Aquarius Funkk, a performance artist, in front of a blue backdrop, wearing industrial goggles, long satin gloves and posing with their hands covering their chest and touching their face.

The Interplanetary Extraordinary Manifesto

The Interplanetary Extraordinary Aquarius Funkk is an artist outta this world. ¬†Aquarius (they/them) is an afrofuturist, non-binary queer artist &…

Coming Back From The Dead

I have noticed the circles and mirrors in my life. Cyclical happenings, reflections of past moments returning to the present, replaying interactions and relationships. These a-ha moments are often prefaced by something monumental, or even simply notable, and usually, there are emotions attached. Big, small, indifferent or otherwise, it usually means I am transitioning somehow, between worlds, between my selves, peeling back a new layer, forgetting who I was and remembering who I’m becoming. Woven in with my manic moods and crushing lows, these moments usually mean a mix of tears, self-doubt, hyper-activeness, hibernation, attempts at new resolve and recurring impostor syndrome.

A Performative Disclaimer

My performance is meant to challenge perceptions, to change minds & lives, and to be an affront to your sensibilities.…

Following in the Footsteps of Warriors

I consider myself an afrofuturist. It appeals to me on a personal and spiritual level – the mix of sci-fi and indigenous sensibilities. Interpretations of a future through an afrocentric lens; this is the concept that drives much of my work.

Performance and the Art of Intimidation

Most days, when I’m alone or just in my own space, there is no guard up. However when I walk…

Desert sand dune

Paragon

The mark of teeth on sun-kissed skin In dark hours of morning My flooding heart murmurs in overt clarity Open…

Labor Day Lust: Smoke & Shadows

Who doesn’t love a little Burlesque on a Holiday weekend?