Jasmine Hearn's Deep Practice: Many Bodies in One
As the audience enters Rice University's Moody Center for the Arts, Jasmine Hearn's performance is already underway.
Sweeping gestures slice the air as Hearn’s gaze intensifies, drawing us deeper into the kinetic environment they are creating amidst Kapwani Kiwanga’s sprawling installation.
Hearn stops, exhales, smiles and takes the mic in hand to officially welcome the audience, bringing us into our own bodies. Wearing a translucent, earth-toned, floor-length coat, they summon teachers, mentors, ancestors and even the biodiversity of the soil beneath us in their remarks. In fact, several former teachers and mentors are in that very room.
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