keyon gaskin

[lavender]: a self portrait Mar 22, 2019 to Mar 24, 2019


Fri, Mar 22, 7 pm 
Sat, Mar 23, 7 pm 
Sun, Mar 24, 7 pm 

Capacity: 73

This performance will take place off-site at Oxbow in Georgetown, located at 6118 12th Ave S. Seattle, WA 98108.

Performed by a rotating cast of local artists including:
Karen Nelson
Vivian Phillips
Fox Whitney
Markeith Wiley

full moon in Taurus: of the body, for the body
reading as the invisible act i “do” in my head
but always is embodied or else i could not hold a book
the book as a dance, as a set of steps and gestures that my fingertips 
can hold:
i page, i palm, i point—i
touch my mouth (this is the book too)
then close myself, shelve it away.
like the dance, it is no more and it can never be again. ephemeral.
which i know i should find comforting but which is, instead, for me, disconcerting. out of concert. i did not agree to
this. like so many things.
the body, an object—I object, I say no…there is a blood mystery and although I can be weighed, measured, prodded, counted, discounted—
the Thing is,
I is also a dance
a set of steps,
a make-you-feel
and then I’m over.

Watch an interview with gaskin:

keyon gaskin interview
Related Programs

Sat, Mar 23, 3 pm: Guest Lecture by Curator Ali Rosa-Salas 
The third guest lecturer in our 18/19 Lecture & Studio visit series, Rosa-Salas is the Director of Programming at Abrons Arts Center/Henry Street Settlement (NY). She will present a talk on her work in the Studio Theater. INFO I TICKETS 


About the Artist
gaskin prefers not to contextualize their work with their credentials.


[lavender]: a self portrait is a National Performance Network (NPN) Creation Fund Project co-commissioned by PICA in partnership with On the Boards, Amercian Realness, and NPN. The Creation Fund is supported by the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, and the National Endowment for the Arts (a federal agency). For more information visit