Jeepneys and Low Leaf, cosmic parrot sisters of the infinince, forever frolicking upon the nebular fields of the many dimensions we inhabit, intersect heartminds and find a universe of creatures. Together they dance joyfully between the folds of space and time.
Low Leaf, an eternally expansive being, Earth’s beloved fairy swung from a crescent moon, beacon of divine ancestoric light force! As she climbs the palm tree of divine destiny she meets Jeepneys on the other side. Jeepneys, the alien bird mestiza, whose laughter creates stars across a void. Eyeing each other through the pyramid of palms, they see that they have been together since before the beginning of time.
WE DO NoT PLACE ANY HIERARCHY TO TIME NOR SPACE NOR FLESH. OUR GARDENS LIVE ON METEORS AND MOONS. \///\\/\/\/\\\//////\\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\\\\/\\\/\/////////////\/\/\/\\/\\\/\////\/\/\\/\/\///\/\/\\/\/\//////\/\/\\/\/\////\/\/\/\\/\/\/\//\/\/\/\/\
WE GIVE BIRTH TO UNIVERSES AND THEY GIVE BIRTH TO US. \///\\/\/\/\\\//////\\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\\\\/\\\/\/////////////\/\/\/\\/\\\/\////\/\/\\/\/\///\/\/\\/\/\//////\/\/\\/\/\////\/\/\/\\/\/\/\//\/\/\/\/\//\\//\\//////\\/\/\
WE ARE ALL ONE WITH ALL BEINGS. WE ARE ALL MANGOS. WE ARE ALL MANGOS. WE ARE ALL MANGOS. WE ARE ALL MANGOS. WE ARE ALL MANGOS.
The latest konversation exhibit features a multimedia experience brought to you by special guest Adee Roberson of Black Salt Collective in anticipation of her birthday July 21st (holla!). A black feminist, artist, musician, and healer, Adee has a unique eye and her command of color, line, and content is therapy itself.
GIRLS GET BUSY BLOG TAKEOVER: Black Salt Collective - Day 1
We invited Black Salt to do a series of blog posts this week showcasing who they are as a collective and as individuals. They’ll be a post every day from Monday 4th Feb - Friday 8th Feb including a mixtape, their favourite internet videos, book recommendations and more!
Black Salt is a new art collective focusing entirely on cultural and contemporary narratives. The work is cultural, but not “cultural” in the anthropological sense of the word. Cultural art is often seen through a Western lens, whereas Black Salt is strictly about contemporary work in which experience results in atmosphere. They operate by creating work that navigates both linear and non-linear narratives, as well as placing emphasis on identity. It features the work of three emerging artists: Fanciulla Gentile, Grace Rosario Perkins, and Adee Roberson, all of whom possess different skill sets but are unified by vision and collaboration.
Anna Luisa (Jeepneys) is pleased to announce that she will be the artist-in-residence at Echo Park Film Center for the months of February and March 2015. She plans to produce a series of experimental documentaries of site-specific performances in Historic Filipinotown featuring all Filipino artists, as well as host workshops and panels. Photo is a still from the Jeepneys’ Lamka Lamsa Video, when she multiplied herself and danced up and down the Loboc River in Bohol.
Jeepneys & Low Leaf - “We Are Mangoes” Music Video Premiere
Need motivation? Love Mangoes? Feast your senses!
Browntourage is honored to premiere two of our audio visual gurl crushes’ new video providing a magically delicious way to connect to the power inside you! Jeepneys(musician, bodysuit designer, and director) and Low Leaf(harpist, rapper, and style icon) are both brown gurl dreams in their own right, and their song together supplies the most stylish tropical power anthem to take you to your next level because YOU CAN, (and who doesn’t like Mangoes?). The video provides endless eye candy with colors, prisms, vegetation, style, mirrors, dancing, and masks by fellow qwoc Black Salt Collective member, Grace Rosario Perkins! Jeepneys, Low Leaf, and their dancers take on the role my personal spirit warriors with this one: determined feminine creatures paving their path to greatness with style, fun, and mangoes. Very Browntourage!
In honor of the video release, we are also bringing you an exclusive interview with Jeepneys.
Black Salt Collective bends time, space and identity to present visceral narratives of tradition and sadness. In the millenials’ world of constant stimuli, endless vapid ways to pass the time and oceans of information to drown in, it’s easy to eclipse the noise in our own heads with diversions. The market is saturated with music and art that’s so processed it is unrecognizable from its original form. It’s increasingly rare to find a piece of expression that appeals in a humanistic or visceral way, that has retained the blood and marrow of its creator and ultimately allows viewers to experience something they might recognize as part of themselves. Black Salt Collective draws inspiration from a deep, connected subconscious and presents work that is both stunning and jarring in its exposure, with a magnetic quality in its unflinching honesty. Artists contribute by exposing themselves; Black Salt contributes by telling the secret stories of their ancestors and the posterity they precede, with the hypnagogic quality of passed time. The work they present is not grandstanding in its representation of culture; it does not convey history through war or colonialism, or through a Zinn lens of revolution and repression. The work is evocative of the interactions that compose everyday life; stories told around campfires over wine on late summer nights, that get buried and lost in the generational tide. Black Salt, the work of Sarah Sass Biscarra-Dilley, Fanciulla Gentile, Grace Rosario Perkins, Anna Luisa Petrisko and Adee Roberson bends time, space and identity to present greater primal narratives of tradition and sadness, integration and loss; and along the way, captures something universal about the resilience of the human spirit.