Diluvanalia, A Speculative Holiday
Presented by Klanghaus and curator Dani Robison
April 26th, 2019
6:00 - 10:00pm
$5-10 Sliding Scale
This event imagines a future where holidays and rituals are re-positioned around survival and coping with trauma related to major climate catastrophes of the past and present.
Through performative storytelling and interactive installation from various artists and collaborative projects, Diluvianalia presents alternatives for living in harmony with our ecosystems, other species, and each other in precarious times.
Artist and Collaborative Projects TBA
REFRACT: black skin black gaze black frames
Opening Reception: May 3rd, 2019, 6:00 - 11:00pm
7 to 8:30 PM | Exhibit Viewing
8:30 to 9 PM | Screeings of “3%” and “I Am”
9 to 9:30PM | Evening Artist Talk
REFRACT is an exhibition that explores art’s ability to transform conceptions of truth. The selected works experiment with self definition, subject hood, and stereotype to challenge viewers to discern between what they’re been taught is true and what they perceive about Blackness. It is an exercise in reflection.
REFRACT’s featured artists include: Adetutu Kafilat Sadiq, Blessing James, Kahalla Penelope Penny Bandy-Pasibe, Menat El Attma, Nneomma Nwosu, Saaleha Bey, Shelby Mayes, and zaynab abdulqadir-morris.
Curated by zaynab abdulqadir-morris, Nnneomma Nwosu, and Saaleha Bey
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Argot Magazine West Coast Launch Party
Sunday September 30th
3:00pm - 7:00pm
B4BEL4B is thrilled to host the West Coast launch party for Argot Magazine! The launch event will feature DJ Jalila Sparks, a performance/reading from a selection of writers, featuring: Vernon Keeve, Rohan Da Costa, Paradise, Kelechi Ubozoh, Tessa Stevens, Susana Praver-Perez, and Liz Matus; and a in-process installation from Joty Dhaliwal.
Argot Magazine is a non-profit magazine that spans the worlds of queer culture, the feminine narrative, and marginalized experiences. Most magazine-format websites still center on those with relative privilege; corporate and independent sites alike tend to focus on a narrow realm of perspective. The content out there for LGBTQ people and especially people at the margins - disabled folx of color, poor trans women - is even more limited.
C Y A N O V I S I O N S Fundraising Party
September 1st, 6-10pm
We're creating an immersive exhibition and hosting performances to welcome you into the world of Cyanovisions - a body of new work and an upcoming short film led by Tiare Ribeaux with Jody Stillwater and other collaborators that explores our relationship to our changing environment. It will focus on microbial life and blur the lines between science fact and fiction, speculating on more symbiotic futures.
We need your help raising funds for this short film - for entry, donate $15-20 or more to support the project:
(Donations will also be accepted at the door)
The fundraising party will feature:
- A Performance by Scorpion Warrior, Kitty Komforts, and Thee Hunty
- A Performance by Jillian Gnarling
- Cyano-hosts Jader and Pseuda
- An Immersive photobioreactor and other cyanobacteria exhibits
- 3D Prints and some costumes in-process for the film
- Slime party favors and more!
Cyanovisions is a collaborative project led by Tiare Ribeaux with filmmaker Jody Stillwater, and artists Jader, Pseuda, Voidplenum, Dasha Ortenberg, Kim Ip, Crystal Titus, and more. It's going to be elegant and mutant, thrilling and subversive, visually engaging, fashion forward, genre and gender bending!
More info at: https://cyanovisions.com
<An Experimental Audiovisual Experience>
August 22nd, 6-10pm
experimental sacred audio & video duo from NY, interspersing the ritualism of ancient spirituality and the secular iconography of the postmodern through intricate musical compositions, striking digital visuals, and captivating live performances
powerhouse noise duo Christopher Moore & Idhaz
one-man vibration maker, loop weaver, synth wrangler, avant guardian
Sea of Dogs
wild, wonderful & warped electronic experimentation