“As you watch the corpses of your brothers and your sisters pile up around you… when you try to stand up and look the world in the face like you have a right to be here… you have attacked the entire power structure of the Western world.” — James Baldwin
After the Saturday, January 9 performance of GO FORTH, Saisha Grayson will lead a conversation with Kaneza Schaal and collaborators about the history of performance and performance of history rooted in bodies, archeology and collaborative process. Saisha Grayson is assistant curator at Brooklyn Museum’s Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art.
GO FORTH, Kaneza Schaal’s premiere work draws inspiration from the Egyptian Book of the Dead. This performance and photo installation considers how we create space in our lives for the presence of the absent. Burial is proposed not as erasure, but as offering restitution and performing rites. GO FORTH paves way for its audience to reflect on their individual and collective mourning processes.