Arting & Writing

 

Photo by Saehee Cho

 

FOR READING

 
APORIA OR OTHER INDISCRETIONS   
Lumen Magazine (September 2015)

Excerpt from Calor: A Dictionary   

The Acentos Review (May 2013)
a whiter shade of the lack.
Platform Gallery (2013)
5 Pieces from {measurable angle [is to (meaning as periphery) is to] tide}   
Omnia Vanitas Review (Fall 2009)
Half.Life/Wretched Symphony 1.0  (2006)
A Hypertext Poetic Narrative
Poop and Punctuation
my mom blog

 

FOR LISTENING

 

Reading from {measurable angle…
jump to 1:16  
Sprawl Reading Series (February 2008)

 

 FOR EXPERIENCING

Hilo: Estuarial for the Beaver Moon (2017)

Photo: Mariangeles Soto-Diaz

Hilo was a poetic ritual for the full moon (November 2017), which used radical presence, sound, poetry, and movement to energetically–and literally–bind the audience together, and create a vehicle of intention and healing.

Photo: Mariangeles Soto-Diaz
Photo: Mariangeles Soto-Diaz

 

 

 

 

Each audience member was asked to receive and embody one of two words: rupture or rapture.

 

Photo: Mariangeles Soto-Diaz

 

 

 

 

Photo: Mariangeles Soto-Diaz

 

 

 

 

 

 

Exploring the ideas of invisible care, vulnerability, and the power of witnessing, MoonWoman served as the energetic conduit between humans and their moon.

Photo: Mariangeles Soto-Diaz

Below is the poem composed to focus the ritual’s original envisioning. During the performance, only a few key lines were delivered as energetic anchors.

 
[silence]
(1)
The moon moves in and out of view in order
to teach us 28 lessons in pulling it together. 
The hips are a place of tension, the continental divide of 
as above, so below. We stretch and fold 
into shapes trying to forget when we were 
lunar, or largely composed of instinctive movement–
no gaze–all our parts intact.
“Intact” means there were many secret divisions 
to begin with, and this is the secret 
of an Earth-bound life. The illusion 
of a single breath moving in and out of the throat, 
and so we spill ourselves urgently, 
not quite reaching the line.
(2)
The line where the body moves
in and out of time. The division of 
Rupture and Rapture, a slight adjustment
of the jaw and tongue. Separate
nodes of rhizome and these bodies
are called synapse. Or, we are told
that bodies of bodies are somehow always bound
by other bodies. No initial utterance
because we are like water in water. 
(3)
a mother’s body loosely draped in light
the way transluscence is a suggestion 
with few other options.
an orbiting body moves outside of the gaze, 
unless we are willing to always be center
she orbits………….she orbits FOR YOU because these bodies are words stretching themselves across the thin line of time. Word is one and a word is many, multivalent–the mystics call to us and we will not look up. Because we fear if we do, we will become the moon.
She orbits, and she waits
wanting us, as words.  
wanting to slink silvery and tender
between our ribs, 
to bridge the synapse
we’ve conjured into being.
LET US BE THE MOON’S WORDS
LET US RHIZOME
LET US LAY DOWN ACROSS THE LINE OF TIME
LET US BE A SINGLE POEM 
REVERBERATING FROM A CIRCLE THAT IS OUR ORBIT OF HER
[be.your.words.NOW]

 

Forest for the Words (2017)

with Saehee Cho

When we see the forest for the trees, we see that what we each take leaves something behind, and a change is made forever. A textu(r)al journey where the body, language, and the natural world conspire to weave something collaborative and new. In this immersive food installation, participants navigate stringed space, gathering delights from a textile forest. The treasures they find will then be remade through building new contexts. Eat what the forest whispers, drink its prophetic nectars, breathe new meanings into its words.

 

 

Alma Mater: A Sensorial Feast (2016)

with Saehee Cho and Karen Hillenburg

PARTICIPATORY INSTALLATION TAPPING INTO THE FIVE SENSES WITH POETRY, FOOD, AND SPONTANEOUS COLLABORATION

TABLECLOTH: Stenciled poetic instructions for dumpling making
Each table represented a sense and a touchstone CalArts experience
Karen Hillenburg prepares for service
STILL LIFE TABLE: Materials of traditional still life paintings were provided for participants to create their own compositions, which were then captured by a professional photographer and emailed to the participant.
HERBS TABLE: Participants cut open packets of fresh herbs that were steamed on site.
Hanging herb bundles greeted participants with their aroma long before being seen.
LEMONADE EXPERIMENTATION TABLE: Hand-drawn herb lore decorated parchment placemats.
Detritus of sparkling lemonade experiments with herbs, flowers, fruits
Entry table detail





DOUBLE EXPOSURES

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“Do Not Feed the Thieves” (2015)
Meeting in the Gallery (2016)
“Call of the Wild” (2016)
“We Are the Waves” (2016)
“In the Garden of Good and Delicious” (2016)
“Self-portrait with Seeing” (2016)

 FOR VIEWING

You Are Your One Ring (Test)

Poetry in the Morning Series

The pleasure of words in the mouth, first thing in the morning.

 

Work while at the Center for Integrated Media (2007-09)

When I See You, You See Me (April 2009)
https://www.flickr.com/photos/centerforintegratedmedia/3788680423/in/photolist-6LMYGg-pWLYM-6LS8vf-6LS7TL-6LMXBr-6LMWJP-6LMWjr-6LS7xh-6LMWxB-6LMXfx-6LS73f-6LS843-6LMX5z-4FwEdT-pWLgC-cj5cT9-4N48EX-p8mRYr-p8mNsZ-oQSaso-p6jLEh-p86rbM-p6jSob-oQSdoU-p86pqc-oQSHiz-p8jUPh-oQSGJi-oQSajC-oQSHVM-p6jNFS-p86sKD-p8mQxa-oQSBTg-p8oPkr-p86nd6-oQSx8f-pkPJcW-oQUEDc-oQS9cC-oQSxqQ-oQRKFV-p6jSKU-p88oMe-p8oPbD-oQTGLT-p4mwG9-pkPHQd-p6mNa7-oQSeFJ
https://www.flickr.com/photos/centerforintegratedmedia… 
Julia Holter and Stephen Van Dyke share a collaborative writing session, at the Center for Integrated Media
Julia Holter and Stephen Van Dyke share a collaborative writing session, at the Center for Integrated Media

 

 

 

 

 

 

   

 

Ritual of the Self (April 2008)

http://www.flickr.com/photos/centerforintegratedmedia/2490240263/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/centerforintegratedmedia/2490240263/

Ustream footage

 

 

“Shag Shack” with Meghann McCrory and Ali Prosch (2007)
“You Make It Rain” with Meghann McCrory and Ali Prosch (2007)
“Fortune Teller, Fortune Cookie” with Meghann McCrory and Ali Prosch (2007)

 

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