Three Acts For(giving) was an exhibition I curated of performances by Silvi Naci, Bryana Siobhan, and Danielle Abrams held in 2017 at Haley House, a bakery and soup kitchen in Roxbury, Massachusetts. In the spirit of Haley House's mission of social justice, the works referenced forgiveness, rebirth, and renewal. Silvi Naci, pictured above, performed her work, "SALT." In Albania, when someone has been given the evil eye, women use salt to cleanse, heal and repeal the negative energy by throwing salt on a hot plate and murmuring prayers to repel any bad vibrations. In order to keep away the evil eye, one can wear a small safety pin holding an evil eye and a small piece of garlic. Throughout the evening, this service was offered to participants.
Danielle Abrams performs her work spoken-word piece, "Rules to Follow When You Are a Really Light Skinned Black Person."
Bryana Siobhan performs "77 x 7," inspired by her grandmother's ritual of using water, frankincense, and recitation to restore positive energy to a new space.