whitney browne photography

whitney browne photography

 

"I often daydream myself into bizarre, delightful, and precarious scenarios. As I piece together these fragments, I observe recurring plots that blend underbelly tempos of the Caribbean - the place where my navel string is buried; assumptions and anxieties surrounding femininity; dying, death, decay; intimacy; and, the nurturing of newness. Guided by intuition and sensitivity, my improvisational movement and sound practice pulls from my blood, my pussy, and my heart. More and more I am listening, as my body unearths and channels the stories of marginalized characters and creatures with ritualistic ecstasy. Rooted in a bold, contemporary Caribbean aesthetic, I harness dance, theatre, and visual art, to create playgrounds where future tales of the global black community are centered and rigorously imagined with fantasy, compassion, and power. I use performance to gather community, foster multilayered storytelling, and facilitate cross-cultural dialogue. I am devoted to conjuring a space for performer and witness to negotiate ways of being."

May 2018