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Thank you to Takahiro Yamamoto for asking me to perform with him in his piece Property of Opaqueness at the lumber room on May 5, 2019.
Fotos from our rehearsal.
Thanks to Stephanie, Leo, and everyone who attended Monday’s conversation at the Cooley Gallery.
We’re holding an informal closing reception for the De-Canon photography exhibit that has been installed in the library since May. The exhibit features photography by Intisar Abioto, Vi Son Trinh, Dao Strom, and myself.
Sunday, January 27, 2019
De-Canon Library @ Milepost 5
8155 NE Oregon St, Portland, OR
Poetry NW published Dao Strom’s video «Traveler’s Ode» this month.
music & words: Dao Strom
director: Roland Dahwen
director of photography: Edward Pack Davee
sound recording & mixing: sidony o’neal, Dao Strom, Jim Han
mastered by Timothy Stollenwerk at Stereophonic Mastering
with thanks to Kyle Macdonald
with project support from Regional Arts & Culture Council (RACC) & Creative Capital Foundation
filmed at Satsop Power Plant, Elma WA
video produced by Patuá Films
The FIELD THEORIES videos that I worked on for Samiya Bashir (with keyon gaskin) were recently part of keyon’s NASHA festival in Amsterdam. These are very special artists and I am fortunate to have contributed a small part to this.
Thank you to everyone who attended yesterday’s NIGHT LIGHTS event at Regional Arts & Culture Council (RACC). Special thanks to William, Ella, and everyone who helped set up and take down the altars.
Three Moons/Tres Lunas/3つの月
How the moon speaks through the dark—
carving the shores of this world!
Tonight we honor and celebrate three brilliant and beautiful people who quietly and powerfully influence the world in their own ways: Amanda Consuelo García, Rikuku Heshiki, and Kazumi Heshiki. As elders, they are steeped in life’s riches; they are portals to lost places and times, carriers of rarest cargo, bearers of songs and stories that hold the mysteries of life, death and everything between.
Our hope is to bring you into proximity with these people. To shine their light on this cold December eve because it is a warm light and beautiful light.
Our hope is remember better how to be present with our loved ones. How to listen and receive. How to look up to the moon. For we cannot know all the mysteries of the moon, so vastly far away, but we can bask in its light and let its questions reach us.
This installation is a continuation of work that Roland Dahwen Wu & Stephanie Adams-Santos have been doing to share their ongoing work around poetry, memory, and honoring our elders.
As part of de-canon's residency, I'll be showing work in a photography exhibit May 12 – July 28, 2018.
Photographs by Intisar Abioto, Vincent Trinh, Dao Strom, and myself.
Opening reception Saturday, May 12, 6–8pm
Artists' Milepost 8155 NE Oregon St, Portland OR