VAMONOS | [Images of Pele]

Community Organization: Hope Services Hawaiʻi

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from sacrifice

Open open mouth belly breath till I symphony gooey light tongue pulsing stars liquid night and my feet vibrating like those swifts I saw migrating in fall, their flocked bodies pressing tension of frantic wings scooping air. Your arms are long and hands reach everywhere. Entangled with the dark I forget my own beginning. Did the swifts try to hold a slice of cloud as they dove into the chimney? A sliver of sun?

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After an earthquake ravages through Haiti, a team of artists and socially conscious people of color return and help the people of Leogane process and grieve. Although well-intentioned, as their manifesto suggests, their motives and also the motives of other forms of charity (remittances, fundraising) go awry.

Jennifer Celestin is a writer, performer, and facilitator. She received her B.A. from Wesleyan University, an M.A. in Humanities at NYU and an M.F.A. in Fiction at CUNY: Queens College. She is presently working on a novel and knows ou kapab leer esto. Li invite'ou to her multilingual imaginación. 

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Classic Of Mountain And Seas by Yidan Xie

The Classic of Mountains and Seas is an independent and experimental animation ( or moving illustration). This work is very different with most of the animation, I try and discover many new forms basing on the interesting concept, such as “black space”,“wired text”, “narrative sound” and “construction of mythical creatures” into this animation. This animation is not very dynamic, it looks like a moving imaging even moving illustration work, under those peaceful movements, a fantastic and mysterious world is showed gradually. 

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