DEPRESSION IN THE BLACK COMMUNITY
“I have been investigating some thoughts on Black Love and how it is strong enough to withstand being denied. Acknowledging that the way we came to this country and the way our families were separated is the reason why we are separated now. Acknowledging the pain of this reality. Acknowledging the beauty of this reality. Acknowledging Black Love in its many forms and expressing this love thru my art.” –Queen Drea
QUEEN DREA'S SOUL CHAMBER - SOLITARY CONFINEMENT
Check out this promo for Solitary Confinement. A performance piece that speaks to the issue of Black Women and their struggles with depression. I will Perform original songs and compose the score live, on the fly. With the video as my guide and the audience as my light.
COME EXPERIENCE QUEEN DREA - THE SOUND ALCHEMIST
BLACK BODY AMNESIA
September 10, 2022
Merging fabric, lighting, time, and sound art as sculptural material within, Syllabus for Black Love, the hold is an embrace, a place, a time between time. This performance—featuring an alternating ensemble of performers/doulas—is a slippery, emerging, chameleonic practice rupturing the borders of reality, theatricality, and the digital realm. Jumping through and bending the time-space continuum, the hold behaves as both arrival and exit—a birth passage into the nuance of Black lives attempting the critical and alchemical work of self-examination, discovery, and becoming.