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Eli Nixon builds portals and gives guided tours to places that don’t yet exist, or already exist but call for imaginative intervention.

Eli Nixon builds portals and gives guided tours to places that don’t yet exist, or already exist but call for imaginative intervention and DIY finagling. They are a settler-descended genderqueer clown, cardboard constructionist, and maker of plays, puppets, parades, pageants, suitcase theaters, and low-tech spectaculah. Their performances, installations, and public choreography occur on street corners and stages. Eli collaborates with other artists, activists, and the more-than-human world, as well as with schools, senior centers, and addiction recovery and mental health programs. Eli’s current creative efforts include identifying opportunities to dismantle Manifest Destiny, foster intra and interspecies kinship, and co-parent a 10 year old human. Meanwhile....  still nourished by HEMI cross pollination, they continue to expand their/our porousness... 

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Meanwhile: Becoming Porous
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Meanwhile: Becoming Porous

Mientras Tanto: Hacia La Porosidad

21 November 2019

Robert Duffley, Una Chaudhuri, Georgina Escobar, Eli Nixon, Adilson Siqueira, and Brontë Velez reflect on the Hemispheric Institute for Performance and Politics convening that took place in Mexico City in June 2019.