My team and I created this fundraiser, because we refuse to wait for a “gatekeeper” to let us create. This fund will support over 20 Black artists and three art projects, which focus on Black, queer expression. Please consider supporting this crowdfund to help these projects become reality!
More details about the projects are below.
The Projects That Are Supported
"The Flowers of Dakar" is a multidisciplinary art project celebrating the queer communities of Dakar, while keeping their identities anonymous. This project will fuse together technology and art, and will comprise of video-mapping, video installation, photography, performance, and audio interviews. After two months of research in Dakar, Sea Novaa will work with local artists and community members to help bring this project to life.
The team for this production includes: Céline Rodrigues Monteiro as Producer, Michelle Gutierrez as Producer, Mandhla as Artist/Performer, Chikamaraa as Artist/Performer, Gugulethu Duma as Artist/Performer, Kimani Schumann as Director of Photography, Thais Nepomuceno as Lighting and Sound, and Sea Novaa as Creator/Project Lead.
This project requires the collaboration of local artists, and this fund will help "Black Woman Doing Nothing" tour in Lagos, Nigeria, and throughout the U.S.
Photo by Lea Rieke
This piece embodies freedom, spirituality, sexuality, and being. It will be performed and documented with local queer communities in New York City and in Lagos.
The music is composed by Sea Novaa, and performed by El Congo. Digital art coding is created by Sea Novaa.
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