Artist Statement

I am an Interdisciplinary Artist, with works experienced in forms such as theater, drag, installations, movement, film, and music. My art unapologetically engages with black anarchist theory and holds reverence for my Hip Hop theater roots and practice.

My work is focused on collaboration and intersectionality, building relationships and having conversations in spaces that solidify and amplify the experiences inherent in brownness and queerness and humanness. The tradition of relational aesthetics; the relationships themselves; the establishment of commonality; these are the purpose of the work, rather than the notion of product. This process serves to perform the action of overcoming difference as a matter of course, rather than as a side benefit to creation.

DW McCraven currently lives and works in Chicago and Western Massachusetts.