"Weaving Capitals" & "Dopest DC-Opian"
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.