I looked for the exit, found a sleeve
A long poem and performance piece interpreted by flamenco dancer Katherine McLeod, I looked for the exit, found a sleeve is a ritual for a time in my life when I began to ask questions about my gender. Meanwhile, an on-again off-again relationship, a moth infestation, several illnesses and a death, family history, heteropatriarchy, colonialism, global warming, and my polyester duvet among other things revealed themselves to be operating in clear choreographic relation—a fabric that I lived in. The poem serves as the score for the dance, which is twenty-eight minutes long.
Moving from the intimate to the global and back again, the piece attends to the ways in which personal information belongs to and affects all living systems—from bacteria to insects to human bodies in and out of love to international politics—and listens for the edges, the points at which an unravelling could begin.