Bodies on the Gears: Karen Recollet - A Lecture Performance at Gibney
Week of July 13, 2020
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Bodies on the Gears: Karyn Recollet

Karyn Recollet
Care, kinship, and the realness of lands’ overflows into the celestial

Sunday, January 6, 12:00pm
The Theater at Gibney 280 Broadway
Co-Commissioned by American Realness and Yale’s Theater Magazine
Presented by Gibney

This gathering activates ‘kinstillatory’ as an ethic and mode of survivance for Indigenous gathering that evokes futurist gesture of embodying dark matter (our own between spaces) that are the building blocks for kin-in-the-making. What are the desired intentions, ethics, practices and forms of a kinstillatory gathering in Lenape territory? What are the connecting tissues (the dark matter) of an alternative land pedagogy based upon urban Indigenous folx land relations. We explore the practices and protocols of kin-ing, land-ing and involved in the conceptualization of ‘Choreographies of the fall’ (Recollet, 2018). This experience provides an opportunity to share and exchange knowledges and vocabularies (gestural, movement based and other arts informed practices) for the celestial in the body; and in our gatherings.

Part of Bodies on the Gears, a series of five lecture performances curated by Tom Sellar as part of American Realness 2019.


The accessible entrance for this location is located at 280 Broadway. Please note that this is a shared entrance with the New York City Department of Buildings. To access the elevator, attendees may be asked to provide a valid photo ID and go through building security, including a metal detector.

Requests for reasonable accommodation or for access to the 280 Broadway entrance after 5:00 pm or on the weekend should be made three days in advance by contacting Elyse Desmond at 646.837.6809 (Voice only), or by e-mailing

280 Broadway
Gibney Agnes Varis Performing Arts Center
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New York, NY 10007
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