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.


Saturday, August 24
Free & all ages

Q: If people over-theorize your music, how would you yourself describe what you do? It’s very much illegal music, isn’t it?

A: Yeah, it’s illegal music. So that’s one format that I kept: It’s gonna be edits and it’s gonna be illegal. I’m surprised it hasn’t come down on a lot of platforms. I definitely got asked by major labels and television to use the songs and they… just can’t. We had to get a lawyer once and he went: “You’re fucked. I suggest you just stay quiet and duck. Or you could give it to these platforms and get it taken down and get some press through that.” That was his advice. I was like, “No, I don’t think so.” [laughs] […]

Kelman Duran is a Dominican-American artist based in Los Angeles. His latest EP, 13th Month, was released on Apocalipsis in 2018.