This is not ceremony; this is not performance.
It is an experiment.
the three stones/the three stars
at the beginning of this world:
the living fire
a dying world
copal, achiote, amate, bone
the red and the black:
our wounds/our knowledge
offered at the three stones
we take these with us:
errant (e)utopias, becoming in each place…
Tohil Fidel Brito is an Ixil Maya artist, from Naab’a’ (Nebaj), El Quiché (Tu Tx’ich), Iximulew (Guatemala), currently living on Cahuilla, Tongva, Luiseño, and Serrano ancestral land. He studied archaeology at the University of San Carlos, in Guatemala, and visual art in Guatemala, México, and Cuba. Tohil considers his transdisciplinary practice—which includes painting, printmaking, sculpture, epigraphy, performance, and gardening—an obstinate insistence on existence despite centuries of ongoing colonialism, war, and genocide. https://tohilfidelbrito.wordpress.com/
María Regina Firmino-Castillo’s research and practice revolves around decoloniality and embodied responses to the catastrophic. She is a member of the Critical Dance Studies faculty at the University of California-Riverside. Born in Guatemala, she claims once forgotten, and now remembered, ancestors who don’t always claim her back. As such, she is ever grateful for her chosen kin—in these lands, across the borders, and beyond the waters—with whom she is queerly enfolded, in this time/space, into rhizomorphic camaraderies and conspirations.
Amaru Márquez Ambía is young, Indigenous, and trans. He is a composer and violinist who hails from the prestigious Ambía family of traditional Quechua musicians from Apurimac, Perú. Currently residing in Brooklyn, NY, he is a student, a published author, and an aspiring video-game creator. He designs and performs the sound-scape of this iteration of ThreeStones.