Theatre Arts & Performance Studies


Is Ali is from California whose research interests broadly include multimedia art, design, and engineering as sites of futurist kinship work throughout the African diaspora. Anchored in a three-pronged concept he is currently calling kin-aesthetics, Is seeks to respond to the ways Black social and community life has been disaggregated since the spawn of neoliberalism through critical explorations of the digital and blackness's relationship to gender, sexuality, and movement as displacement. Most succinctly, Is is concerned with the possibilities at stake when Black people are brought together, left alone, and given free time.