In a conversation that took place in August 2020, during a global pandemic and in the wake of mass uprisings across the US against systemic racism and police brutality, scholar and choreographer Nadine George-Graves
and performance-maker and dancer Okwui Okpokwasili
discuss ideas of collaborative practice, radical forgiveness, virtuosity, and community. Reflecting on Okpokwasili’s and Peter Born’s practice and installation from March 2020, Sitting on a Man’s Head
, the two women consider how art making reflects the kind of imagination of how one might live in the world, proposing modes of relation that are neither predatory nor transactional, but grounded in care.