How to Build a Feminist Public: A Pop Up Shop

Back to Program Fellowship / Rethinking Feminism

Sat, May, 26, 12-6pm

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SOHO20 invites you to the penultimate event of our 2017/18 Program Fellowship – Home on the Page: towards a feminist public. This event will bring together artists, writers, zine-makers, and publishers to table their products on Sat. May 26 at SOHO20 along with scheduled readings starting at 4pm.

Throughout the season Home on the Page has explored the creation of feminist publics through text and events. We aim to foster a supportive environment in which writers and makers can connect directly with their publics and create new connections. As such, SOHO20 is not taking any proceeds from the vendors.

Join us IRL to celebrate the diversity of feminist art and literature.

Vendors include:

Art Vandelay  /  Bluestockings Books  /  Dustin Yager

Cynthia Chang  /  Femmescapes  /  The Operating System

Triangle House  /  Zaftig Yente


Lynne DeSilva-Johnson / Sarada Rauch  /  Charles Theonia

Reader Bios:

Lynne DeSilva-Johnson is an interdisciplinary creator, cultural scholar and educator. They are an Assistant Visiting Professor at Pratt Institute, as well as Founder and Creative Director of The Operating System, a radical open source arts organization and independent press. Lynne’s work addresses, in particular, the somatic impact of trauma on persons and systems, as well as the study of resilient, open source strategies for ecological and social change. They are the author of Ground, Blood Atlas, and “In Memory of Feasible Grace,” as well as two forthcoming titles, the chapbook “Sweet and Low,” and the collaborative Body Oddy Oddy, with painter Georgia Elrod. Lynne is co-editor, with Jay Besemer, of the forthcoming anthology, In Corpore Sano: Creative Practice and the Challenged Body, and of Resist Much/Obey Little: Poems for The Resistance. Recent or forthcoming publication credits include Big Echo, No, Dear, Wave Composition, Matters of Feminist Practice, The Philadelphia Supplement, CDC Poetry Project, Gorgon Poetics, POSTblank, Vintage Magazine, Live Mag, Coldfront, the Brooklyn Poets Anthology, and YesPoetry. Performances and work have appeared widely, including recent features or projects at the Poetic Research Bureau, Artists Space, Bowery Arts and Science, Occidental College, The NYC Poetry Festival, Parkside Lounge, Carmine Street Metrics, Eyebeam, LaMaMa, Triangle Quarterly, Undercurrent Projects, Mellow Pages, The New York Public Library, Dixon Place, Poets Settlement, SOHO20 Gallery and many more. They are always still beginning.

Sarada Rauch is an artist, poet and musician born in Los Angeles and based in Brooklyn. Her work reenacts popular media and personal experience to explore the construction of histories and Otherness. The practice intersects theoretical and practical approaches, connecting time based media with the fields of anthropology, science, history, critical theory and her own cultural backgrounds. Sarada exhibits and performs internationally in spaces such as The Drawing Center, New York; Microscope Gallery, Brooklyn; Hessel Museum of Art, Hudson; RH+ Gallery, Istanbul; Museum of Contemporary Art, Miami; Central St. Martins, London; La Conservera Center of Contemporary Art, Cueti; and the RISD Museum, Providence. Artist residencies she has participated in include Open Sessions at the Drawing Center, New York; The LMCC Swing Space, New York; _Hannacc, Barcelona; Greatmore Studios/Triangle Network, Cape Town; Latitude 53, Edmonton; and she received the BBK Saxony Fellowship in Leipzig. Sarada was one of the directors of Heliopolis Gallery in Brooklyn, and is a co-creator of the podcast called Around About. She is an Assistant Professor of New Media and Technology at LaGuardia Community College.

Charles Theonia is a poet and teacher from Brooklyn. They are the author of Which One Is the Bridge (Topside Press, 2015) and Saw Palmettos, an artist book from Container (summer 2018). They coedit Femmescapes, a magazine of queer and trans affinities with femmeness, and teach literacy skills at the Borough of Manhattan Community College.

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