Your choices will have real consequences during this virtual interactive performance featuring The Contemporary Austin exhibiting artist Danielle Brathwaite-Shirley. The type of performance Shirley will deliver, including the length, will depend on you and your fellow audience members! This program will be hosted on Zoom. Please register in advance. This event is limited to 50 participants.
Danielle Brathwaite-Shirley is a London and Berlin-based artist working in animation, sound, performance, and video games to communicate the experiences of being a Black Trans person. Their practice focuses on recording the lives of Black Trans people and intertwining lived experience with fiction to imaginatively retell Trans stories. Spurred on by a desire to record the “History of Trans people both living and past,” their work can often be seen as a Trans archive where Black Trans people are stored for the future. Throughout history, Black queer and Trans people have been erased from the archives. Because of this it is necessary not only to archive their existence, but to record the many creative narratives they have used and continue to use to share their experiences. In 2020, Brathwaite-Shirley produced a solo performance work at the Tate Modern, London. Recent solo exhibitions have taken place at Focal Point Gallery, London (2020); Science Gallery, London (2020); and MU Hybrid Art House, London (2020). They have also been included in group exhibitions at Les Urbaines, Lausanne, Switzerland (2019); Copeland Gallery, London (2019); and Barbican, London (2018).