Fierce Festival 2019 / Birmingham, UK / 15 – 20 October

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UK Premiere

Keijaun Thomas (New York)

My Last American Dollar...

Wednesday 16 October 2019, 7.00pm11.00pm

Chamberlain Square
Birmingham, B3 3DH
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Part of A Very Fierce Grand Opening. Presented in partnership with Unmuted

90 mins

Free

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Keijaun Thomas

Image: Andrea Abbatangelo

My Last American Dollar: Round 1. Tricking and Flipping Coins: Making Dollars Hit, Round 2. Black Angels in the Infield: Dripping Faggot Sweat, Round 3. Whatchu Gonna Do: Marvelous like Marva

In this immersive solo work Thomas investigates and embodies resistance, asking: “How do we resist temptation, how do we slow down, how do we play, how do we survive?” Thomas traverses a multimedia installation, combining structural fragments of environments associated with labour, ritual, and hospitality such as locker rooms, strip clubs, waiting rooms, church pews, and field days. Investigating forms through which black and brown people hold space for each other, Thomas asks, how to carry the multiplicities of being young, gifted, and black powerfully engaging with the entangled histories of labour, subjugation, and resistance.

This performance takes place at A Very Fierce Grand Opening

Fierce Says

We’ve been following the work of Keijaun for a few years now, and have always wanted to get her to Fierce. She has rejuvenated performance art, showing it to be a powerful contemporary medium. Expect striking imagery from an important new voice in performance art.

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Wednesday 16 October 2019

7.00pm

Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery