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De-Canon: A Visibility Project (CLOSING READING GROUP)

Reading Group hosted by Physical Education.

With Taka Yamamoto and Keyon Gaskin

Find Reference Texts HERE

De-Canon: A Visibility Project is a pop-up library and web resource project that showcases literary art by writers/artists of color. Our goal is to put forth an alternative literary “canon” — or multiple canons — that are inclusive, diverse, and multi-storied in their approach to representation.

Our library collection includes works by writers and artists working in and across the domains of poetry, prose, hybrid literary forms, image-text, visual art, performance, movement, and more. Through this project, we wish to push against notions of how literature - which conveys to us perception, language, and cultural (as well as self) definitions - may be transmitted, gathered, contained, released, hidden, revealed, coded, decoded, shared and preserved, in both temporal and fixed ways, especially for communities of color.

What lies beyond/under/within language for you?

Throughout the month of August, we will investigate this question with a curation of four primary performance events showcasing local writers and artists of color. Four “modes” of embodied expression will provide framework for this series of events.

De-Canon is a literary arts project directed by writers Dao Strom and Neil Aitken

Earlier Event: August 19
De-Canon: A Visibility Project (SOUND)
Later Event: September 7
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