Today with all its hopes and sorrows

A special presentation by visiting New York based author, director, and text-sound artist IONE. Co-hosted by Art Metropole, Public Recordings, The Music Gallery, and A Different Booklist.

A conversation between IONE, writer and poet Zoe Imani Sharpe, and performance maker Liz Peterson will follow.

IONE’s reading will be rooted in her memoir Pride of Family: Four Generations of American Women of Color, which is inspired by the 1868 diary of her indomitable feminist-abolitionist great-grandmother: Frances Anne Rollin. Tracing IONE’s genealogy through the stories of the women in her family, “Pride of Family” is the lyrical fruit of an eighteen-year quest for her maternal roots. A fascinating intergenerational inquiry into the complexities of race, class, and womanhood in America. IONE’s offering will reflect on community, lineage, and the potency of text and sound as forms of remembrance.

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IONE’s memoir was a New York Times Notable Book on its publication. A journalist for many years IONE, published in major magazines and newspapers throughout the 80s including The Village Voice, The Gannett Chain, and Vogue. She was Artistic Director of Deep Listening Institute, Ltd. for 15 years and currently is a Deep Listening Certification Instructor at the Center for Deep Listening in Troy, NY. As Founding Director of M.o.M., Inc. (The Ministry of Maåt), in Kingston, NY since 1997, IONE teaches workshops and seminars throughout the world, encouraging and supporting women’s well-being and sustaining a vibrant international community of writers, visual artists, and musicians.

IONE is also a long-time collaborator and the spouse of composer Pauline Oliveros, and this event is presented in conjunction with Public Recordings the upcoming presentation  “To Valerie Solanas and Marilyn Monroe in Recognition of Their Desperation“.

Photos by Polina Teif

February 14th 2019
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