Contemporary Rites

Contemporary Rites

Iniva – Institute of International Visual Arts – Title: Contemporary Rites Nov 13 2014

The Dilemma of the Diaspora to Define presents ‘EPHEMERAL EMBODIMENT’ a 20 min installation of Contemporary Rites.

‘Monster Terrorist Fag’ ‘performing’ a live 20 min ritual, involving cloth on the body, placing of culturally coded sculptural objects, constructing a rubber turban, practicing yoga, and using haldi/turmeric and spice text narratives to emphemerally embody all the ritual aspects of their south asian queer and transgender identity to a background soundscape and visual archive.

mehndi by Bhavini Goyate/ images by Christa Holka