Under the Skin- Exhibit
October 3 - October 31Free
Under the Skin: Dismantling Borders within Borders.
Reception: October 5. 4:00pm
Welcome to this journey!
What labels have been imposed upon you? What assumptions have you made based on stereotypes, ethnicity, gender, sexual preference, age, and/or ability?
Under the Skin is a community that started to be formed in 2016 and continues to offer spaces of dialogue, creation, and healing. Our revolution is a process and a practice to decolonize the self by continuously attempting to listen to our voices, write our stories, and transform our discourses and interactions. Under the Skin is an invitation to be part of a critical and dialogical community that dismantles stereotypes and labels. This exhibit is the result of a year of encounters where more than a hundred Palouse community members and WSU students, faculty and staff gathered to share our experiences in forming our identities. Every Thursday we gathered to enjoy homemade food and to tell the stories of who we are through acrylics, creative writing, photography, and other artistic expressions. Every workshop was guided by collaborators with diverse ethnic backgrounds, academic perspectives, spiritual processes, and community work experiences. In this exhibit, you will also find a section where people experiencing homelessness in the Palouse share their lived experiences and creations. The original idea of Under the Skin and the exhibit have been informed by indigenous principles of relationality, reciprocity and respect and Chicana Feminist constructs like “theory in the flesh” (Moraga, 1980). The invitation of Under the Skin is to envision a completely new society and in Walia’s (2013) words to “decolonize together” and “undo the borders between one another”.
Our gratitude to workshop Collaborators: Danica Wixom, Armando Medinaceli, Zoe Higheagle Strong, Anna Plemons, Rani Iyer, Verónica Sandoval-Lady Mariposa, Kakali B. Chakrabarti, Sequoia Dance, Irma Pomol Cahum, Miguel Oscar Chan Dzul, Faith Price, Phill Allen, Intissar Yahia, Linda Russo, Yvonne Berliner, Nancy Carvajal.
Original idea and organizer: Nancy Carvajal Medina
Curated by: Nancy Carvajal and Janellie Pruneda