Gabrielle Civil is a black feminist performance artist, originally from Detroit MI. “ Recent performance works include “a ritual of nest and flight” (Toronto, 2017); “Say My Name (an action for 270 abducted Nigerian girls)” (Mérida, Mexico, 2017, USA 2014-2016); “…hewn and forged….” (Boulder, CO & Salt Lake City, UT, 2016) and Aide-Mémoire (Zimbabwe, 2013). After the 2010 earthquake in Haiti, she completed a trilogy of diaspora grief works (2011-2014) and performed investigations of blackness in Mexico (2008-2010). Her writing has appeared in Small Axe, Something on Paper, Sargasso, Rain Taxi, and more. She has guest-edited and contributed to special issues of Aster(ix) and Obsidian. Swallow the Fish, her memoir in performance art, was published in the #RECURRENT series of CCM Press (2017). The aim of her work is to open up space.
Beauty Breaks: Session 9