AN INFECTED SUNSET | Demian DinéYazhi´
performance . pop-up shop
Friday, September 14th, 8pm
Admission: $10 (Eventbrite); $12 @ Door
1714 Franklin Street
Oakland, CA 94612
Guest Curator: Amber Stucke
Founder & Owner of (R)evolve: Julia Robertson
On his West Coast poetry tour, Demian DinéYazhi´ will be traveling through the San Francisco Bay Area stopping in Oakland briefly at (R)evolve to perform his poem An Infected Sunset. The new work is a reflection on queer sex, survival/death politics, indigenous identity, settler and heteronormative romanticism environmental injustice and the importance of honoring community.
The event will also include Demain's Radical Indigenous Queer Feminist pop-up shop. The shop brings awareness to the evolving discipline and ideological framework of Radical Indigenous Queer Feminism. When you purchase any item from the shop, you are declaring that you are one among many in a sea of raging and influential bodies striving for sovereignty, self-care, body positivity, and empowerment.
Demian DinéYazhi´ is an Indigenous Diné transdisciplinary artist born to the clans Naasht'ézhí Tábąąhá (Zuni Clan Water's Edge) & Tódích'íí'nii (Bitter Water). Growing up in the colonized border town of Gallup, New Mexico, the evolution of DinéYazhi´'s work has been influenced by his ancestral ties to traditional Diné culture and ceremony, matrilineal upbringing, the sacredness of land, and the importance of intergenerational knowledge. Through research, mining community archives, and social collaboration and activism, DinéYazhi´ highlights the intersections of Radical Indigenous Queer Feminist identity and political ideology while challenging the white noise of the contemporary art movement. They have recently exhibited at Whitney Museum of American Art (2018), Henry Art Gallery (2018), Pioneer Works (2018), CANADA, NY (2017); and UNMGallup Ingham Chapman Gallery (2016).