Lois Alexander
Black Venus

In her video work „Black Venus", choreographer Lois Alexander investigates Afro-Diasporic spirituality, motherhood and reckoning with an absence of kin. In „Black Venus“, Lois is working with her body as a point of connection to unlock the potential for multiplicity and healing. 

Black Venus, 2021, video 8'57'', excerpt 1'11’

The full video was presented at Ecology of Attention#4, stand out of our light.

Curator Léna Szirmay-Kalos
Concept, directing, choreography Lois Alexander
Set design, camera & editing Nina Kay
Music Peel by KMRU (https://soundcloud.com/kamarujoseph)
Texts Alexis Pauline Gumbs (Dub: Finding Ceremony), Claudia Rankine (Just Us)
Production Ben Mohai
Special thanks Lake Studios

Lois Alexander is a Berlin-based choreographer and dancer from San José, California. Since 2016, she has been working with Christoph Winkler on a number of different pieces, such as Speak Boldly, The Julius Eastman Project and the solo piece On HeLa. While living in Amsterdam, Lois created the solo work Neptune, which premiered during Tanztage Berlin in 2020.