Alter | Altar II: Sigil, Soma, Score, Salve with ELÆ (Lynne DeSilva-Johnson)
Oct 15, 2019 | 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm$325
Six Tuesdays, October 15–November 19
Deconstructing the boundaries of “poetics,” participants will create works that challenge genre, drawing on source texts and media, ephemera, detritus, found language, list-making, and the epistolary form—alongside somatic and social practice. Can this work be a powerful, political act of radical self- and community-building? Of witness? Can it be an act of healing? YES. “Texts” will include Adrian Piper, Glenn Ligon, Theresa Hak Kyung Cha, Bhanu Kapil, Genesis Breyer P-Orridge, and more.
Tuesday, October 15, 6–8:30pm
Tuesday, October 22, 6–8:30pm
Tuesday, October 29, 6–8:30pm
Tuesday, November 5, 6–8:30pm
Tuesday, November 12, 6–8:30pm
Tuesday, November 19, 6–8:30pm
ELÆ, a.k.a. Lynne DeSilva-Johnson, is a nonbinary queer multimodal creator and performer, cultural scholar, and educator. Founder and creative director of The Operating System, a radical open-source publisher, they have taught in the CUNY system for over 10 years and now teach at the Pratt Institute.
Register by October 1!
- Oct 15, 2019
6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
- Event Category:
- Six-Week Workshop
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