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Gather In, Speculative Architecture of the Overflow

Emily Johnson + IV Castellanos +
Joseph M. Pierce

The choreographies of Emily Johnson, Yup’ik artist and activist, function as portals linking the present and future, our responsibilities to land, and urgent needs in defense of justice. In Tio’tià:ke, she engages with an network of collaborators through her project Being Future Being—a speculative architecture of Indigenous empowerment. She will exchange with long time collaborators: Bolivian-Indige/American artist IV Castellanos and scholar Joseph M. Pierce, citizen of the Cherokee Nation.

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Emily Johnson (New York)

Emily Johnson is an artist who makes body-based work. She is a land and water protector and an organizer for justice, sovereignty and well-being.

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IV Castellanos

IV Castellanos is a Queer Trans* Bolivian-Indige/American, and an abstract performance artist and sculptor who creates solo, collaborative, and group-task vignette performances.

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Joseph M. Pierce

Joseph M. Pierce is Associate Professor in the Department of Hispanic Languages and Literature at Stony Brook University.

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