The Cissy White Girls Burden: 'O Teach Me to Be Clean [Stephanie Pharr and Lam Nguyen]
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Stephanie Pharr is a multidisciplinary artists currently working in the realm of magical activism. Their work engages symbolic and ritual space through intuitive play, gesture and task-based action. Pharr was named one of 30 under 30 artists by ArtsATL, is a 2014-2015 Walthall fellow and recipient of the Idea Capital grant. Lam Nguyen is a child of refugees and was born and raised on the west side of Atlanta. She concentrates on performances and music involving Asian identity, gender, sexuality, authenticity, postcoloniality, diaspora, and forced relocation. Nguyen has a BA in Women's Studies and Classical Voice from Emory University and was a grant recipient for study at the African Gender Institute at the University of Cape Town. Pharr and Nguyen are currently performing with eyeCandle, a collective focused on navigating the halls of Institution through the discourse of the Absurd, process, story telling, goddess worship and post post post-it-note modernism. We love Jesus and Unicorns.