sex/uality. work. extraction. art. theatr/ics.
S.W.E.A.T. is a series of conversations about performance and performativity of the sexual and sexualized body at work—where work is broadly defined as the labour of survival, the labour of care, creativity, and capital-A-Art. How exactly do we define our work and how does that work entangle and circumscribe our sexual identities, our creative lives and the ways in which we provide care? How do we perform both tasks and identities within the framework of that which we consider work? My hope is that these conversations are a means to speak between intersectionalities by anchoring our always already sexualized and racialized bodies through our relationship to work, sex & gender, creativity and performance. I hope that they contribute to dialogues which normalize sex work as work, and all work as deserving of respect, healthy conditions, and a living wage.
- This episode features excerpts from three different interviews with interdisciplinary artist Simon(e) Jaikiriuma Paetau. They share thoughts on funding, performativity and code switching before, during and after the pandemic. S.W.E.A.T. Starting a new year and new season of S.W.E.A.T., this episode goes back to the very beginning with the first interview on the topic conducted […]
- This final episode of 2022 closes out the first season of S.W.E.A.T. with a personal note. I’ll be speaking about my own positioning as I come into this project—my own relationship to sex, work, extraction, art and theatrics and the personal-political intersections that I bring to the table when I speak to others in conversation. […]
- Justice aka Karyka is a Nigerian IT student living and working in Kumasi Ghana. When we met he was running a barber shop part time and I was looking for a fresh haircut. He is a drummer at his uncle’s church, singer and aspiring actor, which are just a few of his future dreams as […]
- Eryka Dellenbach (b. Chicago) is an experimental filmmaker, dancer and interdisciplinary performance artist based in Tucson, Arizona. They approach film as a devotional practice, and use body-based performance and dance collaboration as a method of research, connection and mutual evolution. Their works mine relationships to power and erotics, and explore fluid consent as a generative source […]
- Today’s episode features Muhammedu Abubakari, a teacher of Arabic and Quran, a translator, and a skilled tailor. He translates and speaks in conversation with me and Jawo Zaria Graba, a cocoa farmer and Isshak Fuseini, an economics student. Together we toured the forest where they produce crops and shared with me their extensive knowledge of […]