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Indira Allegra | Takt Talk

Wednesday, September 28, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

The word text is rooted in the Latin verb texere, which means ‘to weave’. Praxis Texere is a lyric essay, a text/ile dense with queer gesture, trauma and repulsion. Praxis Texere code switches between theory and poetics, sonic visuality and materiality, sensual relation and critical witness. Eschewing linear narrative, the work is instead concerned with the weaving of text, subtext and hypertext to discover intimacy between bodies – some inanimate, some violent some existing within the orbit of the artist’s polyverse.


Indira Allegra explores practices of documentation through lyric essay and text/ile performance. She is a recipient of Oakland Individual Artist (2015) and Queer Cultural Center grants (2014) and has been honored with the Jackson Literary Award (2014), Lambda Literary Fellowship (2012) and Windgate Craft Fellowship (2015). The Windgate is awarded to artists who represent the future of contemporary craft as determined by an international panel of curators working with the Center for Craft and Design. Allegra’s commissions include works for the de Young Museum, SFJAZZ Poetry Festival, the City of Oakland and the National Queer Arts Festival. Her time-based works have screened at festivals such as MIX NYC (2013), Perlen Hannover LGBT Festival (2010), Bologna Lesbian Film Festival (2010) and Outfest Fusion (2009).

Allegra’s writing has been widely anthologized, she has contributed works to Cream City Review, HYSTERIA Magazine, make/shift Magazine, Konch Magazine and Yellow Medicine Review: A Journal of Indigenous Literature, Art and Thought among others. In 2014 she was the Dr. and Mrs. Ella Tag Lecturer at East Carolina University and a Lylle Parker Women of Color Speaker at the University of Oregon (2014). A former artist-in residence at The Banff Centre in Canada (2012), she has recently completed her artist in residence at Takt Berlin and Ponderosa Center for Movement and Discovery.


Wednesday, 21.09.2016 19h


Takt Academy at Kunstraum Tapir | Weserstr. 11 | 10247 Berlin-Friedrichshain


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Wednesday, September 28, 2016
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Takt Berlin | Leipzig


Tapir Gallery
Neue Hochstraße 8
Berlin-Mitte, 13347 Germany
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