Local artist Christopher Janke presents a mixed-media video installation
Hacking up styles from Chris Marker, Marguerite Duras, and Plato, this experimental film is an inquiry into racialized fear and “the turn” from politics to violence—and to what extent politics can ever be distanced from violence. The second in a series, this “episode” evokes and lives in the uneasy time between the election of 2016 and the inauguration of 2017.
Friday 10/23 and Saturday 10/24: 6:30pm, 7:15pm, 8pm
Sunday 10/25: 1pm, 1:45pm, 2:30pm
Friday 10/30: 6:30pm, 7:15pm, 8pm • Sunday 11/1: 1pm, 1:45pm, 2:30pm
About the ticketing: Each half hour segment is for one individual or one quarantine pod (folks who have quarantined together and do not need to maintain distance from each other). Reserve your spot with a donation of your choice; suggested sliding scale donation is $2-$10 per person. Donations will go towards supporting our nonprofit community arts space.
LAVA will host a Zoom meeting with Christopher Janke for a Q&A and chat about the project, on each Sunday following the programs. When you register here for the program, you’ll also receive via email an invitation to the Zoom chat for the Sunday of the weekend you’re attending.
About the artist: Christopher Janke is a poet, artist, dad, and local business owner. He’s interested in the fact that words are always objects, that money always contains a certain level of violence, and that, in agreement with Patrick, ethics are a form of aesthetics. His books of poetry are available, in spite of being called inaccessible. He has an MFA in poetry and one in Studio Art. He teaches at UMass and at Springfield College, and he is the Senior Editor of Slope Editions, a small poetry press. He can be viewed locally somewhat-grumpily crunching numbers at The Rendezvous many Sunday mornings.
every Saturday in Sept. & Oct.
popup art salon and marketplace
an eclectic offering of local art and shopping
regular gallery display, popup art and video installations, curated pre-recorded music, local vendors, and more.
FREE to attend (donations are welcome and will help to support the artists and the space).
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LAVA’s Online Open Mic Series
The LAVA Center is a new arts incubator, black box theater, and community space in the heart of Greenfield, MA‘s Crossroads Cultural District.
We are located at 324 Main Street (rte 2A), by the corner of Federal Street (rte 5/10).
With a focus on creating opportunities in and through primarily the performing and literary arts, the LAVA Center hosts a variety of arts events, classes, and workshops. It is also a space to display and sell the work of local artists.
The LAVA Center is also available to rent for meetings and workshops, and provides an affordable option for groups needing space for rehearsals, classes, and small performances.