How do we survive and navigate in spaces and systems designed to oppress, exclude, silence, or undermine us? As womxn artists, scientists, activists, and organizers, what do we know about submersion, swimming, sailing, sinking, or seeking the source of our (collective) power—and how do we know it? —Shanai Matteson In this residency project, artist, writer, and community-based researcher Shanai Matteson (Water Bar & Public Studio) will collaborate with social scientist Mae Davenport (Center for Changing Landscapes) and an emergent network…
What do we, womxn artists, scientists, activists, and organizers, know about submersion, swimming, sailing, sinking, and ultimately seeking the source of our collective power—and how do we know it? — Shanai Matteson
Artist, writer, community-based researcher, and Target Studio artist-in-residence Shanai Matteson will collaborate with social scientist Mae Davenport to answer that question. Shanai will also collaborate with comic artist, printmaker, and publisher Zak Sally to use posters, zines, and other popular print media to amplify and activate womxn’s stories of water and culture.
Image: Shanai leading a printing workshop at Yo Mama’s House in November 2019. Photograph by Boris Oicherman.