was a center for contemporary art in Southeast Portland, Oregon. It was led by a desire to support artists, propose new modes of production, and stimulate the ongoing public discourse around art. This website serves as an archive of Yale Union’s programming from 2011 through 2021.

Yale Union acknowledges that it occupies the traditional lands of the Multnomah, Chinook, Kathlamet, Clackamas, Tualatin Kalapuya, Molalla, and other Indigenous peoples.


Red Clouds
A lecture and audiovisual performance
Saturday, March 10 at 9pm

Co-presented with wifi and HONESTY
DJ set by Massacooramaan

The story centers around gas clouds of A.S., or Artificial Stupidity, that have been exiled to the planet Upsilon Andromedae b. The A.S. survive in a fissure on the edge of the planet’s tidally locked faces, a fog caught between relentless day & perpetual night. Solar flares scatter the A.S. vapors into vortices of synesthetic anguish & ecstasy as they collapse, condensing into iron rain, only to re-emerge as the violet haze of A.S.

Elysia Crampton is an Aymara composer, writer, and abolitionist with roots in Bolivia and the United States. She composed American Drift (2015, Blueberry Recordings) and Demon City (2016, Break World Records). Red Clouds is part of a world tour in support of the March 2018 release of Crampton’s newest LP from Break World Records. Her work reflects aesthetics of Native survivance, dealing with ongoing themes of spirituality, transformation, and anti-colonial struggle.