Happy New Moon, Lunar New Year, Imbolc and Black History Month!
Today I am honored to welcome The Poet Gold, Artivist, Poet, Author, Teaching Artist and Radio Host, and Suprina, Sculpturist and Artivist. They are collaborators and the Executive Producers of the video “Say Their Names,” premiering February 1st at 7pm eastern. (Poet Gold and Suprina’s interview starts around minute 36)
Like so many Americans The Poet Gold @_poetgold_ and Suprina @suprinasculpture struggled to understand the individual and cultural meaning of the murder of George Floyd. Through ordinary conversation, they found out they were each dealing with this issue in their own arts. Suprina was creating a ghostly and ghastly, ironic representation of the blind goddess of justice, Themis. Poet Gold was writing one of her poelodies addressing American racism and oppression, which ends questioning our individual and communal humanity. Poet Gold asks “What kind of humans are we inside?”
These Hudson Valley friends broadened their original collaboration of a processional performance to producing a video, “Say Their Names,” spanning 500-years of American racism that ends with a hopeful possibility for our future.
The screening is free, but you must RSVP. Afterwards, the audio will be available to download on Bandcamp or at http://www.poetgold.com and a portion of the proceeds will go towards bringing the Soundtrack of Life, an anti-gun violence program by the Sundog Theatre, to the Mid-Hudson Valley.
Our conversation weaves through the subjects of hope, forgiveness, shame, justice, white privilege, and happiness. I hope you will consider supporting and shouting out their work!
And here’s the Art and Social Justice show Suprina mentioned happening through March 13th in Woodstock. Reception: Saturday, February 19 | 4-6pm.
For those of you who want to do something to celebrate Imbolc, this website is really great!
Thanks to Ian Seda from Radio Kingston for engineering today’s show!
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