"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.

"Weaving Capitals"

Live Performance Documentation


Duration: 02:17