How Do We Dress for the Weather?
The climate is changing. Regimes are changing. Borders are changing, therefore, modes of self-expression, perception, and social action must change. Since political agency is becoming increasingly challenging in a world where one’s body has been framed in a particular racial and gendered discourse, this intervention uses the concept of interdependence to explore a deeper understanding of intersectionality that exists between human beings and the ecological environment. The structure in How Do We Dress for the Weather? sets conditions for people to inhabit their body through the interplay between learning new movement and language.
How Do We Dress for the Weather? was tested with dancers as part of Disco Riot’s S P A CE Residency in 2018. Two public viewings of the project were showcased at Queen Bee’s Cultural Center in San Diego, California.
A special thanks to Zaquia Mahler Salinas, Sarah Allison McCann, and Nicole Roerick for contributing and making this project happen.