What is "visual poetry?" Couldn't that term describe painting, or photography, or dancing? The answer is yes, of course, but the performers and writers and other contributors to "Visual Poetry and Performance Festival" want to be more specific. With the intention to experiment, many participants bring the ever-expanding number of technical options such as projections and film collage into play as they write their pieces -- the toys available to independent artists may be sparklier than they once were, but the writing process remains the same.
This evening's stage show, separate from the exhibit, features one of our favorite performance artists, Violeta Luna, and Guillermo Gallido, aka gal*in_dog in an exploration of national identities in conflict with the 21st century.
June 19-July 10, 2009