American Realness

Jackson Polys


Co-Commissioned by American Realness and Yale’s Theater magazine
Presented by Gibney and in partnership with First Nations Dialogue, and Global First Nations Performance Network

Tuesday, January 8, 4:00pm

50 minutes

The Black Box
280 Broadway (Entrance at 53A Chambers Street)



Given our readymade settler colonialism as a public secret, that when probed, amplifies the proliferation of attendant fears that create sites of paralysis — quagmires of cultural appropriation, occlusion, imposter syndrome, inappropriate speech and empathic overreach — what routes for the production of movements can escape impinging on Indigenous bodies and their accomplices? Summoning red flags, Jackson Polys, supported by a host of proxies in a multimedia lecture performance, targets the aporias formed by desiring indigeneity.

NRO initiate at THE NEW RED ORDER PRESENTS: THE SAVAGE PHILOSOPHY OF ENDLESS ACKNOWLEDGEMENT, Whitney Museum June 13, 2018. Performer Jeremy Pheiffer. Photo by Paula Court.