Blood Tide - forthcoming in 2021
Blood Tide is a dance, an homage to horseshoe crabs, a manual for a clown pageant, an experiment in transqueer Nature Drag, and an illustrated field guide to the primordial future.
Eli Nixon builds portals and gives guided tours to places that don’t yet exist, or already exist but call for imaginative intervention. They are a settler-descended transqueer clown, a cardboard constructionist, and a maker of plays, puppets, parades, pageants, suitcase theaters, and low-tech spectaculah. Eli is a New George’s affiliated artist, a member of Company One’s PlayLab Unit, and part of artEquity’s 2019 cohort. Eli’s work has been supported by the RI State Council on the Arts, HewnOaks, The Manitoulin Conservatory for Creation & Performance, The Leeway Foundation, SPACE on Ryder Farm, and a host of other organizations and organisms. Eli has MFAs in Writing for Performance (Brown University 2018) and in Interdisciplinary Art (Goddard College 2009). Eli’s current creative efforts include identifying opportunities to dismantle Manifest Destiny, foster intra and interspecies kinship, invent queer holidays, and co-parent an 11 year old human.