Explain Totality (version 2)
Queer Trash: the Symposium, ISSUE Project Room
September 22, 2018

Inceptive performance looking at the intersection of suburban history and punk history to ask broader questions about U.S. culture. Performance juxtaposes movement to Rae Sremmurd’s “Black Beatles” and early screamo band Orchid’s “Le Désordre, C'est Moi.” Version 1 concludes with a recorded reading of a personal essay about growing up in the D.C. area, and this version ends with a short poem about racial dynamics in a mosh pit.

Photos by Cameron Kelly McLeod courtesy ISSUE Project Room