melissa q. teng


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Updates -

On Saturday, Nov. 20, 2021, I’m sharing a performance and animation in CORES, an event organized by Digital Soup and 3rdWavvE at Black Math.


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“If you don’t have scars, are you even living?”
James Baldwin noted that “some people wish to colonize the moon, [while] others dance before it as an ancient friend.” This piece plays out the logic of capital, which asks: How much planetary scarring is worth it to ensure our survival? Watching an industrial disaster unfold repeatedly, we can ask in response: What is survival if both we and the planet are too poisoned to dance?



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Paradise II
Part of a series created in my room during the second wave of COVID-19 lockdowns in the U.S, this performance explores the sublime relationship between belongings and body, which mutually sustain one another. Altogether, the series meditates on the visible and invisible labor of care and the intimate politics of bodies in spaces hidden from public view.




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