2016 11th 7a*11d Festival
Mikiki 2016 PHOTO courtesy of the artist
Friday October 21 7:30 pm
I fuck up. I want to fuck up. I mean I don’t want to fuck up, but I am drawn into it. So let’s explore that. NSA is both a theoretical study of fucking up and a somatic process of Authentic Movement that pulls lyrical elements from a deeper, unconscious place into a performance of ritualized instructions. This project is concerned with the complexities of bodily and mental self-ownership, the impacts and residue of sustained duration on self-efficacy, reflecting a disillusionment with the politic of radical social change and ﬁnding solace within acts of self-containment and interpersonal and self-reflexive connection in the now.
Mikiki is a queer performance and video artist, and a queer community health activist from Newfoundland. Their work has been shown in artist-run centres, public galleries, performance festivals and self-produced interventions throughout Canada. Mikiki has worked as a Sexuality Educator in public schools, a Bathhouse Attendant, a Drag Queen Karaoke Hostess, a Gay Men’s Health & Wellness Outreach Worker, a Harm Reduction Street Outreach Worker and an HIV tester.