Pray Wild, Katie Cercone with Go! Push Pops JUSFC 40th Anniversary Year Artistsʼ Forum

Go! Push Pops Photo:Ishmail Thoth Ra

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4/25|13:00 ~ 16:30
Lecture Hall, International House of Japan
[Participation fee]
Free (Reservasions required)
A workshop and street parade led by the transnational feminist collective Go! Push Pops. Based loosely on neo―shamanism and a belief in the sacredness of nature; participants will learn to identify their spirit animal and strengthen their human connection to the earth through simple physical exercises and meditative crafts. Participant will have the opportunity to make their own costume in the likeness of their spirit animal. To conclude the session, the group will take to the streets, parading with joy and ease through the wilderness of Roppongi.

Co-sponsored by the Japan-US Friendship Commission International House of Japan)


Katie Cercone with Go! Push Pops

Based in Brooklyn, NY, Katie Cercone (b.1984) is an interdisciplinary artist, writer, curator, and yogi, and co-director of the queer, transnational feminist collective Go! Push Pops. Cercone has shown her hip hop feminist performative video works at the Brooklyn Museum, Bronx Museum, Whitney Museum, Momenta Art, and Vox Populi. Cercone is a US-Japan Creative Artists Program Fellow sponsored by the Japan-US Friendship Commission, and is researching the ganguro phenomenon, along with Japanese takes on American hip hop culture.