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The Factory 2018 Art Exhibit // Djúpavík, Iceland
Jun
1
to Aug 31

The Factory 2018 Art Exhibit // Djúpavík, Iceland

My artwork (photos + text + installation video) are in a group exhibition in Djúpavík in the West Fjords of Iceland this summer. It's an honor to be a part of this very unique, and very uniquely located, show. 

From http://djupavik.is/en/the-factory-art-exhibition/:

The Factory art exhibition will be held in the old fish factory in Djúpavík from June 1 to August 31, 2018. The focal point of the group show is to explore the artists’ personal relation to, and perception of, Iceland. This year The Factory is hosting 16 international artists/artist groups.

Facebook: /thefactorydjupavik
Instagram: #djupavikart
Webpage: djupavik.is

Dead Time, 2018

Dead Time is a hybrid collage of poetry fragments, image and video meant to evoke the “temps morts” of displacement, or one’s inevitable placement in certain histories. As a Vietnamese-born American, artist Dao Strom’s citizenship in the world is informed by multiple histories of violence. She came to Iceland wondering how it would feel, in her particular body, to stand in a geography quite disparate from those histories. This series is a result of that contemplation. The title Dead Time is a nod toward Korean-American artist Theresa Hak Kyung Cha’s Temps Morts/Exilée, in which the phrase “temps morts” expresses the liminal state of being indefinitely severed from one’s roots. Three-plus decades after Cha, Dao Strom looks meaningfully toward her as lineage. But Dao Strom marks the beginning of this work, for herself, by initiating it far from the energies of America. She also adds in sound and collaboration.

You can also see pieces from this series online at The Tenderness Project, a curation project by poets Shayla Lawson & Ross Gay.

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Feb
24
7:00 PM19:00

Soap for the Dogs :: Stacey Tran // Book Release Party

I'll be going to Seattle with Vi Khi Nao + Stacey Tran to celebrate the launch of Stacey Tran's debut poetry collection, Soap for the Dogs, published by Gramma Press.

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Join Vi Khi Nao, Dao Strom & Stacey Tran of She Who Has No Master(s) for the launch of Soap for the DogsShe Who Has No Master(s) is a project that promotes interaction and collaboration between women writers of the Vietnamese diaspora. At this event we will celebrate Stacey Tran’s new poetry collection, Soap for the Dogs, with exercises exploring hunger and food memories through poetry.

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Feb
23
7:00 PM19:00

How to Make Coffee & Other Things w/ She Who Has No Master(s)

Join Vi Khi Nao, Dao Strom & Stacey Tran of She Who Has No Master(s) at the Working Library. She Who Has No Master(s) is a project that promotes interaction and collaboration between women writers of the Vietnamese diaspora. At this event we will celebrate Stacey Tran’s new poetry collection, Soap for the Dogs, with exercises exploring hunger and food memories through poetry.

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How to Make Coffee and Other Things sets out to create an intimate social space for conversation. An ongoing investigation into how objects, individuals, and ideas are interconnected.

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De-Canon: A Visibility Project @ UNA Gallery
Aug
3
to Aug 26

De-Canon: A Visibility Project @ UNA Gallery

De-Canon: A Visibility Project, a popup library and social engagement project showcasing writers and artists of color, launched with our first installation exhibit at UNA Gallery, from Aug 3 to 26.

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. De-Canon wishes to challenge existing ideas of what constitutes the North American literary canon, especially in our current culture.

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PURRR "The Vote" : Collaborative Poem Project @ IPRC
Mar
4
7:00 PM19:00

PURRR "The Vote" : Collaborative Poem Project @ IPRC

PURRR (Poets. United. To. Read. Rouse. Resist.) hosted a launch event at the IPRC on 3/4/17. In a nod to the 15th Amendment, and the 270 required electoral votes, we invited 15 poets to contribute to a 270-line collaborative poem centered around the theme of "the vote". We referenced these reading materials in our writing, and then 'arranged' our poem semi-spontaneously during the live reading on 3/4/17. 

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Feb
3
8:00 PM20:00

WORD + SONG: Benefit Show for IRCO @ Beacon Sound

A night of poetry + music. Featuring all women artists.

Poets: Coleman Stevenson, Endi Bogue Hartigan, Sarah Bartlett, Shayla Lawson, Stephanie Adams-Santos

Songwriters: Lindsay Clark, Kelly Anne Masigat, Timmy Straw, Dao Strom

All proceeds from the show went to IRCO (International Refugee Center of Oregon)

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