A Field Guide to Becoming-Animal this February

A workshop in movement, improvisation, perception, precarity & resilience Fridays, Feb. 21 & 28, 2020  6-9pm Saturday, Feb. 29, 1-4 pm While Western thought and science has long worked to separate us from plants and animals, alternative ways of knowing and feeling reveal our inherent and ongoing connection. Science now reveals the sensory perceptions of plants and the emotional capacities of animals, as environmental precarity challenges humans and ecosystems alike. In this workshop, we’ll explore what it might mean to “become-animal” (and plant!) using movement, observation, perception, and more. What might moving like a cat, thinking like a bat, or standing like a saguaro teach … Read more

Tour Dates Summer 2019

TUCSON Tuesday, July 9, 7pm Exo Bar 403 N. 6th Ave   PHOENIX Wednesday, July 10, 7pm Changing Hands Bookstore 300 W. Camelback Road DENVER Thursday, July 11, 7pm Tattered Cover LoDo 1701 Wynkoop St. SALT LAKE CITY Friday, July 12, 7pm King’s English Bookshop 1511 S. 1500 E SAN DIEGO Sunday, July 14, 2pm Mysterious Galaxy 5943 Balboa Ave. #100 SAN FRANCISCO Monday, July 15, 7pm BookShop West Portal 80 W Portal Ave. PASADENA Tuesday, July 16, 7pm Vroman’s Bookstore 695 E. Colorado Blvd. BALTIMORE Tuesday, July 23, 7pm The Ivy Bookshop 6080 Falls Road WASHINGTON, D.C. Wednesday, July 24, 6:30 pm East City … Read more

a forest is the moon in slivers

a forest is the moon in slivers text + movement + sound + shadow + cocoa SUNDAY, DEC. 30, 2018  |  2-3 pm Scoundrel & Scamp Theatre 738 North 5th Avenue, Tucson, Arizona FREE (bring your own mug) Donations appreciated Join me for an informal showing of a work-in-progress / improvisational inquiry. A sapling. With the inimitable soundscapestress, Vicki Brown What does the forest know? How does a forest work? What does a forest say? I’ve been thinking and reading/writing/moving about trees and forests and the sky islands and seeds and wildfire and time-scale and ants and fungus and light and climate. Forests improvise. So … Read more

Exposed, the Desert as Healer Salon

Join me for the final Kore Press artist salon of the season: Exposed, the Desert as Healer: A Kore Press Salon An interactive conversation/exploration with Kimi Eisele Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2018 5:30-7:30pm 325 W 2nd St, Room 201 (Dunbar Pavilion) Tucson, AZ Those of us who live in the desert know its balms and elixirs. We can find healing in the dry, the heat, the sparseness, learning from plants and animals that teach resilience and resistance. Join me for the final Kore Press artist salon of the season to contemplate how the desert shows us ways to survive, thrive, cooperate, and withstand. I’ll be talking … Read more

Celebrate the Gila Topminnow’s Return

In November 2017, the Sonoran Desert native Gila Topminnow was discovered in the flowing stretch of the Santa Cruz River in Tucson (just north of Sweetwater Wetlands) after 70 years away. Its owes its return to improvements to the Pima County wastewater treatment plant, which put cleaner water into the riverbed, creating the preferred habitat for the fish. I worked with Brian Powell at the Pima County Office of Sustainability and Conservation, and Claire Zugmeyer at the the Sonoran Institute, to conceptualize the topminnow as a messenger about the river. I’ve created new artwork to honor the fish and share it’s story. In June, we’re … Read more