An Annotated Bibliography for Principled Rage
2:00 min archival assemblage short
director, producer, editor
summer 2022

This short assemblage layers archival stills and videos from cultural moments that have significantly triggered moments of rage or memories of rage for the artist. The visual annotations were edited to the sonic rhythm of Saidiya Hartman’s questioning of female visibility in the black liberation movement. The compilation of these artifacts was a releasing practice from the shame of feeling anger.

As a self identified CIS queer woman, the artist observes her hesitancy to share the consistent flowing subconscious rage towards cultural practices that uphold patriarchal and state violence. And further questions why it feels unfavorable in her body to express this anger without the practice of an intellectual or protected “art” formed expression. In reality this is a baby step. A false but honest practice to explain to her self and whom ever is willing to engage that she is indeed fucking pissed. Most if not all of the time. And in her anger she feels principled, justified and autonomously defined as an angry Black woman.

- Sonic Script from Saidiya Hartman & Arthur Jafa conversation at Hammer Museum (2019)
- Soundscape from Deshotten produced by TNEG
- Margaret Prescod, who founded the Black Coalition Fighting Back Serial Murders in 1985, takes the mic from LAPD Chief Beck
- Nanny of the Maroons
- Emilsen Manyoma was the leader of the Comunidades Construyendo Paz en los Territorios (Communities Building Peace in the Territories, CONPAZ) in Buenaventura Colombia
- Marsha P. Johnson 🕊️
- Marielle Franco Speech as Council woman before her assassination 🕊️
- Clip from “Lucia” (1986) by Humberto Solas
- Misoprostol (oral abortion pill) Content break down
- Bibi Titi Mohamed was a major leader in the Tanganyikan nationalist movement in Tanzania 🕊️
- Samirah Raheem Slutwalk Interview
- Kom women in the Bamenda Grassfields of North West Cameroon launched a three-year period of revolt between 1958 and 1961 known as the Anlu Rebellion, which was provoked by the colonial imposition of vertical contour farming (image on the right)
- Thuku Revolt anti-colonial mobilization among Kikuyu women in Kenya (image on the left)
- “Combat des amis avec pierres” (1976) Malick Sidibe
- “Untitled (Woman and Daughter with Children)” (1990) from The Kitchen Table Series Carrie Mae Weems
- “So heaven can hear you” (2007) Mary lovelace O’neal See
- Self Portrait from @muholizanele
- Clip from “Born In Flames”
- 40th day memorial in Javanrud from @from___iran
- Venus of Willendorf artifact & @glorillapimp “ FNF” clip + Blue Magic artifact
- My energy for 2023

Zion Estrada (she/her) is an interdisciplinary artist researcher living on Gabrielleno/Tongva/Chumash Land. Her work flows between archival assemblage filmmaking, sonic collage production and experiential design centering human and more-than-human (re)connection.

Zion’s  experimental collage language in film and sonic works often use layering of field recordings, found sounds and carefully curated sound clips that score a line of discourse that complicate temporality, history and meaning making. Her practice is informed by the palimpsest and Pauline Olivero’s Deep Listening. 

She is most interested in the non-verbal and more-than-human qualities of storytelling from the African diaspora (specifically the Caribbean) and how sounds hold the spirits of the past and the alchemic power to magnetize communities, movement, moods, and healing. She draws from the traditions of Black Trans abolitionists care making, sex worker solidarity,  doula presence practices and movement architects love of release.

Zion is currently is practicing in emergent transformative justice work with Abolition Dream lab practicing in radical learning communities how to prepare, account, release and re-story the harms we have caused, the roots the harms have in culture and systemic violence  while centering care, healing and rest.

Zion is the Creative Director of Black Discourse, co-founder of Wild Grass Design + Research Lab and owner of BZE Consultant LLC.  She holds a M.A. Ed focused in participatory research and linquistics.

Director of Programs at BLD PWR; holds 10yrs as educator and curriculum developer.

Board member at Citizens of Culture
Exhibitor at the Ghetto Biennale in Jacmel, Haiti 2024
Participant in MIT Worlding Project Community 2023