[Local events] Sat. 7/11, Kaia Sand & Charles Hood

David Abel david at thetextgarage.com
Fri Jul 3 14:06:08 PDT 2015

/*Spare Room <http://www.flim.com/spareroom>*//*presents*/

*Kaia Sand
    Charles Hood
*Saturday, July 11*
7:00 pm

*Mother Foucault's Bookshop* <https://www.facebook.com/MotherFoucaults>
523 SE Morrison

$5 suggested donation

*Kaia Sand* is the author of /A Tale of Magicians Who Puffed Up Money 
that Lost its Puff /(Tinfish, forthcoming); /Remember to Wave/ (Tinfish, 
2010); and /interval/ (Edge, 2004), and coauthor with Jules Boykoff of 
/Landscapes of Dissent: Guerrilla Poetry and Public Space/ (Palm Press, 
2008). From 2013-15, she shared an artist's residency with Garrick 
Imatani at the City of Portland Archives and Records Center, 
investigating surveillance documents the Portland Police kept on 
activists from the late 1960s through the early 80s. Their collaboration 
resulted in public installations at the North Portland Branch of the 
Multnomah Public Library and Portland State University Academic & 
Recreation Center, and participation in group shows at the Blaffer 
Museum in Houston and University of Santa Barbara, California. This 
fall, Sand will hold an international artist's residency at Largo das 
Artes in Rio de Janeiro. She documents her work at kaiasand.net.

Charles Hood is a Research Fellow at the Nevada Museum of Art and 
teaches at Antelope Valley College in the Mojave Desert. A reformed 
birder, Hood's world bird list is a bit past 5,000; he also has seen 594 
species of mammals in the wild (from aardwolf to zebra mouse, zorilla to 
agouti), though that list too is on hold for now while his credit card 
catches up with his ambition. He has been to fifty countries, to the 
South Pole, and to within 600 miles of the North Pole, and has been an 
artist in residence at the Annenberg Beach House, the Center for Land 
Use Interpretation, Playa, and the National Science Foundation. His most 
recent book, /South x South/ (Ohio University, 2013), is about aviation 
and Antarctica; he's written about trees for Heyday Book's /L.A. Atlas/ 
project, is a staff writer for the Natural History Museum in Los 
Angeles, and is circulating three poetry manuscripts, including one 
about all the moons in the Solar System.

from*“Air the Fire”*

in the bright threat of attention

and the surefire glare

of recognition

you became a public person

mindful of those who live

downriver and downwind

from the malice of power

downtrodden by disregard
upbraided by rancor

     for them, you --
     heart-sure, afire
     with purpose
     -- you became

     a public person

*Kaia Sand*

*I Take Good Notes, Getting Ready to Fly South*

An airship or dirigible is a type of aerostat. An aerostat is a type of 
lighter-than-air aircraft. An aircraft is a kind of bowtie worn by the 
sky to piss off lakes and swamps, dirt, center-pivot-irrigation, forest 
fires. Aerostatic aircraft stay aloft by heating gas slowly, over a 
burner, then using a tube to blow it into shapes, a swan, even a 
unicorn, what girls like before they like the flammability of boys. The 
history of flight mostly has to do with blood and ice. No, the history 
of flight in Antarctica can't be told just now, it is mostly too sad for 
this time of night, but for example there were once two pilots, I met 
them in a bar in McMurdo,

and the first one was telling the second one, shit, I had to turn back. 
The other one said, well what for. First one, well my hair was on fire. 
Second one said, I hate when that happens.

*Charles Hood**
*(from*/South x South/*)

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