AT 40TH STREET NEW LIFE STOREFRONT (644 40TH ST)
3x is an ongoing series of micro-performances and presentations every Wednesday night at the Wolfman New Life Quarterly Bookstore (644 40th Street). Two or three artists will perform or present three roughly five minute sets at 6:30, 7:30, and 8:30. 3x offers an experimental, serial space for audience and performer to break up the predictable dynamics of an evening of performance. Performers/presenters will include writers, visual artists, musicians, dancers, filmmakers, and practitioners of all sorts. Come for one "set" or stay for all three!
Jennifer Williams is a writer and musician in Oakland, California. She received her MFA from Mills College in 2014 and was awarded the Ardella Mills Prize in Fiction for her thesis. She has been an artist-in-residence at Wolfman Books, Cabin-Time and Have Company and was a Fiction Finalist for Disquiet International. She has created and self-published several zines meant for reflection and leads regular workshops in the Bay Area. When she makes music, it is usually as Gossimer. She is currently studying Somatic Psychotherapy at CIIS.
Katarina Countiss is a multimedia artist. Countiss was inspired by ASMR videos curated by Melanie Diez. Katarina has training from Comedy Sportz Seattle and Seattle Central Creative Academy, improv and graphic design respectively. Katarina's philosophy about art is: don't worry if people don't get it right away or at all. Just showing up and pushing yourself inspires others.
Malika "Ra" Imhotep is a black feminist writer/root worker from Atlanta, GA currently pursuing a doctoral degree in African American and African Diaspora Studies at the University of California, Berkeley. Her thinking engages black femme performance aesthetics and cultural production throughout the Black Diaspora. Her creative praxis is invested in a textual and performative enjoyment of undisciplined movement, the historical present, black obscenities, black spiritual practices and other blackityblk happenings.