From Ariana Reines:
“PUBIC SPACE, an online reading and conversation, features one of my favorite poets in the world, Cedar Sigo, and the mind-boggling sculptor Oscar Tuazon. Oscar and I collaborated on a major exhibition in 2016 that combined poetry and monumental sculpture in unusual ways. We all know what a portentous year 2016 was. It was also a time I was healing from severe PTSD. (Long story—which we will go into in due time.) Oscar and Cedar have known each other since childhood and are longtime collaborators.
“I thought it would be useful for us three, and all of you, to talk about just what constitutes public space on stolen land, about the true function and meaning of monuments, about the sexuality of totalitarian and anarchist aesthetics, about grief and its relationship to objects, about the speed of poetry and the slowness of space, about what language builds, about poetry’s relationship to structure, and more.”
Sunday, November 15.
4 pm on the West Coast; 7 pm East Coast.
From top: Cedar Sigo;, photograph by Alan Bernheimer, courtesy of Sigo and the photographer; Oscar Tuazon, image courtesy of the artist; Cecilia Dougherty, Kevin & Cedar (2002), video still (Kevin Killian and Sigo), image courtesy and © Cecilia Dougherty; Ariana Reines, image courtesy of the author.