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Magic Words: A Queer Poetic Offering
July 28 @ 5:30 pm - 9:00 pmFree for UBC staff, students + faculty, MOA members, and Indigenous people
Join MOA for an evening of healing and queer magic-making in celebration of Vancouver’s Pride weekend.
The evening will begin in MOA’s feature exhibition, Xicanx: Dreamers + Changemakers / Soñadores + creadores del cambio, where poet Angelic Goldsky [t(he?)y] will invite attendees to contribute offerings of words and incantations to a collective poetic altar. Once complete, Angelic will lead a poetry cypher—a collaborative, dynamic process of poetry-making—accompanied by Anjalica Solomon and Chantal Gering. Following the cypher, Angelic will lead a procession outside to MOA’s grounds for a magical performance, offering of poetry and releasing exercise. DJ Sissy Fuzz will close the evening with a dance party in the Haida House.
Angelic Goldsky [t(he?)y] is a poet and a queer community arts lover. They are the Poet-in-Residence at the Roundhouse Community Art Centre, and love facilitating and finding ancient words which rebel against form, and birth new timelines. They are the Creative Director and Founder of the Transgender Expressions Haven– an organization devoted to celebrating transgender creative genius through interactive, media and multi-dimensional art.
Anjalica Solomon is a genderfluid Desi poet, spoken word artist, organiser and multi-disciplinary performer based in what is colonially known as Vancouver, BC on the stolen and unsurrendered territories of the Coast Salish, Squamish, Tsleil-Waututh and Musqueam Nations. Their poetic work often seeks to proclaim the possibilities of love and resilience.
DJ Sissy Fuss (he/him) is a queer trans POC bringing the sounds of house, techno and the queerest of music. When Sissy Fuss started mixing for queer and trans underground art scenes in Chicago in 2007 he found euphoria in playing for the QTBIPOC community. Craving the energy of community recharge over the years, he has a seasoned eclectic style buzzing with joy and full-bodied queer bliss. He has DJed in Toronto, New York and Vancouver for happy queers and their admirers. Join Sissy Fuss live with Angelic for a tarot inspired 3 part DJ/poetry ritual in the Haida House