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Postponed: SARAH KANOUSE – My Electric Genealogy
April 24, 2020 @ 8:30 pm PDT$15.00 – $20.00
As part of BEHOLD! Highways’ Queer Arts Festival.
A solo performance about our relationship with energy, the complicity of infrastructure, and environmental debts that can never be repaid.
For nearly forty years Sarah Kanouse’s grandfather designed, planned, and supervised the spider-vein network of lines connecting Los Angeles to its distant sources of power. The electric grid was his second family: when he died, he left behind boxes of snapshots that mixed birthday parties and family Christmases with portraits of power plants and transmission towers. Years later, Kanouse learned his legacy also included some of the most polluting fossil fuel infrastructure in the country—much of it located out of state, on Indigenous land. Reframing the power grid as a dynamic entity that connects diverse and unequally vulnerable communities, this solo performance queers Kanouse’s family environmental history to explore our relationship to electricity, the complicity of infrastructure, and environmental debts that can never be repaid.