My performance art work arrives at the intersection of installation, conceptual art, and poetry. I find or create environments, enter them, and make things happen—with objects, language, landscape, often other people, and always, always my body. Performance art solved a series of problems for me, or rather the main problem of being an over-achieving, under-desired, smart, plump, black girl in America who craved glamour and creation. I started making performance art to cultivate and manifest my presence in the world. From my physical body has burgeoned a black feminist body of art. From this body of art has emerged an evolving chronicle of performance memoirs, dialogues, interactions.
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