"Weaving Capitals" & "Dopest DC-Opian"
2015
maps and textiles
Weaving Compound & Arat Kilo Circle, Addis Ababa

The following are photo and video documentation of two public live performances that took place in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia in a weaving compound and in Arat Kilo circle. During the performances I cut up traditional Ethiopian scarves and maps of Washington, DC and Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, creating a new textile made of the woven material. I then dressed up as a "Diaspora" persona, inviting the public and local Ethiopian performance artists to help me perform this new cultural attire and identity.

Weaving Capitals
Helina Metaferia Weaving Capitals
Helina Metaferia Weaving Capitals

"Weaving Capitals"
Live Performance Documentation
2015
Duration: 02:17
Helina Metaferia Weaving Capitals
Helina Metaferia Weaving Capitals
Helina Metaferia Weaving Capitals

"Dopest DC-opian"
Live Performance Documentation
2015
Duration: 01:28
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