BRWNISGLD, 2015-Present

#BRWNISGLD is an interactive adornment experience and multi-media creative archive for (queer) people of color by Anuva Kalawar that began in September 2015. #BRWNISGLD was debuted at the MayDay Space POC Mixer and the Brown Girls TV premiere in New York City. Let's collaborate!


#BRWNISGLD is an interactive body-paint healing experience and multi-media creative archive for (queer) people of color by Anuva Kalawar. Body-painting invokes ancestral adornment and is rooted in the spirit traditions of the Konkani diaspora.

#BRWNISGLD is a restorative incantation to the necessary moment of being held and seen as a queer/trans person of color through the act of body-painting, adornment, community building, and intentional listening. The objective of this workshop is to create a safe physical and digital space to decolonize spirit, body, mind and expand how we interact with the world by co-creating shared subtle actions rooted in healing. The living results are hosted as a growing multimedia web archive (photography, gif, sound) uplifting (queer+trans) people of color.

“Brown is Gold” descended as an incantation during a deep painting meditation. I am consistently healed and uplifted by spirit, art, and community. These are Incantations to You.

 

#brwnisgld

ancestral healing and adornment

softening english cosmology

embedding earth imagination

sacred forest feminine from Konkan coasts

 

“brownisgoldbrownisgoldbrownisgold”

descended as incantation, chant

in a cave of paralysis

palms and paint:

pour gold into yr bones

we are colors and energies

roots to cosmos

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