taisha paggett and Grisha Coleman In Conversation | Remai Modern
In 2022, Remai Modern will present a new work by Los Angeles-based artist taisha paggett. how far the field begins with a series of public engagements and performance practices, culminating in a performance and exhibition in the fall of 2022.
taisha paggett is an interdisciplinary dance artist. Her work contemplates fixed histories of Black and queer embodiment, desire, placemaking, possibility and survival. Her artistic collaborator, Grisha Coleman, works in movement, digital media and performance to engage creative forms in choreography, music composition and human-centered computer interaction. The Remai Modern will host a conversation between the two collaborators where they will discuss their work and upcoming project.
For how far the field, taisha paggett will look at the history of the Shiloh People, a community of Black American settlers who emigrated from the US and founded Saskatchewan’s first Black settlement in 1910. The Shiloh church site, now a provincially recognized heritage site, is located approximately 200 kilometres northwest of Saskatoon. This project is part of a sustained body of work that weaves together ideas of translation, interpretation and speculation on early- to mid-20th century Black movement and placemaking on the east and west coast of the US. This is her first project on the Canadian Prairies.