Play†Prey: A conversation with Leila Weefur & Susan Stryker

Thursday, December 2, 2021 | 5:00 PM PDT
Mills College Sponsored Online Event

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Presented by We Are The Voices and the Mills College Trans Studies Speaker Series.

This event is Free and Open to the Public.
Registration is required, opening soon.
Link to live stream will be shared day of the event.

Oakland-based artist, curator, and writer Leila Weefur will be in conversation with Susan Stryker about Weefur's interdisciplinary work including the upcoming project PLAY†PREY, a gospel presented as a multi-channel film experience, that recounts a relationship between God, the Church, and a queer Black child.


Leila Weefur (He/They/She) is an artist, writer, and curator based in Oakland, CA. Through video and installation, their interdisciplinary practice examines the performativity intrinsic to systems of belonging. The work brings together concepts of sensorial memory, abject Blackness, hyper surveillance, and the erotic. Weefur is a recipient of the Walter & Elise Haas Creative Work Fund and the MSP California Black Voices Project. Weefur has worked with local and national institutions including The Wattis Institute, McEvoy Foundation, Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive, SFMOMA, Museum of the African Diaspora, and Smack Mellon. Weefur’s writing has been published in SEEN by BlackStar Productions, Sming Sming Books, Baest Journal, and more. Weefur is a lecturer at Stanford University. Their latest exhibition PLAY†PREY is featured in two parts: PLAY†PREY: The Old Testament is on view at Telematic Media Arts, October 9 - December 11; PLAY†PREY: A Gospel is on view at Minnesota Street Projects, October 16 - December 10

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