se mccarty


se is an ancestral excavator and creative ecologist, listening to the interconnected systems at work in, around, and through us. Having grown up in a family contracted with the US Military in the name of Christian youth ministry work, se spent their young life in movement and contemplation - between languages, cultures, schools, and communities. Carrying on the work of many comrades before and beside them, they now investigate what community can look like across distance and difference, and how presence, ritual and curiosity can birth liberation. These questions often emerge at the intersection of racial and environmental justice work. se facilitates sensorial experiences, sculptural meditations, and communal gatherings that decenter authorship and cultivate imagination.

Their work utilizes the method and metaphor of digestion and decomposition to excavate what is frozen in our individual and collective processes of accountability and reparation. se’s daily praxis centers personal and ecological healing as instruments for collective transformation — this process begins in microcosm: tending their own wounds, relationships, and ancestries offers first steps towards actualizing social change. Intentionally situating their creative praxis as a relational one, se is radically counteracting storied isolation by facilitating the ecologies – the dwelling places – of healing and connection. They are building frameworks for being that instead uplift listening as sacred disposition - through our bodies, our environments, and each other.