Tyler Holmes & SALTA hosted a Cathartic/Utopic Art Exorcism:

Fuck the PPP / SALTA is Catharsis
Friday September 11, 2015
doors at 8:30 show at 9:00

B4BEL4B
http://www.b4bel4b.com
184 10th St., Oakland, CA

Fuck the PPP
The Police, The Penis, The Patriarchy, The Pussy, The Pipeline, The Prisons, The Performance…

Simultaneous and overlapping performance exorcising our individual and collective rage/frustration/search for bliss in our art practices, our daily lives, the Bay Area, the universe. We want to engender a space where accessing and processing things that may be intense or triggering can be collectively inspiring and therapeutic. We want to try to create a safe space to exorcise these feelings -- we wonder whether safe spaces actually exist (and for whom).

Performance by:

Beast Nest
Bebe Huxley
Stranger Lover Dreamer
Foxxy Newport
Emelia Martínez Brumbaugh
Sophia Wang
Tatiana Luboviski-Acosta
Tyler Holmes
Maya Songbird
SALTA

Facilitated by MC Guilt and DJ Shame

++more!

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Admission is Free. SALTA will set up the FREE BOUTIQUE, where everyone shops for free. Bring something for the exchange! Suggested items: snackz, herbs from your garden, house plants, glitter nail polish, short story collections, fall scarves, erotica. B4BEL4B will sell drinks. <3

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"Contra la polícia," by Miguel James (2003)

My entire Oeuvre is against the police
If I write a Love poem it’s against the police
And if I sing the nakedness of bodies I sing against the police
And if I make this Earth a metaphor I make a metaphor against the police
If I speak wildly in my poems I speak against the police
And if I manage to create a poem it’s against the police
I haven’t written a single word, a verse, a stanza that isn’t against the police
All my prose is against the police
My entire Oeuvre
Including this poem
My whole Oeuvre
Is against the police.

-translated by Guillermo Parra

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