June 7th, 2020
Performance and Poetry by:
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.
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.
May 4th, 2020
And Nothing ButPoetry by:
THREE POEMSIn the first segment of TQR’s Digital Performance Series, Barry reads three poems from his forthcoming manuscript of poetry, tentatively titled, A Feeling of And. Syntactically experimental and refreshingly self-aware, Barry creates an economy of language, where each word carries its own material presence. With energetic certainty, Barry asserts in his poem LES Airshaft, “everything turns out perfect in the end.” A disillusioned optimism, truly resonate to our current condition.
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