Unearthing: Workshop with Kiyan Williams
Date & Time: Saturday May 27th, 2017, 1 - 3pm
Location: Project for Empty Space, 2 Gateway Center, Newark, New Jersey
Unearthing is a workshop that uses movement, reflective writing, and storytelling as catalysts for personal healing and collective transformation. Participants will be guided through generative and meditative exercises that facilitate the unearthing and excavation of personal truths.
About Kiyan Williams:
Kiyan Williams (gender pronouns they/them) is a multidisciplinary artist and writer who explores Black queer identity. They create performances, texts, objects, images, sounds, and installations informed by autoethnography, archival research, and social practice.
Kiyan was born in Newark, NJ and currently lives and works in the San Francisco Bay Area. They have performed/exhibited work across the country and internationally at venues including: Dixon Place (NYC), JACK Theater (NYC), La Mama Experimental Theater Club (NYC), SOMArts (San Francisco), SFMOMA (San Francisco), Bing Concert Hall (Stanford), Orpheum Theater (Graz, Austria) and more.
Kiyan's honors and awards include the EMERGENYC fellowship at the Hemispheric Institute for Performance and Politics at NYU, Destiny Arts Center artist residency (Oakland, CA), Create Dangerously writing fellowship at the Obie-winning JACK Theater (Brooklyn, NY), Astraea Foundation Global Arts Fund, Stanford Arts Award, Trans Justice Funding Project Award, and the Gates Millennium Scholarship. They earned a BA with honors in Comparative Studies in Race and Ethnicity from Stanford University.
About GRAB BACK: PES Feminist Incubator Space:
GRAB BACK: PES Feminist Incubator Space is an impromptu series of short-term residencies, happenings, conversations, performances, and public discourses focusing on the empowerment and freedom of women. Prompted by mainstream attention to what has become a normalized climate of hyper-misogyny, rape-culture, and dehumanization of women, GRAB BACK is a means of cultivating productive and critical intersectional dialogue and response to a violence against humanity.
About Project for Empty Space:
Project For Empty Space is a not-for-profit organization that creates socially engaging, multidisciplinary art exhibitions and programming that encourage social dialogue, education, and systemic change for cultural tolerance. This mission is achieved through a permanent project/gallery space, an incubator program for artists addressing social change, and through collaborative and interactive programs in vacant and neglected spaces in cities around the world.