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Featured Artists:


Touch Piece


Performance and Poetry by:
GABRIELLE CIVIL

TOUCH PIECE

In the second segment of our Digital Performance Series we feature black feminist performance artist, poet, and writer Gabrielle Civil. Gabrielle’s 1-minute solo is set to the reading of her poem “Touch Piece.” The performance emerged from a quarantine Zoom dance experiment organized by Anya Cloud and Kristianne Salcines.

Touch Piece

    for anya & kristianne


in darkness, a bronze
hand erupts


     a volcanic knee, a splay-
ed body, half submerged
     still shocks us


keeps us
from turning away
     


          *


    a body trying to break
   out break in break through


    a body trying to break
   out break in break through


    a body trying to break
   out break in break through
 


break out break in break through


           *


walking across an overpass
    lines of verse
shot through glass


etched into steel
    suspended in air
a certain unlikeliness


     my body,
     striation
an epicenter of green
          ache
     and mystery








Follow Gabrielle:


Instagram: @gabrielle_civil

Web: gabriellecivilartist.com

Books: 

EXPERIMENTS IN JOY

SWALLOW THE FISH

Experiments in Joy: a Workbook




Bio:


Gabrielle Civil is a black feminist performance artist, poet, and writer, originally from Detroit MI. She danced with Wild Beauty at Velocity in Seattle (2020) and has premiered fifty original performance art works around the world. Her performance memoirs include Swallow the Fish (2017), Experiments in Joy (2019) and the forthcoming (ghost gestures) (2020), which won the 2019 Gold Line Nonfiction Chapbook contest. A 2019 Rema Hort Mann LA Emerging Artist, she teaches creative writing and critical studies at the California Institute of the Arts. She came of age as an artist in Minneapolis and demands justice for George Floyd. The aim of her work is to open up space.







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