rise x fall at Spaceness
rise x fall
ghosts echo haunting through times; memories of drowned cities//bodies in space; oceans. witches commune + dual energies//exist; open wound; the end of empire. the veil between worlds is thin.
Come see rise x fall, a collaborative performance between myself, Rubén Garcia Marrufo and Maximiliano this weekend at Spaceness at the Sou'Wester Lodge in Seaview, WA. We will be performing this Saturday, March 3rd, at 11 am. Come through if you can, as the weekend will be packed with awesome art!
Freeform Portland Radio Archive
About two weeks ago, I had an awesome time interviewing with Felicity Fenton on Freeform Portland Radio, talking about my work, performance and the body, all while listening to good music. Please feel free to check out the archived episode at mixcloud.com/felicity-fenton.
I also wrote an extended meditation from the interview on my blog called But Why Performance Art?. Also feel free to give that a read. I go into more detail about the moment when I chose to pursue a more performance-based practice during my time at SFAI.
Hear More About My Work on Freeform Portland!
I will be doing a fun interview with Felicity Fenton on Freeform Portland tomorrow morning from 10am-12pm. Portland folks, please tune into 90.3 FM and non Portland folks can listen through livestream at freeformportland.org. Hope you can listen in!
Radiate at the Portland Winter Light Festival
This week, I have the fun pleasure of showing new performative projection work at the Portland Winter Light Festival at Open Signal. I am showing a collaborative piece with artists Fernanda D'Agostino and Sophia Wright Emigh. We will be showing alongside a number of other amazing artists from the Future Forum cohort.
Please come through! The show is from 6:00-9:00 pm and our performance will take place from 7:00-9:00 pm.
Show Opening: "Territories of (E/e)nlightenment" at c3:initiative
I have new work up in my show, "Territories of (E/e)nlightenment" at c3:initiative in Portland, OR. I am also showing alongside artist, Sharyll Burroughs, whose work is titled, "Reintegration".
This Saturday, June 17th, there is a show opening and event to celebrate Juneteenth. From 4:00-8:00pm, there will be free BBQ, music, poetry and face painting! Sharyll will also be doing a live, interactive performance.
Please come through if you are able!
Interchange at Indivisible
I currently have some work up at Indivisible as part of a group show titled, "Interchange", located in Portland OR. This work is specifically inspired by the writing of Katherine McKittrick. The show will be up until the 25th of June. Please do stop by and see it if you can.
For more information and my reflection on the work shown, please see my blog post at She Got Love.
Upcoming Performance at Disjecta
Next Sunday, I will be performing a new work in collaboration with Elisa Roberts, the creator of Feedingsmiles. Departing from a previous performance, Sound Beings (performed at R/SF), this work is a meditative piece that uses movement and text to reconsider the linearity of consciousness raising and progress.
Please come join us, as there are a number of amazing Portland artists collaborating in this performance. Hope to see you there!
She Got Love: An Art Blog
I have recently created a new art blog that best reflects my current art practice, contemplations, readings and events. Please follow for updates, fun art content and more!
Blog link: She Got Love
Upcoming Show: the SFAI MFA Graduate Exhibition
Jaleesa Johnston presents What's Passed Down at the San Francisco Art Institute's MFA Graduate Exhibition from Thursday, May 12, 2016 to Sunday, May 15, 2016 at the Herbst Pavilion, Fort Mason Center for the Arts and Culture.
The show opening is on May 13, 7-9 pm.
For more information, please see Matte Image.