Saturday March 28 @ 2pm
Feminist Poets on Gender and Violence
at E.M. Wolfman General Interest Small Bookstore
410 13th Street, Oakland, CA
Held inside a ritual tent, this hybrid panel discussion and reading invites poets Amy Berkowitz, Joel Gregory, Emji Spero, and Wendy Trevino to talk about how issues around gender, violence, and trauma operate within their diverse work.
Saturday March 28 @ 5pm
Hybrid Moments with Cassandra Troyan and Zoe Tuck
at La Commune Cafe and Bookstore
4799 Shattuck Avenue, Oakland, CA
Saturday March 28 @ 8pm
Release Party for The Louder the Room the Darker the Screen by Paul Ebenkamp
at Woolsey Heights
1628 Woolsey St, Apt C, Berkeley, CA
The release party for The Louder the Room the Darker the Screen will feature performances by Paul Ebenkamp, Sahara Johnson, and Tom Comitta, followed by a dance party!
***You can pre-order your copy of The Louder the Room the Darker the Screen here and pick it up at the reading! Use promo code <3Oakland so that you don't get charged for shipping. All pre-orders come with a limited-edition poster, which will also be available with purchase at the reading.
Thursday April 2 @ 8pm
Friday April 3 @ 8pm
the meshes: an iteration in two acts
1 Grove Street, San Francisco CA
This work is a multi-media performance that dramatizes the internal process of making art by embodying the textual practice of writing through the filmography of Maya Deren. It engages Deren's silent films and the unfinished documentary, The Divine Horsemen the Living Gods of Haiti. The piece deals in such themes as ritual, obsession, spectatorship and archive; pushing up against the passivity of spectatorship and drawing on the tension between the voyeur, viewer and witness.
Written and directed by Brittany Billmeyer-Finn, a recipient of SAFEhouseARTS performance residency
Cast: Zoe Tuck, Kate Robinson, Ivy Johnson, Cheena Marie Lo, Tessa Micaela, Madison Davis, and Stella Peach
Buy tickets here: $10 at http://ticketf.ly/1Fwn27S
Saturday April 18 @ 9pm
DOING NOTHING: Performing the Practice of Everyday Life
DOING NOTHING is a participatory event that interrogates the everyday habits of writers and what Lazzarato and Melitopoulos cite as "the contradiction deep at the heart of creative industries and contemporary cognitive capitalism: the erasure of non-productive time, which is precisely the time required for creation to take place at all."
For the duration of DOING NOTHING, each poet will repeatedly embody one of their own non-productive habits, transforming this habit into a generative writing practice. The audience will be invited to participate in these practices with the poets and can wander in and out of the space for the duration of the performance.
This iteration of the performance will take at the closing night of the Open Embodiments conference, which is being hosted by the University of Arizona's LGBT Studies Program, and will last for three hours. This performance is free and open to the public.