Work > Edges on Fleek: The Borders of Speech

miatta kawinzi and ray ferreira performance
miatta kawinzi performance
miatta kawinzi performance
miatta kawinzi and ray ferreira performance
2019
2019

Edges on Fleek: The Borders of Speech
Performance by Miatta Kawinzi & ray ferreira
MoMA PopRally x Queens
12 July, 2019
Trans-Pecos, Ridgewood, NY.

weturnfencesintobridges
sidewaysshimmydowndefenses
openupthefloor
turntheceilingtoadoor
A spine : crest
A body : water
A wavy sensation
- Miatta Kawinzi & ray ferreira, 2019.

In this collaborative performance, the artists utilized audio-visual elements, movement, and interactivity to reflect upon the expressive possibilities of language in different forms. In acknowledgement of the linguistic diversity in Queens, the artists sparked a consideration of language as a malleable tool to assert identity, shape space, and re-frame and question existing structures. Visitors were invited to participate in these reflections.

Photographs are by Lina Shteyn.
Thanks to the Museum of Modern Art & Trans-Pecos for support with this performance, and to Peaches Monroe for her linguistic inventiveness.