SCZ (pronounced “seize”)
Scz is a multidisciplinary artist, cultural producer, educator, scholar and Co-founder of Rhythm Science Sound. They are part of the leadership team for the Latinx Leadership and College Experience Camp, on the board of Root Cause Research Center and a member of the Abolition Collective. Past collaborations include: University of California Irvine, Macalester College, Bluegrass Community and Technical College, Kentucky College of Art + Design, University of Louisville, WYFY School and community groups like Sarabande Writing Lab, Girls Rock Louisville, Louisville Free Public Library and more.
Their work focuses on decolonization, migration, identity and belonging. They believe that as queer, diasporic persons of color, cultural production are the spaces where we can resist the violence of marginalization and begin to not only imagine decolonial relationships, but actively put them into practice. They use the mediums of deejaying, sonic arts, mixed media, new media, video, jewelry and zines to explore these concepts, and propose new futures. They have a MA in Force Migration Studies from University of East London.
Their work has been featured on decolonization.org, rosewater magazine, femme collectively, thirtysix+, as part of Y’all Come Back Stories of Queer Southern Migration at the National Queer arts festival, and Abolition, Decolonizaition and the Politics of Pleasure & Play at Abolish Border Imperialism! – A Convergence for Abolition and Decolonization.