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RAW: Peripheral Forms is proud to present one of this year’s guest artists, Portland-based Pepper Pepper. A stalwart in Portland’s drag and performance scene, Pepper Pepper will be performing “Drag Animism and the Cyborg Sissy” in Eliot Hall Chapel. 

“Drag Animism and the Cyborg Sissy” explores Pepper’s personal and artistic explorations into cyborg consciousness and dirt-witch-glamor. Part artist talk - part live performance it’s a visual and performative meditation on digital and physical bodies, the enchantment of nature, and the slippery potential of activating “persona power.” It explores the historical and conceptual relationships between medieval witch-hunts and recent attacks on trans bodies, drag entertainers, and gender complexity. 

About the artist:

“So spice, they named her twice—Pepper Pepper is a multimedia performance artist and writer. Their work explores the comedy and vulnerability of life through a surreal filter of magic, history, and technology. Their 15+ year participation in Portland’s drag nightlife parallels collaborations with Portland theater and dance companies Hand2Mouth Theater, Risk/Reward, and Linda Austin Dance. A 2020 Visual Arts Fellow from Oregon Arts Commission, Pepper actively hybridizes visual and performance practices through projects like Diva Practice and, more recently, Pink Moment—a series of self-portraits about gender, magic, and digital identity in ink, video, and dance. Alongside celebrated writer/performer Anthony Hudson/Carla Rossi - Peppertours internationally with their “psychedelic-assisted satire” GLOOP coming to a theater near you.”

Photos by Pepper Pepper. Free and open to the public.

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