In this deeply personal and introspective performance, Chella Man shares their narrative of self-determination, grief, healing and reclamation of one’s body through tattooing and explorations of their scars from the medical industrial complex. To Man, piercing his skin is an act of erosion, revealing what lies beneath the surface, both within the body and the broader societal constructs we navigate. The piece compiles revelations of liberation that have become his leading values in life. Shattering the constraints of binary thinking, the performance celebrates queer, disabled and trans bodies.
Transcending visuals, Autonomy lives as an embodied experience, a testament to resilience and adaptability. Chella Man explores the continuum of art, disability, gender and race by adapting and navigating their body as a mutable canvas for profound self-expression.
Thursday, May 2 @ 7 PM
ASL, Real Time Captioning (CART) and Audio Description will be provided for this performance.