“When you meet your soulmate, remember that the act of bringing you together was 500 years in the making.”
How does one conceive a love so revolutionary, a love so necessary, a love ancestors dreamt into existence generations ago? Our bodies act as vessels, holding past, present, and future, one cannot exist without the other, they exist within each other; together we are one and many. As non-binary, Black, Indigenous, people of colour, the ways we love and live have survived generations of erasure and trauma; we are the legacy of colonization and the genocide of stolen bodies of Africa and the original peoples of Abya Yala.
Through ritual storytelling, what will be revealed is what was thought to have been lost forever, or perhaps what was never known to have existed.
Cast & Credits
About The Artist
lwrds duniam is an artist, community organizer, and student currently pursuing a Bachelor of Fine Arts in the Integrated Media program at OCAD University. A native of Chinchaysuyo, Abya Yala, they have been calling Turtle Island home since 2002. Their work as an artist explores themes of coloniality and the decolonial option, with a particular focus on the introspective scrutiny of their experiences as an Afro-Indigenous, non-binary, queer person of colour. Their work aims to create sites for re-existence and empowerment, exposing and seeking to dismantle the interlocking systems of oppression that strive to disempower marginalized, racialized, and sexualized bodies.
Aemilius Milo is an accomplished artist, community organizer and entrepreneur whose life work redefines gender on multiple intersections of race, mental health and trans/non-binary life experience. Having stepped away from the stage for the last couple of years, after a decade involved in Queer/Trans performance and theatre spaces, Milo begins their next chapter as performance artist innovatively bringing their passion for food making and love of performance together. They envision creating work that speaks to diaspora identity, Peruvian Indigeneity, and uncovering ancestral knowledge.