Red Rover Series: Sueyeun Juliette Lee

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Outer Space Studio
1474 N. Milwaukee Ave
February 13th, Performances at 7pm and 9pm
Suggested donation $5


Sueyeun Juliette Lee grew up three miles from the CIA and is currently based in Denver. A former Pew Fellow in the Arts for Literature, her books include That Gorgeous Feeling (Coconut 2008), Underground National (Factory School 2011), and Solar Maximum (Futurepoem 2015) as well as numerous chapbooks. She has held residencies at Kunstnarhuset Messen (Norway), Hafnarborg (Iceland), and UCross Foundation (Wyoming) for poetry and video art. She founded Corollary Press, a chapbook series dedicated to innovative multi-ethnic writing. She reviews contemporary poetry for The Constant Critic, a project of Fence Books, and has published essays on Asian American poetry and conceptual writing.


An intimate experience, BLUE LIGHT and WAVE invites individuals to wander through this installation and observe a ritualistic recitation and performance.  “If grief is a deep blue set loose in our bodies, can it find rest under a twilight sky?”
Video elements were shot in the subarctic environment of wintry Norway, capturing the twilight’s fall into deep blue. The installation collects together materials from the region that were “charged” with this blue light; the hope is that they will transmit these wavelengths resonantly into the audience’s bodies. The performance poaches elements from the Korean traditional dance form of the salp’uri–a shamanic dance for discharging grief and hardship. A meditative solo dance, the salp’uri form features a long white sash that helps the dancer communicate these emotions into the atmosphere.  Dedicated to the deep blue of arctic twilight, BLUE LIGHT and WAVE meditates on human fragility, memory, and longing.  Facebook page here.

BLUE LIGHT and WAVE was made possible at IN>TIME by Colorado Creative Industries.

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