About This Artist

Javier Stell-Fresquez (Chican@, Tigua & Piro Native), Ivan “Ivy” Monteiro (Brasil), and Davia Amerasu Spain (San Francisco Bay Area native), compose a trinity of young, fierce, POC femme artists. Our collective expertise spans theater, sound and video production, dance, and organizing, as well as drag, among other forms that our queer ancestors developed in queer nightlife spaces, and backyard family barbecues.

Applying intersectional and intertribal methods, we set our triune gaze on the landfill that is our present society. Holding up umbilical and ancestral knowledge as we decolonize the future, our very existence and emergent voices defy neocolonialism, white supremacy, and patriarchy.

©Yvonne M. Portra

©Yvonne M. Portra

About This Project

Mother The Verb is a Queer/Trans performance dance, produced and created by Ivan Monteiro (Brasil), Javier Stell-Fresquez (Chican@ originally from El Paso, Tigua & Piro Native), and Davia Amerasu Spain (San Francisco Bay Area native), a trinity of young, fierce, POC femmes fucking up post-colonialism, white supremacy and patriarchy one breath at a time. This trinity will be making a new experimental performance piece exploring the glorification and damnation of our many mothers, asking how we can transcend the toxins flowing in our bodies and societies.


Follow their progress and community work at Facebook.com/MotherTheVerb

 

Upcoming Events

Spring 2021 at CounterPulse

The Revolution Will Be Choreographed

Skills Bucket

with CounterPulse staff!
Third Wednesdays, September-February, 3:00pm-3:30pm PDT

Beyond Gravity 2021

Jess Curtis/Gravity
Fri & Sat, Feb 19 & 20, 7pm PST on Twitch

Human/ID and are:era

StratoFyzika and Pseuda
Thu-Sat, Apr 8-10 & 15-17, 8pm-9pm

Archived Events

Grand re Union LIVE

Art Stations Foundation, CounterPulse, Movement Research
Fri & Sat, Dec 18 & 19 on Twitch and Zoom

It’s Like Groundhog Day Every Day

Kim Ip/KRIMM'S DANCE PARTY
Friday, December 11, 7pm PST on Twitch

Return the Eye

DROUGHT SPA
Thu, Dec 10, 7PM PST on Twitch

Flashback Futures

The CounterPulse Solstice Party
Sat, Dec 19, 5pm-7:30pm PST on Zoom

Blog Roll

  • Glitch Crush

    “Primeiro estranha-se, depois entranha-se” (At first it’s strange, then it gets into your veins) – Fernando Pessoa I am part of the Human/ID team, a collaboration with StratoFyzika and Ian Heisters that probes how identity is rendered legible (or illegible) through movement and technology.  Tagging onto the notion of digital flaws and their rich potential […]

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  • IDENTITY AND MOVEMENT: MOTION TRANSFER WITH NEURAL NETWORKS

    Deep fake dancing and breaking technology I’ve been talking with the StratoFyzika team about how identity resides in the body for their residency in CounterPulse’s Combustible program. We’re researching surveillance technology, machine learning, and dance for a performance in spring 2020. The research is conceptual as well as practical, and the following comprises my notes in building a first […]

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  • A Platform, A Stage, An Audience

    We are artists. In some ways, we are sacrificial lambs. We bleed publicly. We can be found dancing naked and crying the necessary tear. We do this so they can name what they have sacrificed. To those without words, we give poetry; those without melody, a song. And to him, that guy, that just can’t […]

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  • Behind the Lens with Robbie Sweeny

    I’ve always been a fan of Robbie Sweeny. For years I’ve admired his photographer choreography, his hurried movement and cadence during performances. It takes considerable method and skill to shoot the perfect angle, and to capture the compelling photos that highlight CountrePulse’s Instagram feed. My colleagues and I admire his stylistic editing; together we scroll […]

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