Part two of a series created by Hermon Mehari and Cat Mahari. Expectation of Violence/Rites due Spring: B-BAM! premiered at La Esquina Gallery in 2015. BAM! is an immersive interdisciplinary performance inquiry and social action developed on relationships of America, anti-Blackness, and KC.
It riffs on organizational diversity training, centralizes personal accountability, and cultural engagement in a multidisciplinary composition of national realities in a local kaleidoscope. BAM! seeks fractures in non-productive integrations of “other” and Black in Kansas City. It crisscrosses intimacy and spectacle—between neighbors, cousins, and strangers.