The event will start with readings by three featured performers, Patrick Del Percio, Ruby Figueroa, and Yerika. Following these readings, attendees will be invited to take the mic. Anyone who identifies with Queer/Trans/Two-Spirit experiences and identifies with Indigenous roots on this hemisphere and is interested in participating in the open mic can sign up in person.
This event will take place within the Spudnik Press gallery and compliments the current exhibition. Domestic Tides / Indigenous Mind considers Jessica Christy’s transplanted indigenous identity, and her cultural and personal transition from the Great Plains to an urban Chicago environment. Christy’s artwork incorporates foreign and known items and images gathered while exploring the city (deer hair, parking signs, coyote tracks, municipal tickets, bird feathers, and corner store signs) to intimately speak to the artist’s experiences of cultural disconnect, domestic struggles, and a general liaison with her new environment.
TIES is a series of open mics centering Indigenous Queer, Trans, and Two-Spirit writers. Hosted by Patrick Del Percio (Cherokee) and River Ian Kerstetter (Wisconsin Oneida), TIES seeks to bring Indigenous Queer, Trans, and Two Spirit people together to share and connect throughout occupied Odawa, Ojibwe, and Potawatomi lands (Chicago) and beyond. Anyone who identifies with Queer/Trans/Two-Spirit experiences and identifies with Indigenous roots on this hemisphere is invited to share poetry, prose, and performance.