We are delighted to be hosting Sueyeun Juliette Lee and Jungwoong Kim for a night exploring human displacement, the multifaceted and spiritual transmissions of starlight, and human resilience. Juliette and Jungwoong look forward to sharing and being in dialogue with the community during this evening of poetry, video and dance. Lee’s new book, Aerial Concave Without Cloud (Nightboat, 2022), will be available, and the event will include a reception with food from Madalyn Warren (East Branch Farms) and drinks, and a Q&A with the artists. Co-hosted by Iris Cushing.
Seating is limited; we recommend reserving your space in advance, below. Suggested donation per ticket: $20
“Doors will open at 6:30
Sueyeun Juliette Lee lives in Denver, Colorado. Her books include Underground National (Factory School Press, 2010), Solar Maximum (Futurepoem, 2015), No Comet, That Serpent in the Sky Means Noise (Kore, 2017), and Aerial Concave Without Cloud (Nightboat, 2022). A former Pew Fellow in the Arts for Literature, she’s held international residencies in video art and poetry, and presented work at the Denver Art Museum, Artworks Center for Contemporary Art, Chicago’s city-wide performance arts festival IN>TIME, and the Asian Arts Initiative. Her essays on race, contemporary poetics, trauma, and the avant-garde have appeared with Cambridge University Press, Iowa University Press, The Poetry Foundation, Entropy Magazine, and elsewhere. Find her at silentbroadcast.com
Born and raised in South Korea, Jungwoong Kim has been a dancer, choreographer, media artist, arts educator and contact improvisation teacher for more than 20 years. He has extensive training in martial arts and Korean traditional dance and ritual, both of which strongly inform his artistic vision and aesthetic. He has done performances in contact improvisation and other dance styles with Katie Duck, Kurt Koegel, Hiekyoung Blanz, Kristie Simpson, Karen Nelson, Chris Aiken, Leah Stein, and Marion Ramirez, among others. As a resident artist at Philadelphia’s Asian Arts Initiative, he created and collaborated in a series of performance works dealing with catastrophic events and sudden human loss, including the 2014 Sewol Ferry disaster off the coast of South Korea. In connection with this body of work, in 2015 he was awarded a multi-year grant from The Pew Center for Arts and Heritage for SaltSoul, a multi-disciplinary, multi-site, durational performance project. Find him at aha-k-pro.org.