spiral into the depths, exploration awaits , the bottom of the ocean illuminated
paris cyan cian is a visual, movement, and performance architect who lives and works in New Orleans. She has exhibited films, site specific installations, and performances in London, San Francisco, Los Angeles, New York, Berlin, and New Orleans.
cyan is committed to the living of her Black girlhood imagination. She is concerned with notions of spatiality and time. Her practice breathes into futurity, ecology, and ritual, centering re-memory, poetics and durational play through Black (queer) feminist methodologies. Her choreographic practice is an embodied daily living of worldmaking, portal opening with love and imagination. She is the bodypoet.
cyan cian received her BFA/BA in Dance with a concentration in social justice, gender women’s studies from Hollins University (2018) and Masters of Fine Arts in Choreography at Roehampton University, London, U.K (2021).
cyan gives thanks to the journey - with love, healing, and peace.
small poems / love spells
where does it take you
below in the lake
how does one survive in these waters?
Release the tactics once known
Come up for air
we are not
And, we are.
I slowly closed my eyes, inhale, exhale, in the dirt I stand. Toes curled in fertilizer, drinking the wisdom of my foremothers. We are one. Many and all. Light enters my arches, trickling upward stream, current waves of energetic healing and resistance flows through me. To my knee cap, hips, torso, arms lumbar spine, head, light enters through my arches. From the ground up, I take root, blooming from seed.
We are not
And, we are
Strong and sturdy.
We dive into the spiral
Swimming shadow, through –
See ourselves seeing
perhaps i’ve let go of knowing
perhaps we’re being
perhaps we’re already in the doing
perhaps this is the practice
who can tell me I am not? I am of poetics. I am of love.
she says it's time to listen to shore.
Is there an exit?
This is ground, root, work
This is home
Theres change here, happening
How do you love yourself?
How do you give love to yourself?
How do you give love?