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Latch! with Poet Jen Harris

  • Vulpes Bastille 1737 Locust Street Kansas City, MO, 64108 United States (map)

Poet Jen Harris will be hosting a writing workshop and open mic event at Latch: Comfort Measures (the sixth temple installation by artist Ari Fish). The event will conclude with an original piece of writing and performance by Jen Harris. Come work with and see this national treasurer and future poet laureate this Wednesday, from 7 to 9 pm at Vulpes Bastille! A five dollar donation is suggested!

Exhibition Bio

 Latch : Comfort Measures is the sixth temple in Ari Fish’s temporary temple series. A fully immersive installation, from floor to ceiling, to sight and sound, Latch explores ideas of the maternal. Congregants are immediately asked to reconcile their experience with a dropped ceiling measuring at just above five feet. Warm lighting and a rhythmic and, at times, confrontational score to the installation, create an environment that is simultaneously comforting and challenging. One cannot help but to feel as though they are in an ethereal and bodily space, either cast out away or trapped inside, insisting upon the inquiry of ‘ are you in or are you out?’.

With its curated contributors with broadly ranging ages and media, Latch offers community programming for everyone. Each contributor has been specifically selected to represent a detailed aspect of the maternal . Each have been given the space to do what thou wilt . In the spirit of the maternal, Fish will hand over the installation to visual artist Annie Woodfill during the last week of the exhibition. Woodfill will have complete authority over the space until it’s closing on September 28th, 2019. Latch : Comfort Measures opens on the evening of Friday, September 6th, 2019, at the east Crossroad’s Vulpes Bastille Gallery .


Artist Bio

Ari Fish | Ari Fish’s work spans many media, from sculpture and photography to clothing design, music, drawing, writing, and large-scale multi-media installation. Fish’s work integrates elements of sacred ritual, religious study, multi-sensory saturation and deprivation, and stresses an emphasis on both survival and spiritual necessity. She is a Charlotte Street Visual Artist Fellow and a two-time recipient of the ArtsKC Inspiration Grant. Fish has exhibited both nationally and internationally. Her commentary on pop culture has been featured in both print and on television. She is currently an instructor and advisor at the Kansas City Art Institute.

Earlier Event: September 17
The Writing Workshop KC
Later Event: September 19
Sunflower Poetry Slam & Open Mic