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Lilly E. Manycolors focuses on decolonization and cultural restoration as an interdisciplinary artist and scholar in the Global Arts & Cultures program. Manycolors is a mixed raced single mother and interdisciplinary artist creating pieces “that offer safer spaces for decolonial dialogue, intimate connections, and new ways of being” through artworks and performances. Awarded a Presidential Fellowship, her work explores the human condition and our relationships to Land through creation stories and indigenous mapping. Bringing forth elements of gender, transformation, trauma, and healing, she teases out the multiplicitous complexities found within one's identity. Through this work, Manycolors invites her audience to traverse vast emotional terrains and explore the depths of personhood together. This series highlights the intersections of art, design, theory, social justice and research in interviewed conversations within the RISD community, its faculty and students.
Written | Directed | Filmed | Edited by Holly Gaboriault [MA Global Arts + Cultures '21] Original Music by Antonio Forte; Andrew Grant; Tony Kenner
RISD Research Perspectives, video series, performance art, decolonization, indigenous peoples, race, identity, gender, social justice
African American Studies | Art and Design | Dance | Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies | Performance Studies | Social Justice
Manycolors, Lilly E.; RISD Research; and Gaboriault, Holly, "RISD Research Perspectives | Lilly Manycolors" (2022). RISD Research Perspectives. 5.