Created in residency with The Shed Open Call, Makadewiiyaasikwe is sound poem of Kelsey Pyro's original music and personal stories. Meaning, "a Black woman; a woman of African descent,” in the Ojibwe language, Makadewiiyaasikwe connects the history and healing process of Native American and African American people.
This work premiered, live at The Shed, in June 2019.
with Kay Soricelli and Sarah Bitar
— a realm of lost birds, a tree that got cut down, and Ronald’s horse who went awry.
a collage of ancient sacred texts, modern academic writing, “found” popular elements, and original material
exploding the mythology of myths, dominant traditions’ suppression of elemental (often woman-centered) streams, U.S. living-history exhibitions, and contemporary gender/power dynamics.