Please join us for the closing performances of
QUEER WEAVERS & THE SHRIEKS OF HAGALON
Featured Artists: Damali Abrams, Pauli Cakes, Elisa Ghs, Undakova, Julia Maria Sinelnikova, Greem Jellyfish, Andy Boyce, Fran Ledonio Flaherty & Susannah Simpson
curated by Katie Cercone
Closing Performances during L.I.C. Open Studio
Saturday May 18th, 2-6pm
Damali Abrams Live Collaging a Futuristic Black Utopian Space Mermaid Mood Board (3-6pm)
Full Moon Hip Hop Yoga cypher led by Undakova
🌈Performance by Oracle aka Julia Maria
🌈 Get an Astro-Reading with *Yannanda the One Who Speaks with the Stars* aka Jana Astanov
Sunday May 19th, 12-6pm
Last day to see the show!
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.
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.