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Sunday, December 18, 2022 | 5-9 pm | FREE |At Vox
WAGGLE BABY: TROPHALLAXIS DINNER
The Trophallaxis Study Group (Jonathan, Marguerite, Winter, and Jah Elyse) invites you to come together and exchange material, spirit, study, food, and presence with us!

WAGGLE BABY: TROPHALLAXIS DINNER

Presented by THE TROPHALLAXIS STUDY GROUP
Sunday, December 18, 2022 | 5-9 pm | FREE |At Vox

The Trophallaxis Study Group (Jonathan, Marguerite, Winter, and Jah Elyse) invites you to come together and exchange material, spirit, study, food, and presence with us!

This Trophallaxis Sunday Dinner is: a space to air personal and collective inquiry; a space for reflections and offerings on how and what we nurture and sustain; a space to waggle and weave together; a space for grounding praxis, holding ourselves in the balance, exploring what comes of connection.

How do we come together in this time?

Let us come together: COVID test negative, masks up, bodies present with the architectures of each other and the space. Let’s eat. Let’s play. Let’s dance. Let’s talk. Let’s materialize. Let’s linger. Let’s share. Let’s share. Let’s share.

How can we all pour into this space?

Pouring into the space looks like bringing a bite to eat for the group, bringing a libation, offering an impromptu song/writing/dance/? Looks like bringing a friend. Looks like bringing yourself. Any of these things.

About the Artists

Marguerite Angelica Monique Hemmings is a performance artist/educator currently based in Philadelphia, USA. They focus on one’s own body, one’s own way of moving, and connecting to the unseen. They are a master of body ceremonies and a curator of vibes. As a choreographer they specialize in emergent, improvisational and social dance movement styles and technologies, rooted in the story of the African Diaspora. They are researching the ancestral and subversive role of dance and the dancer throughout the African Diaspora and look to conjure these technologies through all of their (present) work. Marguerite uses body, text, media, and moving images in their work. They direct a multimedia endeavor called we free, which looks at the millennial and gen z approach to liberation through its music, social dance and social media. More info: wefreeee.com @margueriteangelicamonique

jah elyse sayers works toward spatial justice through research, writing, farming, building, teaching, organizing, and art-making at the intersections of environmental psychology, Black geographies, abolition geographies, urban studies, Black queer and trans studies, and embodiment. Their work draws on poetic, historical, and participatory methods to further struggles–especially Black queer and trans struggles–for liberatory placemaking against racial capitalism. Their writing has appeared in Wagadu: A Journal of Transnational Women’s and Gender Studies and BRICLab Essays; they have performed at Brooklyn Arts Exchange (BAX); and have exhibited sculptural work at MetaDen. They are currently a PhD candidate in environmental psychology. More info:@jahthecreature

Winter Rae Schneider is a futurist from the Delaware Valley. They follow a path of liberatory praxis at the crossroad of storytelling, power, radical love and accountability. They have been and they continue to be schooled in interdisciplinary freedom technologies, and they claim an intellectual lineage of scholars and artists reckoning with history and yearning for the next world. Rooted in West Philly, they spend their time mothering, and designing containers for historical reckoning and relational healing as co-founder of the worker-owned co-op, the Accountable History Network. They teach a critical analysis of power and facilitate thinking about structural and embodied legacies of dispossession and colonization. They practice coalitional organizing with the Philly Revenue Project, the Our City Our Schools coalition and the PILOTs (Payments in Lieu of Taxes) campaign. More info: @oilandwinter

About the Curator

Jonathan González is an artist, scholar and educator based in Philadelphia, PA. Their practice examines conditions that figure Black life at the intersections of insurgent aesthetics, political economy, metaphysics and performance studies through research-based processes in live art, pedagogy, and time-based media, usually generated collaboratively. Their writings have been published by Cultured Magazine, deem journal, EAR|WAVE|EVENT, among others. They have received support from Art Matters Foundation, Foundation for Contemporary Arts and Robert Rauschenberg Foundation. Their research has been supported by Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, Center for Afro-futurist Studies, Maggie Allesee National Center for Choreography, and Loghaven Artist Residency, among others. More info: gonzalezinfo.com @thirdlyrelevant

ACCESSIBILITY STATEMENT
Please note that Vox Populi is located on the third floor of a historic warehouse building at 319 N. 11th Street and that there are five steps leading from the street-level to the first-floor landing where the passenger elevator picks-up/drops-off. The entry into/out of the elevator is 29-inches wide, so may not accommodate all wheelchairs or motorized chairs. Any individual requiring a ramp to navigate this entryway is encouraged to get in touch with Vox Populi ahead of time to coordinate ramp-access and discuss accessibility details. Our ramps may not be suitable for all wheelchairs or motorized chairs, so we strongly encourage anyone requiring a ramp to be in touch at: events@voxpopuligallery.org or 215.238.1236

Event:
WAGGLE BABY: TROPHALLAXIS DINNER
Start:
December 18, 2022 @ 5:00 pm
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December 18, 2022 @ 9:00 pm
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