Creative Projects

Creative Projects

#NEWGLOBALMATRIARCHY is an ongoing transdisciplinary project that was launched by artists Maya Mackrandilal and Stephanie Graham in Chicago in 2016. It embraces collaboration and openness. It is simultaneously funny and dead serious, seductive and antagonistic, critical and celebratory. It invites participating artists and viewers to reimagine the past, present, and future as spaces for radical liberatory intervention for women/queer people of color. For this program at LAVC, in conjunction with MAIDEN LA, Mackrandilal collaborated with artist and director Scarlett Kim, inviting artists, writers, and performers to consider gestures against borders. The themes of engagement were broad—the spaces between dualisms (like male/female, West/East, civilized/primitive, self/other, mind/body, etc) and how women/qtpoc resist those borders. It was an evening of celebrating the things that the dominant culture sees as most threatening- powerful femininity, queer desire/bodies, open borders, cultural hybridity, poc solidarity, the irrational, non-Western traditions and practices, etc. The program included durational performance, a participatory art piece, dance, music, poetry readings, and more. Participating artist included: Paola Escobar, Diana-Sofia Estrada, Edgar Fabián Frías, Scarlett Kim, Maia, Maya Mackrandilal, Imani Tolliver, Candy Yi, and others. All photos by Alan Palmer