Hybrid Vigor: In the Flesh

hosted by Shanti Hands and Caitlin Abadir-Mullally

Hybrid Vigor: In the Flesh is an event exploring mixedness, complex ethnic identities, celebrating complications and correcting the misconception of racial purity.  Hybrid Vigor is another term for heterosis — the tendency of a crossbred individual to show qualities superior to those of both parents. The multi-stationed event is made up of video, photostreams, mixed food art, a lecture on homogenous and heterogenous mixtures, collaborative thinking, writing and dance. The event is welcome to all especially mixed kids and race-mixers. Hybrid Vigor: In the Flesh is the second mixed happening hosted by Shanti Hands and Caitlin Abadir-Mullally with a performance by Abriel Gardner.

More work by Shanti Hands

March 16th at Subliminal Projects in Echo Park within Chad Kouri’s exhibition The Center.

Event Photos:

Hybrid Vigor Photo Booth

Put your fingers where you’re “from”, show us your GRASP on the WORLD



Culture Clash: Hybrid Vigor

November 10th 2018

The Women’s Center for Creative Work, Los Angeles, CA

Hybrid Vigor is a project by Shanti Hands and Caitlin Abadir-Mullally that looks at loving our mixed-ness and actively correcting the misconception of racial purity. Hybrid Vigor is another term for heterosis which is the tendency of a crossbred individual to show qualities superior to those of both parents. We will be talking about the language around hybridity, the creation of new words and how hybridity can be understood and laughed about through interactions with other mixed bodies.

The event at Women’s Center for Creative Work will be a workshop of sorts with physical action, group conversations and a screening of the film Hybrid Vigor. The film features mixed folx engaging in conversation about hybridity, complexity and connection. The film features artists Anais Franco, Kamala Puligandla, Layla Farahani, Georgia Reid, Jackie Lampert, Shanti Hands and Caitlin Abadir-Mullally.

Screencaps from the film Hybrid Vigor


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