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I need you to be wild/loud, so I can be calm/quiet, I need to be calm/quiet, so you can be wild/loud.

Illustration shows a bare lightbulb hanging from a crumbling section of wall

Saturday, July 13, 2024
3:00 – 5:00 pm


In-person Event

Stamps Gallery
201 South Division Street
Ann Arbor, Michigan 48104


Open to the public
Free of charge

I need you to be wild/​loud, so I can be calm/​quiet, I need to be calm/​quiet, so you can be wild/​loud invites viewers to participate in an afternoon of performance art exploring the inheritance and futuring of cultural legacies. Situated at the intersections of migration, diaspora, and queerness, these artists place cultural heritage at the forefront of their practices, to explore themes of interiority, contradiction, inheritance, and shame. They consider what it means to embrace and reject inherited traditions. By expanding cultural legacy through chosen family, mentors, and role models, their work aims to create new knowledge and legacies. There will be a post-performance Q&A session to help untangle the themes and encourage a dynamic exchange between the artists and the audience. This discussion will not only highlight the individual performances but also explore their broader cultural and social implications.

Curator: Emerson Granillo
Performing Artists: Marco Guagnelli in collaboration with Jeremy Thal, Jennifer Harge, Emerson Granillo
Illustration: Stephanie Tyson Osorio
Moderator: Pau Nava