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Breathing Room
29 Oct

In this event Metro54 invites poet and artist S*an D. Henry-Smith to host Breathing Room. For this first program, Henry-Smith, alongside fellow poet/artist Dove/Christopher Kirubi, will offer poetry readings at Bar Bario. Together, Kirubi and Henry-Smith will share a conversation on breath, sound, and movement as it relates to their practices.

Christopher Kirubi/Dove is a poet and artist who uses the mutability of images, objects and text to negotiate the limits of sexuality, gender, race and desire. Christopher graduated from the Slade School of Fine Art in 2018 and has been featured in numerous exhibitions, events and performances both nationally and internationally, including CAMPUS Fugitive: The Unexpected Beautiful Phrase (2019) at Nottingham Contemporary, Breathless (2018) at 198 Contemporary Arts and Learning in London and Young Black Romantics (2018) at Lafayette Anticipations in Paris. Christopher is also a member of BBZ BLK BK, an online directory of queer womxn, trans and non-binary artists of Black ancestry. Christopher is the third recipient of Block 336’s Studio Residency Award, a free three month studio residency.

S*an D. Henry-Smith is an artist and writer working in poetry, photography, and performance, engaging Black experimentalisms and collaborative practices. They have received awards and fellowships from the Fulbright Program, The Poetry Project, and Poets House, among others. S*an collaborates with Imani Elizabeth Jackson as mouthfeel; their book Consider the Tongue explores histories of aquatic labor and Black food through cooking, poetry, and ephemeral practices. They are the author of two chapbooks, and Wild Peach, their first full length collection. They are also the director of the short film, Lunar New Year.

So please, join us for this intimate gathering and exchange.

Those interested can rsvp through with through: rsvp@metro54.nl

Date: October 29, 2022
Time: 19:00
Location: Bar Bario, Bilderdijkstraat 186, Amsterdam
Please sign up via rsvp@metro54.nl

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