Tuesday, June 13th at Diversionary Theatre in Normal Heights
Artist + Creative Direction: euni from Self Study
Featuring interactive multimedia art, 1:1 (re)EMBODY sessions, a guided group workshop, and a live interactive performance. This day of experiencing will include living plant installations by Carmen Mason of Duality Heartwork, sound sensory play + visual stimulations by Qolaj and guided experiencing + expression by euni.
Below you will find details, inspiration, and updates on the experiences, artists, and showcase.
To view the full lineup for the week for the 2023 Queer Mvment Fest by Disco Riot, visit https://discoriot.org/qmf23/
An exploration of the evolution of emotions into feelings. Feelings into expressions that evokes collaborative healing with self, the earth, and within and across communities. Control is often forced upon or taken from us. What is it to become collaborative with submission, surrender, restraint, movement and release? To evolve liberation that only exist in the ways the breath + body can transform emotions, expression, and the creation of beauty beyond the known. An interactive sensory centered embodied performance with movement, rope bondage, live plant visual arts, and audio-visual effects.
featured artist + creative director
euni (she/they) is a multi-disciplinary artist, facilitator, and educator and founder of Self Study. She guides embodied healing + intentional intimacy practices as a ritual. She incorporates cultural reverence, ecopsychology, herbal medicine, spiritual ideologies, and socioeconomic intersectionality to inform and inspire collaborative creative expression. Each experience is a personalized collaboration and a reciprocal relationship between the guide, the recipient, and the stored personal, generational, and ancestral knowledge. euni guides people into deeper self connection and exploration using photography + art coupled with facilitated somatic practices and depth work that ignites healing. She uses trauma-centered connection, tantric principles, sensory play, and reiki + energy healing to support individuals, couples, and a variety of relationship dynamics. Each experience provides tools that evoke autonomy, discernment, and empowerment for those involved to lead their own healing journey.
set + living installation designer
Carmen Elida is an herbalist, birthworker, multi-disciplinary artist, student of Curanderismo, and storyteller residing in San Diego, CA. She uses her herbal process and life experiences to explore questions around identity, liberation and community-centered care. Carmen Elida is the creator and owner of Duality Heart Work, an apothecary and wellness space curated for Queer, Trans* and BIPOC community members. In her free time, Carmen loves to sing, dance, read and spend time in nature identifying plants.
audio visual director
Miko Aguilar, aka Qolaj, is a Filipino DJ, electronic music producer and multimedia artist based in San Diego, California. He has played in and around San Diego for a wide range of events, including secret warehouse shows and desert raves. His dance tracks have captured the attention of some record labels including Phunk Junk Records (Chicago), Backroom Records (San Diego) and Space Yacht Records (Los Angeles). He is also 1/2 of the rock-electronica duo, Umbra Maze. Outside of music, he volunteers as a creative director with the Dance Music Initiative (Orange County), as a technical director with San Diego Filipino Cinema (San Diego), and sits as a council member of Dakila (Philippines).
Sam Moore (She/They) aka Myth or Cryptid, is a student of nature, continually expanding their knowledge of + reverence for the vast biomes around us with focus on medicinal/edible plants. She is passionate about bringing awareness to mental health and striving to learn alternate modalities in order to support growth and healing in herself and others. They also assist with planning, organization, and support of the BDSM, wellness, and kink community through The Self Study Lab and The Rope Collective. Sam resides in San Diego, CA but is much more at home respectfully exploring the surrounding beaches, mountains, and deserts. She uses her life experiences to support and encourage expansion + growth in those around her. In their free time, Sam loves to read, camp and research/photograph the local environments, and volunteer at Friends of Cats ™️, a lifetime care facility and shelter located in El Cajon, CA.