hold on to each other, fear ignites hate, this land has been burning, from the first white step. this is an invitation to expand into the circular triangle created by the contact points of our past circles. this is the melting point of past connections and present transformations, this is the unfolding of community. we showed up for one another once before; we held space, we touched. that meeting point of recognition and accountability will multiply in voices. can we go back to a past experience and plant a seed, one that will change the lineage of perception and assumption? what is alive in your heart right now? can we archive the experience in real time over time? in twelve years, mother nature’s rage will be brutally known across space and time. fighting for something deeper than the kill? this is shadow work. we brave it together, bearing witness to the collective movement, emerging.
the participants of this event were nominated by the 48 wordmakers who created Words on Paper, , do you feel the siren., Maybe all of us at once, and do you feel the siren, including:
D S Chapman
Hannah Kim Varamini
Anna Knecht Schwarzer
Tyler Matthew Oyer
ana cecilia alvarez
Holly M. Crawford
Amanda Martin Katz
thank you for moving with us into the circular triangle.
Meital Yaniv (b. 1984, Tel-Aviv, israel) is a Los Angeles based interdisciplinary artist whose practice embodies language, performance, and video. Yaniv’s labor weaves and merges the personal and the political to find the common thread in disparate struggles, connecting ideas, bodies, and forms of resistance. Since 2015, Yaniv has been organizing intimate reading events with the aim of conceiving alternative communities where vulnerability holds us all accountable. Her book, Spectrum for an Untouchable, was published in October 2016. She has performed and exhibited at Hummer Museum, MCASD (Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego), Human Resources, LACA (Los Angeles Contemporary Archive), The Situation Room, Visitor Welcome Center, LACE (Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions), PØST, Mana Contemporary, and Wendy’s Subway, among others. She has been published by Los Angeles Review of Books’ Voluble Channel, Nonsensical, Ladyscumbag, Entropy Magazine, Graphite Journal, and notes on looking, with reviews by Huffington Post, LA Weekly, Bitch Media, KCET Artbound, and Fabrik Magazine. Yaniv holds an MFA from California Institute of the Arts and a BFA from Bezalel Academy of Art and Design. https://meitalyaniv.com
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