the squids

Transdisciplinary Artists

Azul Carolina Duque (they/she) is a queer emergent performance artist from Colombia whose work weaves her practices as a death doula, a clown, and a music composer. She is a member of the Gesturing Towards Decolonial Futures Collective where her work focuses on hospicing worlds that are dying within and around us with care and integrity, as well as with attention to the lessons these deaths offer. Her work has taken her to Lebanon where she worked in Palestinian refugee camps, Nicaragua where she kick-started the land-based education program, in Aotearoa-New Zealand at the Orokonui Eco-Sanctuary, in Canada with TerraNova Nature School, ‘LOVE’ organization, and University of British Columbia, amongst others. She is also the producer of the tri-lingual podcast “In Earth’s Care” a conversation with Latin-American Indigenous Elders on the paradoxes of the ‘sustainability discourse’.

Kyra Royo Fay (they/she) is a sister, emerging interdisciplinary artist and youth worker. Born and raised by the waters of Indonesia, the Philippines and the United States, multiplicity and liminality are a primary exploration of her work and walking. In her various art-practices, she is called to the questions in the continuum where something becomes another. They are currently living on  the unceded traditional territories of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm, Sḵwx̱wú7mesh, and səlilwətaɬ Nation in so called vancouver.