Making Love With The Land Performance is a series of online performances inspired by Joshua Whitehead’s forthcoming book Making Love With the Land in which LGBTQ+ and BIPOC artists explore creation in a post-pandemic world. This performance of Whitehead’s work features performances by Joshua Whitehead, Barry Bilinsky, Kevin Fraser with Immigrant Lessons, Lisa LaTouche, Richard Lee, Zach Running Coyote, and Tia Kushniruk. Together they celebrate and explore sensuous language, the body, land, and all their intersections.
Whitehead is the author of full-metal indigiqueer (Talonbooks 2017), Jonny Appleseed (Arsenal Pulp Press 2018) and the editor of the newly released Love after the End: An Anthology of Two-Spirit and Indigiqueer Speculative Fiction (Arsenal 2020). He is an Oji-nêhiyaw, Two-Spirit/Indigiqueer member of Peguis First Nation (Treaty 1) and currently lives in Calgary (Treaty 7).
Making Love With The Land Performance builds on Springboard’s goal of supporting capacity building for marginalised LGBTQ+ & BIPOC voices through the arts, and provide the means for centring these individuals and communities with vibrant spaces, platforms for connection, and methodologies that can hold creation, connection, and performance in healthy ways. Springboard Performance is passionate about designing safe spaces, now both physical and digital, for art creation and systems that support a cultural ecosystem.