DIGITAL: Living Gallery: Oceana James

Dec. 4, 7:00 pm7:30 pm



Min(d)ing my business

Oceana James’ work centers in min(d)ing “jumbie spaces”—the (in) between—spaces of resistance and reclamation.

About Oceana James

Oceana James is a St. Croix-born interdisciplinary theater-artist and writer. She has successfully shown her one-woman experimental piece, For Gowie: The Deceitful Fellow, in Germany, Denmark, NYC and St. Croix, USVI—and is slated to return it to Europe in the upcoming show of renowned curator, Selene Wendt. Oceana has presented her paper Weaving Jumbie Time: Translocational Storytelling and Praxis at the Royal Danish Art Academy of Fine Arts’ Archives that Matter conference/residency. Oceana is a core-collaborator in Paloma McGregor’s Building a Better Fishtrap and principal member of Sibyl Kempson’s 7 Daughters Perf. Co. Oceana’s most recent residencies have been EmergeNYC at the Hemispheric Institute of Performance and Politics at New York University; El Residencial 2018 in Carolina, Puerto Rico (where she worked with Las Nietas de Nonó and other Caribbean artists), and Migrating Histories (curated by Monica Marin) on the island of St. Croix. Oceana grew up hearing stories/folktales and is proud to continue the long legacy and tradition of storytelling from the Caribbean.

All Fall 2020 Season events will be held online via Zoom. Gibney’s Box Office can be reached via email. For ticketing inquiries or requests, please email Marketing & Audience Services Manager, Kimiko Tanabe, at

Living Gallery, curated by Eva Yaa Asantewaa and normally produced in the Gibney Gallery, presents live performance of storytelling, monologues, spoken word, stand-up, or creative talks. Each performance – free and open to the public – runs 30-45 minutes, traditionally scheduled within the hour before a dance concert presented in Gibney’s Theater. Due to COVID-19, Living Galleries for the fall season will happen on Zoom.

Photo by Swain Mason