And, yet, we are here, re-fashioning community and remaining soft in a building of stone. The monuments are crumbling. We can take an ax to their base or let them dissolve to the dust of their origin story.
This idea of American desire and what’s encapsulated in that is this reckoning, but, also holding the truths of being white in American culture means you have to hold the history of being an oppressor. But, then, how do you hold that?
Between Walled Rooms is a series of freeform responses to live performance works by female identifying and gender nonconforming choreographers, initiated by Tara Sheena. This work is a response to Hadar Ahuvia’s “Everything you have is yours?”.
The impacts of grief, however miniscule or massive, are the focus of “Submerge 2017: Break Time”, a festival curated primarily by Ali Rosa-Salas. Interested in the ways in which “we” are “permitted” to grieve in public space and, as the curatorial statement offers, a concern on the “expectation to bounce back,” Rosa-Salas has assembled an enriching near week of events, ranging from breath work to brunch to bike rides, in recognition of the ways the personal is political; the ways we are alone with others; and the ways in which everything, art or otherwise, is necessarily interdependent.
The moment it becomes legible, it becomes something else.
Is this enough
Is this fucked
Is this now
Is this boring
There is a buzzing that won’t stop; if it stops, I am afraid of how you will go on.
Your tea drinking
What flavor and why
Like live performance. Like everything.
Come as you are. come with your confusion, your sadness, your contradiction.
Here, humor and failure coexist comfortably; there is room for both at all times.
I am a curator; I am a caretaker. I am not telling them what to do or think.