Obeah From Tomorrow
If all the oppressions that marginalized me were gone how would I arrive? We had to go to the future to answer this question. The year is 2040, where Obeah is 50 years old, and in love with herself. This unselfish love was achieved through work; both the nonlinear journey of personal healing and the systemic work to dismantle capitalism through organizing. The piece takes place moments before a gala celebration of decades of labor and the 5-year anniversary of liberation; when she is in deep reflection of her journey.
written and performed by ociele hawkins
directed, shot and edited by Eva Wǒ
choreography by Dana Nichols
styling by Kris Keen
Published online at CurateThis and premiered at Super|Object 004:__Bodies