April 6, 2019
In "ŌME," artists Daniela Riojas and Leandre Douglas examine a dual Mestizaje and African American experience in a performance that expresses historical encounters between Indigenous and African peoples, focusing on pre-Columbian evidence of their connection through water travel and the subsequent brown/black impacts during Iberian colonialism. "ŌME" is an interdisciplinary production merging movement, music, and installation and will utilize the unique acoustic design. This performance was in conjunction with the Houston chapter of Latino Art Now!, a national conference designed to explore the richness and depth of Latinx art. ŌME was funded in part by the City of Houston through Houston Arts Alliance.