Please join us (and spread the word!) on Thursday, April 20, at 12:00 PM in the North Creek Events Center at UW Bothell for a talk by artist, writer, and educator Jovencio de la Paz. De la Paz's work explores the intersection of textile processes such as weaving, dye, and surface design as they relate to broader concerns of ancient technology, language, codification, community, and identity. Interested in the ways transient or ephemeral experiences are embodied in material, de la Paz looks to how knowledge, stories, and memories are transmitted through society in space and time, whether semiotically by language or haptically by made things. He is currently Assistant Professor and Curricular Head of Fibers at the University of Oregon.
De la Paz's visit is co-sponsored by the MA in Cultural Studies, Global Studies, and Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences at UW Bothell.
WHEN & WHERE: THURSDAY, APRIL 20, 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM, NORTH CREEK EVENTS CENTER, UW BOTHELL. Further event information can be found HERE.
The Interdisciplinary Visual Arts program at UW (Seattle) & The School of Interdisciplinary Arts &Sciences at UW Bothell will co-host a round table discussion at The Alice. The co-sponsored community event brings together a unique set of artists, administrators, curators, and historians to reflect on their curatorial work across the Latinx Caribbean Diaspora. Join us for a conversation between Chicago-based artist Edra Soto (above) and Alice curator Natalie Martínez, co-moderated by artist Dan Paz and artist/scholarJade Power-Sotomayor.
HARM REDUCTION FOR DIY VENUES: DO IT YOURSELF. DO IT NOW. Harm Reduction for DIY Venues is currently an incomplete, evolving draft of suggestions for fast, free and low-cost harm reduction strategies that venues can implement immediately. It is NOT a comprehensive manual for safety or a replacement for involving licensed experts and meeting building codes.
It was initiated by S. Surface, a curator, unlicensed architectural designer and long-term DIY music community member currently based in Seattle, WA. It is a group effort that is being created and edited with input from community and professional experts who span a range from DIY/lived experience to credentialed professionals.
For the original shortlist of tips that kicked off this document, view The Stranger Slog.
To offer or request help for a venue, connect via http://saferspac.es, a project initiated by Melissa J. Frost.
ROT: Compost vs. Surgery
Saturday, December 3, 3-5pm
$ Free; RSVP Requested.
Video screening at Seattle Art Museum
Attendees are invited to view SAM's Big Picture exhibition free of charge following the screening.
ROT: Compost vs. Surgery is a video and audio screening that links a tradition of visceral painterly physicality to urgent contemporary conversations about bodies, aging, identity and health.
When body time meets linear time, ROT demands progress. Rotten things can be either integrated in a healthy way (compost and renewal) or excised and burned (surgery). To ROT is to inhabit a critical bodily process in the midst of an infinite, unresolvable trajectory. ROT gathers momentum in cycles of attack, sustain, decay and release. ROT implies hope in survival, in coping and in stasis.
In ROT, artists combine video, sound, performance and multimedia poetry to revisit the Abstract Expressionists, Vienna Actionists, post-minimalist artists, and feminist performance artists. Proximity to SAM’s Big Picture: Art After 1945 exhibition raises the question: are ROT artists composting the canon, or are these works a surgical redirection of art history?
Curated by Molly Mac and S. Surface of The Alice.
Indira Allegra (Oakland)
Kerry Downey (NYC)
C Davida Ingram (Seattle)
On a Clear Day (NYC)
Catherine Telford-Keogh (Toronto)
tzuriel (San Diego and Seattle)
Urban Death Project (Seattle)