Award: Research & Development Grant
Discipline: Digital Media Arts
I hope to find participants who are willing to share their song, their dance, their standup performance, their rituals that get them through the day, etc., to show that there is no one right way to cope with sexual trauma, but many ways to transform the trauma into something that inspires others.Kris Aman
The project is a continuation of Aman’s pursuit of using multi-disciplinary art as a direct response to violent oppression, expressing new possibilities around healing and resistance. With this documentary, they wish to gather stories from communities who have successfully used these methods to address sexual violence, serving as a resource to any person who has done harm, any survivor, and any community that has felt previously disempowered to address violence outside of state systems.
Photo by Adam Cooper-Terán.
Banner Image: Artist portrait and a still image from video documentation of Aman’s performance of “It’s a Slow Burn.” Photos by Adam Cooper-Terán.