Photo Diary | Patrisse Cullors at Highways Performance Space
“Wear white,” was the only instruction for the attendees crowding into the legendary Highways Performance Space eager to witness the interactive Patrisse Cullors art performance. The Santa Monica venue, which gained its reputation from showcasing mostly queer artists experimenting with various mediums, celebrated its 30th anniversary with a show examining trauma, healing, and the resilience of the queer, black woman.
Besides from performance artist, Patrisse Cullors also has Black Lives Matter Global Network and Reform LA Jails co-founder listed on her resume. Curated by Damon Turner, and featuring appearances from various artists such as Damon Davis, Tonina, and the Street Symphony, the show combined performance, live music, sculpture, and improvisation. From the opening, which explored the mundaness of washing black hair, to a bit where Cullors examined issues with her weight by incorporating coconut milk, salt, and honey as forms of symbolism and meditation.
Check out Flaunt’s exclusive Photo Diary from the event.