x INTERVIEW

x 
pronouns: they/themme/etc 
Currently Residing: homeless in Brooklyn, NY (Lenape land) Social Media: @tittyglow.jpeg x makes all kinds of things and does all the things and enjoys questionings and musings and the performative nature of living as a human and…

x INTERVIEW

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x 
pronouns: they/themme/etc 
Currently Residing: homeless in Brooklyn, NY (Lenape land)
Social Media: @tittyglow.jpeg

x makes all kinds of things and does all the things and enjoys questionings and musings and the performative nature of living as a human and playing games and fulfilling roles and disappointing others; they extrapolate the double consciousness of post modernism and being multiply marginalized by creating multimedia installation and movement based conceptual art about the bõhdë~~~
https://x-itsjustx.com venmo tips and reparations: @justx

LINK FOR LISTENING- https://docs.google.com/document/d/1-1aLsRTJtMGHYRD-YgPJyt-z7dIHK4JcKCKsD9RetmM/edit

INTERVIEW TRANSCRIPT:

Who are you and what do you do?

my name is x and you can call me x, lowercase, it doesn’t stand for anything. i’m a first gen, Afro and Chinese-Jamaican, agender, 2S, and disabled, transdisciplinary performing artist, curator, counselor, community organizer, activist, tattooer, sex worker, and cat parent. i mostly work in dance, theatre, video installation, and otherwise unspecified time-based media.

Where are you ?

i’m currently homeless and nomadic, drifting across the stolen land of the Lenape, specifically the Canarsee, Rockeway, and Maspeth. i fled my apartment in westchester recently due to the abuse my cat and i experienced, from my cis white gay male roommate, for nine consecutive months.

How are you engaging with the current conditions of our world?

i am thriving in the ways that a socially distanced, isolated world of Quarantine-oh has created a digital and virtual world with room and breadth for accessibility. on the other hand, i have various conditions that have gone neglected, untreated and misdiagnosed so i have been quite hysterical and physically uncomfortable in my body. as someone who is visibly black, not seen as trans, with invisible disabilities, i am not sure whether to be more scared of the 2 active strains of coronavirus, NYPD, or the white people (or rather, socialized white people) that call themselves my friends. statistically, my death may be more likely to be caused by my own hand, and those responsible for hurting and traumatizing me time and time again will go unscathed, holding onto their privilege, jobs, and clout, while I continue to choke on my tears and phlegm that i am forced to swallow as i am expected to be high functioning at all times. this will be the death of me.

What does pride mean to you?

taking up space and not letting white, cis, able-bodied, neuro typical, financially stable, shelter-secured people, coons and Uncle Tom’s alike control my narrative. speaking the fuck up because i had to painfully learn that if i didn’t advocate for myself, no one else would. reminding those who are marginalized and systemically oppressed that they are not immune to being bigoted, discriminatory, problematic, and hurtful just because their heart was in the right place. pride to me is shouting from the rooftops so that those who have been tokenized by white led and controlled arts institutions, yes even those who are visibly black and queer identified, are stripped of their ben carson-hood, so that reparations and sovereignty can go to those who are most vulnerable and betrayed by our own.

Introduce your video?

The audio for this video is taken directly from the script of my first long form play, which is still in development. Originally, it was intended for the stage with consideration of multimedia elements, but my company is now considering that the piece exist entirely digitally or rather, primarily produced for the digital and virtual realm. virtual rehearsals with {a multi-dimensional performance company} have been gut-wrenchingly beautiful, honest, and magical and i am excited for what ensues. while i am featured in this music video, i am not featured in the aforementioned long form piece, even though it is autobiographical. this video is a researched exploration of the tentatively titled work, high functioning ex point oh.

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