The Poetic Research Bureau's monthly live magazine is back!
Our secular Sunday afternoon salon – bringing together artists & writers, academics & activists, all gathered around a one-word theme – @SEA ("at sea") returns for its eighteenth installment. This time the theme joins "colonies" & "communities" – and stretches across both March and April sessions of @SEA to consider the overlapping social histories and community formations that have defined Chinatown, greater Los Angeles, and elsewhere.
This Sunday, we'll begin with recent video work set in LA's Chinatown, and feature a talk by sociologist Jan Lin, author of the excellent Taking Back the Boulevard: Art, Activism and Gentrification in Los Angeles, on bohemias and ethnic communities in Northeast LA. In the second half of the program, we'll take on more speculative ideas of colony and community, with a reading from Janalyn Guo's new collection, and an incredible filmwork of speculative fiction by Jorge Jácome, which will take us well asea, to the islands of the Azores off the coasts of Portugal and W. Africa.
When April's program resumes, we'll find our way back to familiar California climes, with talks and work by David de Rozas, Hadley Meares, and others. Come out, install yourself in our living room on Chung King Rd, and join the conversation.
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colonies // communities
Recent video work by Lin Shih-Chieh (Sanmu)
A talk by Jan Lin on bohemias and ethnic places across
Arroyo Seco, Chinatown & NE LA
A reading by Janalyn Guo from her new collection of fiction
Our Colony Beyond the City of Ruins
A screening of Jorge Jácome's short film Flores
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Sunday, March 3rd
Doors open 12:30
Free & open to the public.