The culmination of a year-long Research Residency with The Kitchen, Sharmi Basu will organize a performance event titled #HOWDOIFINDYOU?. Featuring the artist performing as Beast Nest along with multidisciplinary artist, DJ, and producer Jesús Hilario-Reyes (also known as MORENXX), the event centers experimental sound artists coming together in a present-day intervention into the archive. The artist additionally presents a new piece of printed ephemera for takeaway that marks this program’s place within a lineage of Kitchen events. By creating and distributing a new resource that counters gaps in the archival records, Basu invites audiences to consider: Who is archived starting when? Who is left out and who is fighting to be seen? If the folks who are creating work as a means of fighting for survival are left out, what purpose does the avant-garde serve?