UltraCultural Others

Reimagining Tradition | Khi Armand | Leigh Davis | Erin Ellen Kelly | James Leonard | Jasmine Murrell | ULTRACULTURAL OTHERS

Go! Push Pops (Katie Cercone and Elisa Garcia de la Huerta), Racked Up Shawty, 2014

ULTRACULTURAL OTHERS is an intentional community and urban mystery skool, directed by Katie Cercone and David Williams—joined here by collaborator Akhet n Baset. Their work, BLOOD MAGIK: Birthing Mother As Shaman Originoo, seeks to re-establish a reverence for women’s ancient wisdom and power. Based loosely on the “Red Tent,” where pre-biblical women spent time in isolation together during their period, ULTRACULTURAL OTHERS will create a women’s moon lodge in a NYC park. The lodge will create a space for healthy socialization and directed ritual between female-bodied persons, cementing intergenerational bonds amidst women and recognizing femaleness as a potent source of nurturance, presence, life-giving, and death-wielding power. A final day of events will include a gender-inclusive sharing of birth stories, intended to counterbalance what the collaborators describe as the “extreme medicalization and corporatization of birth.”

Cercone’s exhibition record includes the Brooklyn Museum, Dallas Contemporary, and the Whitney Museum of American Art. Her critical writing has been featured in many publications including White Hot, Bitch Magazine, Utne Reader, and Brooklyn Rail. She is co-founder of the queer, transnational feminist collective Go! Push Pops and is the recipient of a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship for the U.S.–Japan Exchange Program in Tokyo.

Williams is an established DJ who has worked for over 20 years under the pseudonym UNDAKOVA. Described as an urban monk and sound healer, he has pioneered the fusion of yoga and hip-hop, most recently creating a curriculum for inner city youth.

Akhet n Baset is a Spiritual Birth and Postpartum Doula specializing in spiritual midwifery, and infuses different esoteric healing modalities from conception through postpartum. She has a Masters in Infancy and Early Childhood Education.

More about Cercone here.

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2017 Exhibitions
Sana Obaid: دیوار | De-war | Wall
Omar López-Chahoud
Reimagining Tradition
Kimberly Mayhorn


Andrew Snyder: 9 Meditations
Francesco Simeti: Swell
Liinu Grönlund: It could have been
The Middle Passage
Soup Kitchen 2016
2016 Exhibitions
Another Space: Permanent Construction
i Collective: Once Upon Unfolding Times
Dimensions Variable: Multidisciplinary
South Slope Derby 2016
Boa Mistura: Spread Love, It’s The Brooklyn Way
SiTE:LAB: Nothing Is Destroyed
guerilla-art.mx: Transgression
Rawiya: In Her Absence I Created Her Image
HAI: Sole Exchange
Videokaffe: Para-sites & Proto-types
Prosjektrom Normanns: Transcendental Tactility
/rive: Anamorphosis
Soup Kitchen 2015
Mira Gaberova: Statue of Everything
Savas Boyraz: Back Drop
Cristian Bors & Marius Ritiu: Venus von Hamburg
Soap Box Derby 2015
Sara Morawetz: How the Stars Stand
Whitney Lynn: Rummage
Yun-Woo Choi: Endless, Seamless
Jasmine Murrell: Some Impossibility Without A Name
Tirtzah Bassel: I Want To Hold You Close
B. David Walsh: Extracted Bedroom Project
Lena Lapschina: Yes/No
Soup Kitchen 2014
Sofia Szamosi: Eat Me
Corina Reynolds: Northwestern Expansion
Emanuele Cacciatore: A Conversation with Consequence
Box Car Workshops and Derby 2014
Mark Stilwell: The Super Defense Force vs The Tittanno Beast (The Power of the Constructonauts)
Hubert Dobler: Roundabout
Arne Schreiber: Your Stripes
Katerina Marcelja: Fragment Series
Fuse-Works: Some Assembly Required