About This Artist

Gabriel Christian is an artist bred in New York City and baking in Oakland. Their work metabolizes the vernaculars within BlaQ diasporafuturity, afrovivalism, faggotrythrough body-based live performance and poetics; moreover, they feel the bio to be an unfortunate by-product of capitalistic modes like chattel slavery.

Chibueze Crouch is a queer Nigerian-American (Igbo) actor and artist from Danbury, Connecticut (Paugussett land) currently living in Oakland, CA (Chochenyo Ohlone land). Her creative practice straddles theater and performance art, examining Diasporic longing and constructions of identity through masquerade, song, text and multidisciplinary live performance. Chibueze has performed at Brava Theater, Finnish Hall, SFSU, the National Queer Arts Festival, BAMPFA, and Crowded Fire Theater, among others. Her work is a slow trickle of blood sliding down your forearm, the sweetest juice of an overripe fruit: you almost don’t notice until it stains your good shirt, and then you can never forget where it came from.

 

About this Project

mouth/full explores faith in the Black body, as told through testimonies of two artists from the African Diaspora. By mining their personal relationships to spirituality within and outside religious institutions, they will create a new Mas(s) where all can feel truly whole and holy.

Upcoming Events

TenderArts Drumming Circle

Steve Tanksley
First Mondays, October-May, 6pm-8pm

Litquake

Mon-Fri, Oct 14-18, 8pm

Watch Films Rub Up

The San Francisco International Festival of Short Films
Sat, Oct 19, 7pm & 9:30pm screenings

Archived Events

Yerba Buena Gardens Night

Fauxnique & JuiceBox
Sat, Oct 12, 6pm-10pm at Jessie Square

Block Fest: Discover The Weaver In You

Rachel Lozada
Fri, Oct 4, 3pm-5pm

(in)Visible

Jess Curtis/Gravity
Thu-Sun, Oct 3-6 & Oct 10-13, 8pm

Front Porch at Block Fest

Demonstration Gardens' Kasey Rios Asberry
Fri, Sept 20, 3pm-5pm

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