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Prism Obsidian

I am the founder of The Universal Fairytale (UNESCO) and The Ziggurat projects between Berlin, Germany and Glasgow, Scotland. These are offered through a series of educational and performance-based workshops and photographic processes, book arts, exhibitions, and community-based projects. These activities range of being for professionals to novice accessible. Workshops which make handcraft and photographic processes accessible as technology for teaching cultural understanding through Book Arts. I studied at Parsons School of Design, received an MRes from the Glasgow School of Art and an MPhil in autoethnographical research in Theology and Creative Practice at Glasgow University.  Currently, I am working on a PhD in Modern Languages & Cultures based on my work with sustainability, diversity, equity, and inclusion through The Ziggurat.  I have been a Guest Artist at the Dutch Royal College of Art & Design and the Royal Conservatoire through the Image & Sound Department.


Bird Clock Opera/ w text from Days Of The Week
Prism Obsidian

The texts for this piece were originally written as part of a revision of the Homeric Hymn to Demeter; a revision which broadens the picture of Black women who are descendant of colonial enslavement. A dialogue based on the contrast of Artemis’ power and agency over her body compared to women who have been unsafe for generations.
Women who carry these wounds as warnings and a call out for accountability. The underlying track called ‚Xercathalon’s Debut: A Bird Clock Opera, is a piece based on the sounds of childhood as remembered and incorporated into this collaborative soundscape.

The question works such as these answer is a soft approach towards understanding the people that 37C3 wants to become more diverse towards. Diversity, equity and inclusion are more than catchy phrases. They don't happen overnight, but through art and literature there are greater options for briding understanding.

Fireshonks Maintrack