Hands up DIS/UNITY: make this not us against them : collaboration with Esther Baker-Tarpaga and the University of Iowa Dance Department, 2014

Hands up DIS/UNITY: make this not us against them brought together a team of interdisciplinary artists from the University of Iowa alongside Esther Baker-Tarpaga, artist-in-residence and guest choreographer, to create a performance on #BlackLivesMatter. This project looked to visual art and dance as a way to research institutionalized racism, empowerment, action, dialogue, love, and radical tenderness. As a part of this piece I worked as an assistant project manager, set designer, and performer.

 

Images by Derek Blackman