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This Ain't A Eulogy:

A Ritual for Re-Membering


Moved by the non-indictments of the police officers responsible for the deaths of Eric Garner and Michael Brown, "This Ain't A Eulogy: A Ritual for Re-Membering" draws parallels between discarded materials and the violent treatment of Black people in the United States. Through performance and installation, Lindley repurposes trash bags to re-member, honor and value the Black lives that have been stolen due to police violence. In this post-Ferguson moment, Lindley is imagining how to recycle the energy of protest, rage, and grief into creating a world where, indeed, Black lives matter.

This solo performance healing ritual debuted in January 2015 at La Mama's SQUIRTS: New Voices in Queer Performance and has been featured in theaters, museums, living rooms, classrooms, conferences, and public spaces..


In 2017, the performance film adaptation premiered at the 5th Annual Black Artstory Month presented by the Myrtle Avenue Brooklyn Partnership, and has been featured in film festivals, museums, universities, and community events internationally. This film is one of four performance films featured in her solo exhibition "Re-Membering is the Responsibility of the Living."

"This Ain't A Eulogy" is the origin story of The Bag Lady, and serves as a preamble to Lindley's one woman show "The Bag Lady Manifesta" which debuted at Dixon Place September 2017.

If you're interested in screening this film at an event or festival, please visit the bookings page.

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