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Gabrielle Civil-Swallow The Fish

February 24, 2017 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm


Reading/ Performance/ Experiments

Time: February 24th, 7:30-9:30pm.

Black feminist performance artist and former Antioch performance professor Gabrielle Civil will launch her new book Swallow the Fish, a memoir in performance art. Incorporating reading, live performance, storytelling and appearances by special guest stars, this event will crack open her text, and explore the medium of performance from within its beating heart. She will repudiate

body politics, invoke racial history, and proclaim her overarching desire to be an artist.

This event is free and open to the public. All are welcome.

Books will be for sale for $15/ $10 for students (or for community sliding scale). For questions, please contact . . . .


GABRIELLE CIVIL is a black feminist performance artist, originally from Detroit, MI. She has premiered over 40 original solo and collaborative performance works around the world. Recent works include “…hewn and forged….” at the Salt Lake City Performance Art Festival (2016); “_______ is the thing with feathers” at “Call & Response: Experiments in Joy” (2014); “Say My Name” (an action for 270 abducted Nigerian girls)” (2014); and “Fugue (Da, Montréal),” at the Hemispheric Institute Encuentro (2014). Her writing has appeared in Small Axe, Obsidian, Asterix, Rain Taxi, and other publications. The aim of her work is to open up space.


February 24, 2017
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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Antioch College Theatre
920 Corry Street
Yellow Springs, OH 45387 United States
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