Mother | Goddess, Or, Việt Namaste: Queer Vietnamese Indigenous Shamanism
A bombastic remix of the traditional Mother Goddess ceremony, by artist Việt Lê.
* Starts Sunday, December 3, 5:00 pm
In collaboration with 500 Capp Street’s Shifting Possessions, join us for a spiritual drag show (of sorts): an elegantly bombastic remix of the traditional high-energy, high-stakes, centuries-old hầu bóng Mother Goddess ceremony, followed by a panel discussion with Headlands Bay Area Fellow Việt Lê, Hà Nội-based master spirit-medium/shaman-priest Bin Vương, and Janet Hoskins, Professor of Anthropology and Religion at University of Southern California.
We’ll have special-secret-surprise world-renowned guests, dance, and music collaborators—our secret sauce.
Putting the \”trans\” in \”transcendence,\” and making it rain (like in da club), this evening’s event will center queer ritual in Southeast Asia, its diasporas, and worlds beyond.
As part of this special evening—and speaking of secret sauciness—audiences will convene for a dinner in the Mess Hall featuring a menu conceived by Lê and Headlands Chef Damon Little.
This evening is co-presented by Headlands Center for the Arts as a part of 500 Capp Street’s Shifting Possessions salon series and trầnsfiguration, an exhibition curated by Việt Lê at / (Slash).
Shifting Possessions is a salon series that features dialogues and programming on queer(y)ing object collections, remediation strategies, geopolitical connections, historical trauma, and healing.
$50 | $40 Headlands Members
Additional time info:
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Parking is limited! Please follow directions from our parking attendants. If you can, we encourage you to carpool, bike, or take the bus.