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Shola Cole as Pirate Jenny: Photo by Nina Isabelle



Inhabiting and traversing queer, trans and non-binary subjectivities, Queerteenth: Black is Queer is Freedom Performance Art Festival artists engage with time travel, radio transmission, radical loving, ancestral futures and durational performance.


Works by digital artist and afro-fractalist, Char, experimental sound and durational performance artist, Mina Barden, dance and spoken word duo Nia and Ness, OluShola Cole as their time-traveling avatar, Pirate Jenny and afrofuturist filmmaker and storyteller, storäe michele. Ritual performance artist, Jaguar Mary X will open the festival with a mugwort initiation on Friday, June 18th. That evening, a portal will be opened for communing with benevolent ancestral energies. The portal will be closed the morning of Juneteenth by dream teacher and Ministry of Maat founder, IONE. 

Thank you to our supporters, 0+ Festival, Radio Kingston, Three Phase Center and the Newburgh LBGTQ+ Center for their assistance with this year’s festival.

Nia and Ness: Photo by Culture Hub NYC

The Art Life Institute is a performance art incubator, gallery space and exhibition venue located in the historic Rondout neighborhood in Kingston, New York.

For more information:

195 Abeel Street, Kingston NY 12401

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