FOR SOMEONE: Video Poem & Cassette Tape Release Show [In-Person Only]
Thu Jan 26: 7.30pm PDT
Sliding scale donation:
$5 - $30
all proceeds benefit Centrum Residencies
each ticket purchase includes a free poster!
*** Public safety notice ***
NWFF patrons will be required to wear masks that cover both nose and mouth while in the building. Disposable masks are available at the door for those who need them. We are not currently checking vaccination cards. Recent variants of COVID-19 readily infect and spread between individuals regardless of vaccination status.
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Series - Live Shows
** a night of music, poetry, and film with K. Van Petten & friends **
Join us for a double release show & screening for the video poem For Jumping made after K. Van Pettens newly released cassette tape For Someone. There will be live music, poetry, and the debut screening of For Jumping followed by a short Q&A with the creators.
Van Petten created For Someone in Port Townsend, Washington where they sampled sounds, wrote music, and recorded poetry in residence with Centrum at Fort Worden. The tape is available for purchase online via Hello America Stereo Cassette, or at The Vera Projects cassette tape vending machine. The short film For Jumping is a video poem, exploring moments of jumping the railing. Prints from the short film will be available for purchase via donation to Centrum.
This event proudly supports Centrum Residences, the non-profit that made this work possible. Centrum envisions a future where anyone from anywhere can nurture their creativity in an environment that is supportive, challenging and uplifting building a world of greater inclusion through the arts. All proceeds from tickets and merch sales will be donated to Centrum.
Words on For Someone:
This album does the very best of what poetry and sound can do. I listened to the first half in the car, on my way to work, and all day what Id heard made a little refrain inside me. Made me feel more alive, comforted. I listened to the second half on my way home, and I wept, but in that way that heals. This album is a vital thing, and I mean that both ways. Alive, and necessary. For Someone is a wound, a door, a balm. Nicole Morning
The music- gentle and light as air, a tapestry of earthy sound. The words are illuminating like sunshine after a long night. There is a benevolence to these 11 pieces of writing that will stick with you long after listening. For Someone is in fact for someone for you, for me, for anyone who needs it, and I feel certain a very large number of people need this encouraging, sweet, magical creature of a debut album. Adam Gnade
(For Jumping, TJ Hom, US, 2022, 5 min, in English)
7:30 PM Music by Connor Cash Colbert
7:45 PM Poetry by B_Line_Dot
8:00 PM Music and poetry from For Someone by K. Van Petten
8:30 PM Debut screening of the video poem For Jumping, directed by TJ Hom
8:40 PM Q&A with TJ Hom, B_Line_Dot, and K. Van Petten hosted by David Strand
9:00 PM End
Van Petten (they/them) is a poet and musician based in Seattles Capitol Hill neighborhood. You can find their music wherever you listen under Baddy Gold and their poems in zines floating around Seattle coffee shops. Their debut audiobook was released on cassette tape with Hello America Stereo Cassette, and their debut EP of music with a new project releases on Dance Cry Dance in 2023. They currently work for local coffee roaster Caffe Vita, and local poetry magazine Poetry Northwest.
katevanpetten.com / @joni_witchell
TJ Hom (he/him) is a director and writer based in Seattles Capitol Hill neighborhood. He is the Co-Founder of Particle Studio, a creative space and visual studio located on the south end of Downtown Seattle.
www.tjhom.com / @t.j.hom
B_Line_Dot (he/they) is a poet, artist, and creative force based in Seattle. You can find his art on walls in New York City, Seattle and beyond. Their debut book Its Everything or Its Nothing releases in March of 2023.
blinedot.com / @b_line_dot
Connor Cash Colbert (he/him) is an unemployed poet & songwriter based in Seattle. His poetry can be found in Dear Magazine, Vagabond City, and Not a Press.@maggot_nelson.
Elena Denny (she/her) is a cellist based in Seattle. She earned a masters degree in Cello Performance at the University of Minnesota, studying with Tanya Remenikova. Elena supports many local bands including Baddy Gold, Wet Whitman, Impossible Anything and more.
elenadenny.com / @elenadenny_
David Strand (he/him) is an independent editor and arts organizer based in Seattle.
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