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Storme Webber

Storme Webber is a Two Spirit Sugpiaq/Black poet and interdisciplinary artist.

Storme Webber is a Two Spirit Sugpiaq/Black poet and interdisciplinary artist. She's second generation Two Spirit and lesbian. Her work is cross genre: incorporating text, performance, audio and altar installation; archival photographs and collaboration, in order to engage with ideas of history, lineage, gender, race, class and sexuality. Her practice explores liminal identities, survivance and decolonization, and does so in a blues/jazz-based experimental manner, often incorporating acapella vocals. Her performance is described by the artist Laiwan as poetics/jazz. Her first solo museum exhibition, “Casino: A Palimpsest,” was presented at the Frye Art Museum in Seattle. Minh Nyguyen, in Art in America, wrote: “Rather than erect divisions between personal art and historical archives, “Casino” considered the intangible properties by which art and poetry are connected to family, ancestry, language, and public memory, revealing intergenerational, underground histories of resilience.”

Storme studied at Lakeside School, and holds a BA from the New School and an MFA from Goddard University. She has devoted years to foregrounding marginalized voices, most recently via Voices Rising: LGBTQ of Color Arts & Culture (2007-present). Current projects: the group exhibition “Native Truths: Our Voices Our Stories” at The Field Museum in Chicago, and online at the Smithsonian’s Museum of the American Indian exhibit of Black native women artists: “Ancestors Know Who We Are” (title: Storme Webber). Most recent book/CD is “Blues Divine”. My work: ""I Cover the Waterfront"", is included in an exhibition of Alaskan Native women artists at Sealaska Heritage. Inquiries welcomed: www.stormewebber.com

 

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Kinship, Solidarity, and Working Towards Everyone’s Survival
Essay

Kinship, Solidarity, and Working Towards Everyone’s Survival

14 September 2023

As part of the Black and Indigenous Futures series, this conversation convenes Samora Pinderhughes, Storme Webber, and Mary Amanda McNeil to consider the ways that kinship and solidarity across broader collectives can coexist and mutually enrich one another through intentional practice.

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