Abigail Lucien and GenderFail

May 25, 2023, 6:30pm
Géza, 306 Maujer

To commemorate the release of NAN VANT SOLÈY LA / IN THE BELLY OF THE SUN our Spring 2023 resident Abigail Lucien organizes a listening night with a performative reading together with their collaborators. NAN VANT SOLÈY LA / IN THE BELLY OF THE SUN by Abigail Lucien is published by GenderFail Press and created in tandem with their residency at Amant.

Through creative nonfiction, poetry, and the printed image, the publication considers the playful and purposeful self-actualization of a bicultural queer identity while navigating grief as a landscape to address themes of (be)longing, futurity, and place. Alongside a collection of their works and research, Abigail Lucien weaves written and visual offerings by fellow Caribbean and queer artists, including works by Lukaza Branfman-Verissimo, Justin Chance, Cielo Felix-Hernandez, Sucking Salt, and Tamara Santibañez, to create an expanded context for their work rooted in friendship and radical love.

This event is free and open to all, after the presentation everyone is invited to an informal reception at our residency. Prior registration is recommended.

For Your Reference is a series of events that spotlights our current artists in residence and gives them a platform to share ongoing conversations, research, and references.

Image: Abigail Lucien, pye bwa (mourning the one they pierced), 2022. Courtesy of the artist and Deli Gallery