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Take a Loaded Brush, Write Your Name

Featuring Anselm Berrigan, Kyle Carrero Lopez, Laura Henriksen, Alicia Mountain, Jade Manns, Owen Prum, Miguel Alejandro Castillo, and Kalliope Piersol


5 p.m. Eastern / 2 p.m. Pacific

Join us on Saturday, December 10 for Take a Loaded Brush, Write Your Name, a collaborative ekphrastic performance featuring readings by Anselm Berrigan, Kyle Carrero Lopez, Laura Henriksen, and Alicia Mountain, and a dance performance choreographed by Jade Manns, featuring Owen Prum, Miguel Alejandro Castillo, and Kalliope Piersol.

In this talk

Curated by Tyhe Cooper, this performance features work created in response to the artworks on view in the Rail Curatorial Project’s Singing in Unison Part Seven: Artists Need to Create on the Same Scale that Society Has the Capacity to Destroy, currently on view at Industry City.

Industry City
900 3rd Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11232

Anselm Berrigan

Anselm Berrigan
Anselm Berrigan is the poetry editor for the Brooklyn Rail, and author of a number of books of poems, most recently Pregrets, from Black Square Editions.

Kyle Carrero Lopez

A photo of Kyle Carrero Lopez
Poet Kyle Carrero Lopez is the author of MUSCLE MEMORY, the chapbook winner of the 2020 [PANK] Books Contest, and co-founded LEGACY, a Brooklyn-based production collective by and for Black queer artists. A 2022 Tin House Scholar, his work is published in The Nation, POETRY Magazine, Poem-a-Day, The Atlantic, and elsewhere.

Laura Henriksen

A portrait of Laura Henrikson
Laura Henriksen’s first book, Laura’s Desires, is forthcoming from Nightboat Books, and an excerpt is available now as a chaplet from Belladonna*. Her writing can be found in LitHub, The Brooklyn Rail, Cul-de-Sac of Blood, and other places. She lives in Sunset Park, Lenapehoking, teaches writing at Pratt Institute, and works as the Program Director of The Poetry Project.

Jade Manns

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Canadian Dance Artist Jade Manns is based in New York. Her work has been shown at Abrons Art Center (NYC) as part of the New Dance Alliance Performance Mix Festival, Truro Center for the Arts at Castle Hill (MA) as Part of the Provincetown Dance Festival, PAGEANT (NYC), ing.464 (NYC) and Greenspace (NYC). Jade has been a two time recipient of the Individual Project Grant from the Alberta Foundation for the Arts. In April 2022 Jade co-founded PAGEANT, an independent dance and performance space collaboratively run by a group of artists in Brooklyn. Jade is an alumna of the San Francisco Conservatory of Dance and holds a BFA in dance and minor in performance studies from NYU Tisch.

Alicia Mountain

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Alicia Mountain (she/her) is the author of High Ground Coward, which won the Iowa Poetry Prize. She holds a PhD from the University of Denver and an MFA from the University of Montana. Mountain is a lesbian poet living in New York City, where she leads the poetry program in the Writer’s Foundry MFA at St. Joseph’s University in Brooklyn. Her newest book, Four in Hand, will be published by BOA Editions in April 2023.

Owen Prum

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Photo by Andrew Jarman
Dancer and choreographer Owen Prum is co-founder of the artist-run performance space PAGEANT in New York. He has danced for Neil Greenberg, Burr Johnson and Jordan Lloyd, among others; and has shown his own work at Triskelion Arts and Eden’s Expressway. He holds a Dance BFA from NYU Tisch School of the Arts.

Miguel Alejandro Castillo

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Miguel Alejandro Castillo is an interdisciplinary artist from Caracas, Venezuela. A choreographer, director, installation artist, educator and performer, he is drawn to the permeability of art forms and the new inquiries that arise from cross-disciplinary and multicultural collaborations. His research investigates diasporic imagination and future folklore. In 2021 Castillo was a danceWEB scholar at the Impulstanz Festival in Vienna. He is also a company member of Agile Rascal Bicycle Touring Theatre. Castillo is a proud United World College alumnus and holds a bachelor’s in dance and theatre from Middlebury College and an M.F.A in Choreography and Performance from Smith College.

Tyhe Cooper

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Photo by Kayhl Cooper
Tyhe Cooper is a writer working in experimental prose, poetry, and digitality. They are the Production Editor and a poetry events curator at the Brooklyn Rail.

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