where will I be buried? is a whisper, a vigil, a torn photograph in a lovers wallet, a plea. The need to be remembered and honored in our lives and death(s).

Featuring work from over 12 Queer and/or Trans, Black and Indigenous, People of Color (QTBIPOC), where will I be buried*? holds space for artists and audiences from marginalized communities to center ourselves in our mourning, healing and transformations. For QTBIPOC communities the question of where “will I be buried” is not easily answered. How we approach ritual, ceremony and death varies culture to culture, religion to religion and even more so depending on your gender or sexual identity. Too often Black Trans* people are misgendered in their death, a continued violence that started long before the moment of their death. Using death as an entrypoint the included artists bring dynamic responses to the titular question exploring pleasure, pain, longing and transcendence.

Curated by Muse Dodd and Catherine Feliz. Concept created in collaboration with Jasdeep Kang and Muse Dodd. This exhibition is part of Flux Factory’s 2020 exhibition programs. For more information on past and upcomming exhibitions, visit here.

Muse Dodd (They/Them) is Multidisciplinary Artist, Curator and DJ from Severn, MD based between NY, Atlanta and Maryland. Their work centers on the questions, How do you remember and what do you choose to forget? Through the act of remembering, Muse uses their body to map the lived experience of Africans in America. Muse channels trauma to connect with, process and alchemize pain; both personal and collective through sound, movement and film.

Muse holds a BA in Film Production from Howard University and studied at the Film Academy in Prague. Muse is a Source Studio Fellow and recipient of the Corrina Mehiel Grant. Muse is a 2019-2020 Leslie Lohman Museum Artist Fellow and was the 2019 DCAC Curatorial Fellow . A former Artist-in-Residence at the Flux Factory, they were also a 2018 Artist-in-Residence at the ARoS Museum in Denmark. Muse video work has been commissioned for performances at The Shed, Mabou Mines Theater, and Dixon Place. Muse has also screened and exhibited work at  Lincoln Center, The BWI Marshall Airport, Prince George’s African American Museum and Cultural Center, The DC Arts Center, and The Flux Factory. Through their work, Muse hopes to create space for Black bodies to be free, if only for a frame.

Catherine Feliz (they/them) is an interdisciplinary artist, writer, and curanderx, born and raised in Lenapehoking territory (NYC) to parents from Kiskeya Ayiti (Dominican Republic). Intersectional feminist theory, archival research, and earth-based healing inform their practice. They work to reclaim ancestral technologies that have been systematically erased by drawing from multiple disciplines to unearth histories and make space for decolonial futures. Employing techniques of framing, opacity, desire, and language, they work in a variety of mediums including installation, bookmaking, video, text, and fabric. Catherine Feliz is also the co-founder of Abuela Taught Me, a pop-up botanica, and a founding member of Homecoming, a QTBIPOC radical care collective.  Catherine is an MFA candidate at the University of California, Los Angeles department of Interdisciplinary Studio.

Flux Factory’s Mission
is to support and promote emerging artists through residencies, exhibitions, and collaborative opportunities; build sustainable artist networks; and help retain creative forces in New York City.
“Flux Factory as a building and community, sits within Lenapehoking, or The Land of the Lanape, the traditional territory of the Lenni-Lenape people; the Canarsie, Munsee, Matinecock, Maspeth and Rockaway Nations. We extend our gratitude to the people of each of these nations and acknowledge their love, labor, lives and stewardship of the land that we, Flux Factory, now occupy. We commit to standing in solidarity with the Lenni-Lenape people and all Indigenous Nations in their ongoing struggle against Settler Colonialism. We recognize that New York City exists on unceded land.”

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