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Knowledge of Wounds Roundtable Event

Posted by Knowledge of Wounds | Aug 19, 2021

Knowledge of Wounds is an independent, Indigenous-led gathering space that is co-curated by artist and writer SJ Norman (Koori, Wiradjuri descent) and writer and scholar Joseph M. Pierce (citizen of Cherokee Nation).
“Knowledge of Wounds unfolds as a series of readings, meetings, discussions, and performances, and is not limited to any one type of knowledge or mode of expression. It is a ceremony, a gathering space, a fire, a calling to vibrate in good relations across Indigenous time and space, an evolving vessel for the exchange and cultivation of Indigiqueer knowledge, art, action and medicine. At the heart of our curatorial vision is the conviction that to gather as queer, trans, and two-spirit Indigenous kin, in good relations, means centering our own forms of knowledge production, our own vibrations and beings-with. Thus, we refuse the limitations imposed on our bodies by colonialism, normative taxonomies and epistemologies, and instead dwell in (and as) liminal thinkers and practitioners.
Building on the relationships fostered through the inaugural gathering, we have expanded the program to become a global convergence in partnership with five organizations: Performance Space New York (NY), Portland Institute for Contemporary Art (PDX), the Momentary (AR), Ballroom Marfa (TX) and Performance Space Sydney (NSW, Australia), and Blakdance (Australia).” – knowledgeofwounds.com
Registrations are now open to watch Knowledge of Wounds winter solstice discussion- Song, Breath, Ceremony: First Nations Sonic Cultures. This roundtable event facilitated by Sēini Taumeopeau (SistaNative) brings together a group of artists working in a range of sonic, musical, and vocal arts. Hailing from backgrounds in western classical training, hip-hop, ceremonial song, dance music, and electro-pop, this diverse group of practitioners will explore the relationships between various Indigenous cultural perspectives and lived experiences and the broader fields of popular music, queer club culture/s, and experimental sound.

Roundtable includes: Sēini Taumoepeau, Jack Gray, Emma Bastable, Nicholas Galanin

WHEN: Sunday 22 August  11AM AEST

WHERE: Online Book Here or visit knowledgeofwounds.com/breath

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