Co-Creating the Archive: Jahslyn Chen See Responds to Adee Roberson

Artists in Residence at Destiny Arts Center visited the Visions into Infinite Archives exhibition to add their voices to the archive through creative responses.

Jahslyn Chen See responded to Adee Roberson’s Blue Mountains (Portland Parish, Jamaica) / Polyrhythms Kill Colonizers / Say Her Name into the Ocean with the poem below.

Adee Robeson

Adee Roberson’s Blue Mountains (Portland Parish, Jamaica) / Polyrhythms Kill Colonizers / Say Her Name into the Ocean

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Bury me in a pool of liquid color
When I die
Blend my memory with the sunrise
Then re­use me up to the farthest star
As ash or earth or canvass
When I die
Dance in love all night for me
When I die, I hope the love
I leave behind, Multiplies.

Jahslyn Whitelocke-­Chensee is a multidisciplinary artist who is interested in shedding light on the modern magic of intersectionality, multidimentionality, and fluidity. She identifies as a developing queer being of color and recently claimed the mother sun as her archetype.

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The Emerging Artist Residency is a 3-month paid residency at Destiny Arts Center that cultivates the artist growth of LGBTQQI2-S (lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, queer, questioning, intersex, two-spirit) identified performing artists ages 18-24. Led by mentor teaching artists, Indira Allegra and India Davis, residents work through a collaborative process to create solo and group performances that include storytelling, spoken word, movement, and theater. The residency culminates in a community showcase on April 22nd and 23rd

The Queer Emerging Artist Residency is specifically designed for LGBTQQIA2-S identified artists of color and their white allies who are interested in utilizing art and performance as tools for social change.