Please join me for my Summer Tour, in Chicago & New Orleans!
July 27, 6:00pm, free
ACRE Projects, 1345 W 19th St, Chicago, IL
The Storyteller of the Future, says “LISTEN TO BRIGHT SWEET ANGER” performed by Lukaza Branfman-Verissimo and The Storyteller of the Future
How do we memorialize the death of our community while honoring and celebrating them?
I ask you to stop and listen to the voices hurting and grieving
to make sure the lives we have lost shine bright forever
to make sure the folks targeted in our community shine bright forever
to be angry at systemic racism, sexism, transphobia
and the fact that we are dying everyday.
Oakland, CA based artist, Lukaza Branfman-Verissimo presents The Storyteller of the Future says "LISTEN TO BRIGHT SWEET ANGER" a performance that examines ideas about mourning, protest and celebration of black, brown & Q.T.P.O.C. (queer, trans, people of color) bodies. Portions of this piece were created while in residence at ACRE Residency in Summer 2018 and is performed within the yellow walls of Playing & Reality, curated by Max Guy.
Everyone is welcome, be gentle with each other, it will be a safe space.
Playing and Reality presents new, revisited pieces and actions by Lukaza Branfman-Verissimo, Jerico Domingo, Lariel Joy, Molly O’Connell, and Cristina Victor, developed at ACRE in summer 2018. By way of activism, architecture, storytelling, sculpture, trolling and vexilology, each artist orbits performance as a way to keep notions of collective and individual identities fluid and open. Curated by guest curator Max Guy.
August 3, 4:00pm, free
UNO Gallery, 2429 St. Claude Ave, New Orleans, LA
FI-RE: THINKING ABOUT THE MUNDANE PAST, PRESENT, FUTURE
Lukaza Branfman-Verissimo, Black TM, Tania Breton & Edgeslayer
I will be performing, “THE FACT THAT WE ARE DYING EVERYDAY- KNOWING THESE STORIES BY HEART”
We are hoping to engage in a visceral thought-provoking and experimental presentations that re-envisions the traditional exhibition format to build new narratives and public discourse around the everyday mundane experiences of black and brown folx in this current world. What does mean to be black and brown in the past, present, and future? What does it sound like? What does it look like? How is this narrative conveyed via your experience? We ask (5) black and brown artist to join us as we explore how the history of chattel slavery and colonialism in America not only shaped the foundations of our country but exists in our present moment and impacts our future globally and on this particular land.