drives.

Opening Reception Thursday May 2, 6-8pm
with performances by –
Julia Maria “ORACLE”
Susannah Simpson (Aphrodite with COCK)
Fran Ledonio Flaherty performance &
participatory ritual with Sacred Milk Stone* *
Cacao & Kava-based Elixirs served by Lavender Malin

Saturday May 4th, 1-4pm
DREAM BEAT Taurus: Feminine Force
Led by Undakova
Astro readings with Yannanda the one who speaks with the stars (Jana Astanov), Performance by Fan Ny
Tarot, Dance, Cacao Ceremony & Hip Hop Yoga
Ultracultural Others Urban Mystery Skool

Thursday May 16th, 6-8pm
L.I.C. Open Studios
Hip Hop Yoga cypher led by Undakova
Additional performances TBA

* * CALLING ALL NURSING BEINGS * *
A call to action by Fran Flaherty of the Not White Collective

Nursing beings, you are invited to come together, call on the divine feminines to create a powerful Sacred Milk Stone. We ask you to gift a small amount of your milk that we may create a unified talisman of calm, fertility, nurturing, healing, and protection. Fran Flaherty is an artist that uses breastmilk in her practice. She has used breastmilk to make precious stones, jewelry, sculpture, and paintings. In addition to her performance, Fran will be available from 6-8pm May 2nd to turn your breastmilk into Sacred stones.

Featured image:
still from Angel Cakes, 2018
A video portrait by Andy Pandy co-directed by Grisel Lopez featuring supermuse Pauli Cakes

This program is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council and with funds from the Decentralization Program, a regrant program of the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature and administered by the Queens Council on the Arts.

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