Stacy Lynn Smith / Psychic Wormhole

Stacy Lynn Smith, photo by Shintaro Ueyama

Stacy Lynn Smith / Psychic Wormhole (their research platform) reckons with the devastations of trauma and its relationship to memory and the body, ultimately centering the body as memory-keeper and radical creator. Neurodivergent, mixed race/Black performance artist, choreographer, director and Green Circle Keeper at Hidden Water (by and for those affected by CSA). Smith has collaborated with an array of talented artists such as: DeForrest Brown Jr., Anna Homler, Karen Bernard, Vangeline Theater (2008-2017), Michael Freeman (2010-2016), Saints of an Unnamed Country, Thaddeus O’Neil, Salome Asega, GENG, Bradley Bailey, Michele Beck, Jasmine Hearn, mayfield brooks, Josephine Decker and more. Member of jill sigman’s artist/activist cohort, Body Politic. Selected by Eva Yaa Asantewaa as part of the curatorial board for Black Womxn Summit. Most recently, Smith has had the privilege of collaborating with thinkdance, Rakia Seaborn, Donna Costello, Kathy Westwater, Emily Johnson, Peter Born and Okwui Okpokwasili. Currently developing their abstract memoir, RECKONING, a feature length film being made in collaboration with Alex Romania. Smith has been awarded a 2022 BAF Community Arts Grant, an upcoming Djerassi Residency and is a 2022-2024 Movement Research Artist-in-Residence.

GURU (working title) unpacks the gross prevalence of abuse by those who are idolized.