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Join home school at Yale Union on 16 Nov 2019, 5pm, for The Spiral, led by Jonathan Gonzalez. Free and open to the public.

The Spiral is a circulating conversation that occurs in  iterations with varying collaborators on topics of place, post-humanity, and ecology initiated by Jonathan González’s as a continuation of their 2019 work, Lucifer Landing.

Jonathan González is an artist making at the intersections of performance and collaborative interdisciplinary practices based in their native New York City. Previously, an LMCC Workspace Resident, Maggie Allesee National Center for Choreography Fellow, Jerome Foundation Fellow, and NARS Foundation International Resident. Their writings include, Maroonage: Elaborations on Performance, the Stage, and Staying Alive, Contact Quarterly Vol 44.2, and Black Bodies/White Boxes, Dancing While Black Digital Journal. Recent works include Lucifer Landing (MoMA PS1 & Abrons Arts Center), Illusion Procedures (Studio Museum in Harlem/Park Avenue Armory), Obeah adapted for 8mm film.

Lucifer Landing is the first in a series of works that conceptualize Blackness and post-anthropocentrism. In Lucifer Landing I, González takes the ideas of poet June Jordan and CHARAS as starting points to create an immersive environment in the VW Dome intended to function as an interactive model for sustainable living. Active in the Lower East Side during the 1970s, CHARAS was a collective founded on the ideas of Buckminster Fuller, proposing geodesic domes as an alternative model for social housing. Lucifer Landing I debuted at MoMA PS1 in April 2019, and Lucifer Landing II debuted at the Abron Arts Center in May 2019.

Jonathan’s work will also be on view in Not Total, an exhibition curated by home school opening 8 Nov 2019 at the Paragon Arts Gallery at the PCC Cascade Campus, featuring work Gonzalez, Rindon Johnson, and home school co-director manuel arturo abreu.

home school is excited to announce that we are artists in residence at Yale Union in 2019. Our fourth year of curriculum will continue to offer artist talks, classes, and exhibitions, all free and open to the public as well as archived online. With YU’s help we will also deepen our engagement with print and online publication, screenings, and more frequent poetry readings. We also have access to an office space in which we will host public office hours, micro-exhibitions, and small events.

home school is a free pop-up art school in Portland, OR run by Victoria Anne Reis and manuel arturo abreu. We provide welcoming contexts for critical engagement with contemporary art and its issues. Our pedagogy honors the casual rigor of the etymology of “school,” from the Greek shkole, “spare time, leisure, idleness, rest.”

Saturday, 16 November 2019, 5–8pm
Jonathan Gonzalez: The Spiral

Saturday, 28 September 2019, 6–8pm
David Borgonjon: “The Matchmaker”

Thursday, 19 September 2019, 7–9pm
E. Jane: Deluxe Dreams chapbook launch

Saturday, 31 August 2019, 5–7pm at YU
Thinking Through Performance: An Artist Talk by Jaleesa Johnston

Friday, 9 August 2019, 5–7pm at YU
Imaginarios contrasexuales: analquismo, amor vegetal y disidencia racial
Screening and discussion with Johan Mijail

Friday, 26 July 2019, 5–7pm at YU
“Because” is an Answer
Reading and discussion with d. a. carter

Saturday, 13 July 2019, 7–9pm at YU
THESE ARE THE BREAKS: Race, Class, Gentrification, and the Emergence of Hip hop in film
Screening and discussion with Shellyne Rodriguez

Saturday, 15 June 2019, 6–8pm at YU
Reading and discussion with Tabitha Nikolai

Saturday, 4 May 2019, 5–7pm at YU
Bogosi Sekhukhuni

Sunday, 24 Mar 2019, 6–9p @ YU
Screening of work by Aria Dean, Mandy Harris Williams, & Redeem Pettaway
DJ set by Eric Fury
Catering by La Arepa Venezuelan cart