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Marcelline - FLOODGATE

  • Headlong Studios 1170 South Broad Street, 19146 (map)

Performance: Friday March 1 || 7pm
Workshop: Saturday March 2 || 4pm

Headlong is pleased to present FLOODGATE, an interactive multi-room performance produced by Camerounian-born artist Marcelline. In her marvelous book The Spirit of Intimacy, author Sonbufu Some uses the term 'gatekeeper' to describe folks who live life at the edge between the material and spiritual worlds - the world of the village and the world of the spirit. In her indigenous village Dagara in Burkina Faso, people seek spiritual guidance from these gatekeepers who are openly known for their queer lifestyle. FLOODGATE is an inquiry into exhibitions of gender fluidity performed during rites of passages/rituals by our African indigenous ancestors.

This archival research culminates into a monumental sculpture made out of blue lace fabric, an interactive library of herbs and newly produced music. The presentation will take place on March 1st at 8pm between Headlong’s meditation room and dance studio.

The following day on March 2nd, the artist will give a presentation on health, beauty and spiritual wellness in a way that activates the interactive herb library installed in the meditation room. The workshop begins at 5pm and will last an hour.

Later Event: March 2
Lifting the Curtain