BUTCH CUT Art Pop Up #2: Shannon T. Lewis

01-06-2018 19:00 - 21:30
Address: Segitzdamm 36, 10969 Berlin, Deutschland

BUTCH CUT Art Pop Up #2

Shannon Tamara Lewis: „Some She Recognizes“

Friday, June 1st, 2018
Segitzdamm 36, 10969

One night only!

„Some She Recognizes“ is a quiet study of light on Black skin and hair.

This series takes the time to zoom in on a frozen moment. A seemingly innocuous fragment that could easily be overlooked. It takes time to remember the value of our appendages and parts. It makes connections between this meditation and taking the time to groom. Taking the time to groom ourselves is to say we have worth.

„Some She Recognizes“ is about demanding a pleasure space, that plays with primping and polishing, not as an assimilation to the fashion-beauty complex; but a space of satisfying self-care and artistry. It considers apparatuses of dissemination—once passed along from matrilineal generations and now circulating through online communities.

They are potions, lotions and therapeutic hands.

The small works are intimate in size and elicit a proximity from the viewer which prompt interaction. They are portable, handleable, and tactile: like votive offerings or lucky charms.

SHANNON TAMARA LEWIS dissects and deconstructs ideas of desire, agency, power and pleasure in her paintings. She plays with unconscious archives and juxtaposes these with sometimes playful, sometimes sinister incongruities.

Shannon holds an MFA in Fine Arts from Goldsmiths College, London, and is a co-creator of the interactive decolonizing webseries „Golden Brown Girls“ that was exhibited at Alpha Nova Kulturwerkstatt Berlin in January 2017.


BUTCH CUT is a sustainable community building art project that focuses on the intersections of self-care and alternative economies. Using the interface of a mobile DIY Barber Shop, BUTCH CUT aims to offer wellness experiences to people with a non-binary gender expression. The intimate ritual of a haircut becomes the basis on which an empowering exchange can take place. As part of its long-term vision, BUTCH CUT also regularly serves as a platform for artists who’s work relates to the topics of hair, gender and self-care.

Entrance has one step 18cm height, no ramp.
Staff can assist wheelchair to enter.
Entrance door width: 92 cm
Bathroom door width: 60 cm

Substance awareness:
Alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages will be served.