About BDACs Participation:
2–2:30 PM: Psalm for the Mismeasured & Unfit: A Performance Installation on the Medical Industrial Complex (MIC)
This performance ritual represents an in-process meditation on the intersecting technologies of violence perpetrated against women of color, queer and trans folks. This iteration of the work sits in the complicated nature of these legacies and doesn't attempt to reach any type of resolution. The ritual begins in a difficult place and ends in a difficult place.
-Ebony Noelle Golden
Commissioned, Curated, Produced by: Cara Page
Curatorial Asst. & Researcher: Nicola Glen Douglas
Choreodirector and Creative Collaborator: Ebony Noelle Golden
Performers/ensemble: Vesta Walker, Jaime Dzandu, Audrey Hailes, Jehan Roberson, Sara Abdullah
Sound Design: DJ Petra
Videographers: NY Native Video
About the Event: This year’s Scholar and Feminist Conference will bring together a broad community of thinkers and organizers to grapple with the ever-deepening penetration of surveillance practices into everyday life, and ways to engage in self-defense against the militarized, racist police state’s demands for constant access in the name of “security” and public order. Sessions will focus on technologies of surveillance and self-defense; the normalization of the in/security state; and medical-legal surveillance. Our keynote speaker Simone Browne, author of Dark Matters: On the Surveillance of Blackness, will open the conference by grounding us in the prescient and deeply entrenched legacies of anti-black racism and white supremacy in state, social, and capitalist systems.