‘SLEEP CYCLE’ Segments from the Art-Experience at CalArts
ART SHOWS / LOS ANGELES EVENTS

‘SLEEP CYCLE’ Segments from the Art-Experience at CalArts

WRITTEN BY ARTIST LUKA FISHER

The audience laughed at Tristene Roman’s comical nihilistic cut up poems and cried more than once. First, with Daniel Crook’s harrowing songs about being queer in small town america and then with Sarah Gail Armstrong’s accounts of the casual racism and systematic oppression that she and other black women are forced to deal with on a daily basis. The audience then danced to electronic death metal and covered each other in paint after performance artist Kayla Tange arrived.

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Leaving the USA to a Mexico They’ve Never Known: Stories of Deportation
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Leaving the USA to a Mexico They’ve Never Known: Stories of Deportation

BY MARÍA CRISTINA HALL

For decades, communities of undocumented immigrants have been shrouded in poverty and institutional neglect. Their migratory status—sometimes an imposed condition, as is the case with children brought to the United States—condemns immigrants to a life in the shadows.

In this interview at the University Tecnologico de Monterrey in Mexico City, deported persons shared what it’s like to have to leave the country, what it’s like to be recruited in a gang, and what it’s like to adapt to Mexico having lived an entire life in the USA. They shared their stories and the stories of their mothers, sisters, and friends back home. Please give it a listen.

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Jan. 13 Open Reading/Lectura Abierta – Fuck Trump: A Night of Poetry, Defiance, and Love For Humanity
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Jan. 13 Open Reading/Lectura Abierta – Fuck Trump: A Night of Poetry, Defiance, and Love For Humanity

We are hosting an Open Reading/Lectura Abierta on Friday, January 13, 2017

We invite everyone — poets, artists, thinkers, radicals, listeners, seekers-of-knowledge,
people who want to find other people who feel the same way,
souls seeking other souls,

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