you never know

Performance, 2018- ongoing
Shown at The Whitney Museum of American Art, signs and symbols gallery, Van Alen Institute, and will be shown at the 2018 Forward Union Fair.

  You Never Know , performed at  signs and symbols gallery  on Aug 30, 2018.

You Never Know, performed at signs and symbols gallery on Aug 30, 2018.

You Never Know is an authentic City Council campaign speech (I’m running for City Council in District 39 of Brooklyn in 2021) turned cathartic rap rally educating about how we can change the system from the inside out and the ground up through voting, grassroots organizing, and keeping our spirits high in these trying times. Exploring the culture of violence and fear-mongering that Western media perpetuates, I share my experiences at the gun show, ask what the opposite of a weapon could be, have a teach-in about how/why/where to vote, and encourage a group catharsis through video, dance, and rap music. Can political empowerment for change and liberating entertainment be the same thing? Spoiler alert: the answer is yes.

You Never Know, shown at The Whitney Museum of American Art and performed with Laurie Berg and Zavé Martohardjono on June 23, 2018.