An intentional partnership. Queer Black scholar-artists. Lovers.
Hill L. Waters is a lover project birthed by two scholar-artists--Durell M. Callier and Dominique C. Hill. Committed to social justice, community, education, and critical performance pedagogy, we joined our passions, frustrations, artistry, and love to craft a project that at its core is about spreading love, engendering healing through artistic productions and dialogue, and being accountable in the world, to our communities, families, and each other.
Manifested within their pseudonym, this dynamic duo is invested in erasing boundaries while staying accountable to their communities of affinity, families and friends. Paying homage to each artists’ family lineage, the collective name incorporates their familial surnames signifying fluidity, an emphasis on process, and the journey to surmount struggle. Two queer Black individuals coming together in the name of love and accountability, the scope of our collaboration includes: workshops on celebrating black girls, living in and theorizing from the body, creating socially accountable partnerships; classes/lectures on social justice as well as social identities and student self-awareness; and performances which highlight: black love; race, gender & sexuality as interwoven systems of oppressions; feminism in action as well as creating self-affirming spaces; love; race, gender & sexuality as interwoven systems of oppressions; feminism in action as well as creating self-affirming spaces.