PLEASE JOIN US ON ZOOM FOR
PWNW HAPPY HOUR
THURSDAY FEBRUARY 18, 5-6:20 PM
WITH WORK BY INTISAR ABIOTO & MAURA CAMPBELL-BALKITS
SLIDING SCALE TICKETS: $0 – $30
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In utter honesty, Intisar Abioto will be sharing work in response to the previous week of her life before the date of this performance.
Intisar Abioto (b. Memphis, TN. 1986) is an artist working across photography, dance, and writing. Moving from the visionary and embodied root of Blackgirl Southern cross-temporal cross-modal storytelling ways, her works refer to the living breath/breadth of people of African descent against the expanse of their storied, geographic, and imaginative landscapes. Working in long-form projects that encompass the visual, folkloric, documentary, and performing arts, she has produced The People Could Fly Project and The Black Portlanders. intisarabioto.com
photo by Elijah Hasan
Maura Campbell-Balkits will present “Talk Show” a television show hosted by Grace Doonan. In this episode, Grace invites inspirational speaker and author of the best-selling book Stop Being a Loser, Janet Boomhauser, on the show for a fun, intimate, devastating, and life-changing visit.
Maura Campbell-Balkits—currently one of our Alembic Resident Artists—is a white lady performer and video artist currently working in Portland, OR. Operating somewhere between the entertainment and art world, her work aims to deconstruct and reinvent TV aesthetics and mediated performance styles of white women. With a background in film studies, theatre, sketch comedy and stand-up, she draws from these areas of influence to make work that is funny with a dark psychological undertone—keeping viewers in a perplexing realm of entertainment and nightmare.