June 25, 2021
Myseum Intersections 2021: Akanzyla (Durational Performance)
Akanzyla is an Indian climate refugee living in T’karonto, located in the Northeast region of Turtle Island, on the shores of Lake Ontarí'io in 2050. The government has offered climate refugees housing in the run-down condos that flooded the land’s infrastructure in the early 2000s. Akanzyla is a polyworker, offering spiritual caretaking services for online communities, participating in algae cultivation and transformation experiments as a creative biologist in the Almanac Cooperative, all while being the second parent to two children conceived through hybridized surrogacy in a nurture pod and making content to increase the value of her namesake coin. Given the climate circumstances, she is only able to safely venture outdoors 1-2 times a week, leaving her physically isolated, yet weaved through digital realms of care and collectivity.
In this 7-hour live durational performance (attend for as little or last long as you'd like) you are invited into her apartment to witness a work day from a possible future where feminine principles such as interspecies communication, ancestral intelligence, ecological healing, care and cooperation reign, but conflict with the residue of destructive legacy systems including colonialism, white supremacy and capitalism.
Audience members will be invited to participate in collective work throughout the day, sensing into what futures of how we labour are available to us.
This work is informed by Memory Work, a foresight research project on the future of woman’s work led by FromLater and At The Moment (ATM).
*Please note as this is a durational performance you can tune-in/watch for as long as or as little as you choose. Join during a break or have a window/tab open throughout the day. There is also a participatory option while you watch, which isn't required but recommended.
As this livestream will be streaming you YouTube there will be Closed Captions.