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Thursday, October 19 • 2:00pm - 3:50pm
Pressure Points in the Language Contract: Interdisciplinary Text-based Performance

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EVENT TITLE:
Pressure Points in the Language Contract: Interdisciplinary Text-based Performance

EVENT DESCRIPTION
The performance of a text is in many cases embodied, enacted, and inhabited by the physical body of the artist. This quality of performance text, then, presents an important and exciting space through which to explore non-binary positions regarding race and gender, as well as the role of hybrid and interdisciplinary texts in breaking out of traditional customs of art, literature, and society. Each writer will perform a selection of their work that speaks to these concerns.
  
STATEMENT OF MERIT
Our panel gathers writers who have written books of poetry, prose, and other hybrid texts, and who also have a practice of engaging text in unique modes of performance. Panelists are writers of mixed race, ethnicity, and/or gender who work in multiple terrains of art and culture-making including dance, film, music, multi-media, and site-specific performance. They share a vision as to how art can open up new models of thinking and being that are accessible to all.

Moderators
avatar for Violet Harlo

Violet Harlo

Performancer
Shape-shifting and genre-bending, Violet Harlo is a transdisciplinary, gender queer performancer who weaves together poetry, sound, movement, sculpture, drawing, mapping, and video into live works of art. Violet’s staged performance work explores the dynamic and intersectional... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Violet Harlo

Violet Harlo

Performancer
Shape-shifting and genre-bending, Violet Harlo is a transdisciplinary, gender queer performancer who weaves together poetry, sound, movement, sculpture, drawing, mapping, and video into live works of art. Violet’s staged performance work explores the dynamic and intersectional... Read More →
avatar for Sawako Nakayasu

Sawako Nakayasu

Assistant Professor, Brown University
Sawako Nakayasu is a transnational poet, translator, and occasional performance artist who has lived in Japan, France, China, and the US. Her books include The Ants (Les Figues Press, 2014), Texture Notes (Letter Machine Editions, 2010), and the translation of The Collected Poems of Chika Sagawa (Canarium Books, 2015), as well as unconventional translations such as Costume en Face (Ugly Duckling Presse, 2015), a handwritten notebook of Tatsumi... Read More →
avatar for Jason Magabo Perez

Jason Magabo Perez

Assistant Professor of English, Cal State San Bernardino
Jason Magabo Perez is the author of two hybrid collections of poetry & prose: a chapbook, PHENOMENOLOGY OF SUPERHERO (Red Bird Chapbooks, 2016); & a full-length debut, THIS IS FOR THE MOSTLESS (WordTech Editions, 2017). Perez’s writing has appeared in Witness, TAYO, vitriol, El... Read More →


Thursday October 19, 2017 2:00pm - 3:50pm
Poetry Center Conference Room 207 Poetry Center

Attendees (24)