Pre-Earth Week Events

Friday April 16th

  • 6:00pm - Cecilia Vicuña: Living Poems Talk

Location: DISC-061

In this performance lecture, Cecilia Vicuña speaks, chants and tells stories of her experience coming across the destruction of poetry in the land. To experience one of Vicuña’s oral performances is to both feel and hear the chasms of all your previous understandings gently opening as she threads physical gestures, singing, chants and vocalizations of multiple languages into a space; a poem.

Cecilia Vicuña is a Chilean visual artist and poet whose work addresses ecological destruction, human rights, and cultural homogenization. She has lived in exile since the overthrow of the Allende government in the early 1970s. She has published twenty-two art and poetry books, and her visual art is exhibited internationally.

This event is free and open to the public.

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