phone home: a xigga installation
Phone Home creates a space for us to explore technologies, traditions, and tools that we use to care for ourselves, locate ancestral inspiration, honor our humanity and blaze pathways towards liberation. Through interactive “phone booths” museum patrons can receive messages, listen to mantras, create affirmations and hear soundbites that affirm the ways we create and connect with "home."
Currently on display at The George Washington Carver Museum and Cultural Center in Austin, TX, the Phone Home is inspired by elements of the xigga afro-philo-cosmology*, a branch of knowledge and way of being that explores the truths of our origins, presence and universe through a Black cultural lens.
The “x” in xigga represents the taboo, the marginalized, the excluded, the intersections and the unknown. The “x” speaks to Malcolm’s call for a reckoning with our history as we reclaim who we are... xigga is about creating new language and new ways of honoring Black resilience. – Jessica Valoris
Where do we find home in our bodies, our communities, and in the world?
Where do we find home in our collective memory, our relationship to the earth, our imaginations?
How do we practice home-making...intentionally conjuring the futures we desire?
Phone Home encourages us to consider the body, memory, and earth as a portal, through which we can tap into ancestral knowledge and intuitive knowing in order to speak new futures to life.
phone home fest
Phone Home Fest is an outdoor music and arts festival that affirms radical self-care and creative courage. Brought to you by the xigga universe, Phone HOme Fest features artists, musicians, dancers, poets, djs, and holistic wellness vendors.