this website archives the works of Kimi Hanauer 

if we choose: eulogy turned dance hall 


Lainer Family Gallery, University of California,
Los Angeles


Los Angeles, CA, June 2022 

If we choose… calls on those who gather within it to reclaim ourselves, our labor, our joy, and our agency from the arms and aims of the power-hoarding institutions that we constitute. Through public, celebratory, and intimate modes of gathering, the project aims to hold space for grief and necessary processes of release within this period of collective undoing. Through our gathering—our being with and bearing witness—we make a portal for reclaiming ourselves from the ashes of the world as we know it. This eulogy for our world in transition is made of burned xerox prints. 

This series corresponds with if we choose to reclaim ourselves from the ashes ︎︎︎