Abstract

Gabrielle Civil, a Black feminist performance artist, and Anna Martine Whitehead, a Black transdisciplinary artist, formulate, exchange, and respond to embodied strategies of creativity and resistance. They discuss Black performance dreams and their own movements as Black performers. Recorded on June 4, 2020, during the coronavirus shutdown and shortly after George Floyd’s tragic death, their words have become a time capsule. Their conversation is part of Black Motion Pictures, Civil’s interview series with radical Black creatives on Zoom, an internet video conference platform. Time signatures and ellipses from the original Zoom transcript highlight the glitchy strangeness and mediation of the moment.

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