ALL MY RELATIONS is an art, theater, film, and design collective committed to making new work that uplifts the interconnectedness of all living things past, present, and future. We shed the idea of prescriptive process. We weave together all parts of our artistic practices that we've developed in the concentric circles we work in; social justice, community organizing, reservations, broadway theaters, universities, and museums. All the story elements are interdependent. As a collective we are caretakers of each story, invested in its life and health. We show that same commitment each other, personally and artistically. As an ensemble we find our artistic home in each other.
Collective Creative Values
We seek to HONOR and CELEBRATE all our relations - our ancestors, our peers, and those still to come - by centralizing community engagement in the development, content and presentation of our work. We are responsible for initiating, welcoming and tending reciprocal relationships between our collective and the communities where we practice.
We endeavor to INDIGENIZE and DECOLONIZE time, space and resources, in all stages of our practice.
We endeavor to EXPOSE and DISMANTLE prejudices, bigotry, biases and disrespect in their varied expressions, as well as toxicity that negatively impacts the various environmental, social and economic ecosystems that we interface with.
Inherent in our work is infinite and ongoing OPPORTUNITY TO CREATE NEW PRACTICES - enriched by existing wisdom. We continually revisit and revise our practices and structures to better protect and honor personal and artistic freedom and access amongst our Collective, our collaborators, and our audiences.
We believe that ACCOUNTABILITY is vital to the health of our community. We look inward and to each other to keep our values alive in our practice.
TY DEFOE (Giizhig) is from the Oneida and Ojibwe Nations. An interdisciplinary artist, writer, queer/two-spirit cultural pioneer, and Grammy Award winner. Ty aspires to an integral approach to artistic projects, social justice, indigeneity, and environmentalism.
Kate Freer is a multimedia artist working in theater, installation, and film. Her work is driven by the love of storytelling and belief in its power to shift the status quo. Her background in narrative film, documentary, animation, and computer science combine to generate work that is not only aesthetically beautiful, but pushes boundaries.
Lux Haac is a New York based costume designer working in theatre, film, opera, and dance. Having grown up overseas, she brings a unique, multi-cultural perspective to her projects. As an artist, Lux is unafraid to push the boundaries of texts to explore the truth and meaning of a story.