Quantum Negress Tantras (QNT) is a Negress witchery opus in progress embedding movement based ritual technologies with video processing, a-capella vocalization with electronic processing, channeling a poetic grimoire and other techniques to transmute Black intersectional trauma into the energy of radical freedom—love.
QNT began as a desire to heal my Black baby grandmother from the trauma of having been left by her white mother--whose husband also happened to have been white-- in a shoebox in a dark closet, later rescued by the Black family housekeeper. I have been conducing solo performance research for the past 4 years. So far I’ve taken audiences through the interactive process of using garments to cover their faces while being led through a guided visualization of my baby grandmother’s experience, dancing a journey through time to join and comfort her, inviting audience to write themselves life permission slips after reminders of their mortality, and looped acapella compositions sending tantric reiki through time to comfort the child. As a way to transcend my lived experiences with the vestiges of slavery & colonization I have been writing spells to compile a grimoire.
I will evolve the material into a live time based ensemble performance ritual that incorporates all the previous methods-- audience interaction, truth telling, polyphonic grimoire singing, chanting, dance, live video and sound processing--for healing and transcending anti-Blackness, colonization and Earth disrespect. Artifacts from the performance will also stand on their own. The grimoire will grow into a manuscript for publication. The video and sound that is processed live will be recorded and edited for multi channel installation in gallery and other settings. We will archive the process and various iterations of the performance in order to historicize it and make it a part of the canon.
This page is dedicated to performance research process for birthing Quantum Negress Tantras. It has two Sections--Video Processes & Time Based Live Art. Some of the performance research for this piece took place in ritual environments which were not recorded.
Quantum Negress/Syncretic Goddess/Doing her tantric reiki yoga juju/with the axis powers of Water and Earth/transmuting the effects of the Maafa/Here is a true daughter of Amerikkka/do not stand in her way
Sacred Mirror Magic between faces in the tesseract/Escape the status quo aboard tantric love-joys/Detonate the bomb that brakes a phoenix egg/Permissions given/One and done/The assassin and the healer step fully forward from light to shadow and shadow to light, entering into another in a union of one/ Know that as a sovereign being, you never required any permissions in the first place/Sibling, this is a setup/ Society is made of thoughts/Use yours with love/Make more love in this lifetime
official story: The Maafa is over The Real: Our transmuters have had enough making fuel from pain. The people are done getting killed and imprisoned. We are recalling our sovereignty. To cure cognitive dissonance in “the free world” Quantum Negress offers this spell while communing with her great great grandmothers using the power of the hon sha ze sho nen with the elemental powers to win
@High Concept Labs 2018
Opening the Channels is a ritual performance by performer/artist Margaret Morris aka witch/artist Moonbones Evolutionary utilizing text/redaction, and looped classically trained solo voice to form a sigil for thriving as a Queer Black Woman Artist in a global environment where I am not meant to survive.
Artist: Margaret Morris
@ High Concept Labs 2018
Channeled improvisation and prayer honoring the ancestors, elements, and God/dess