I performed a selection of poems by William Emboden to activate my installation at the Memories of Tomorrow’s Sunrise exhibition at the Ronald H Silverman Fine Arts Gallery at Cal State Los Angeles on July 6, 2022.
Here is video of that performance, along with the downloadable script of his works. William A. Emboden Ph.D., F.L.S. (February 24, 1935 – May 10, 2016) was a world-renowned ethnobotanist, writer, editor, professor, lecturer, artist, and poet. From 2012-2016 I helped to transcribe thousands of pages of handwritten poetic works and manuscripts that William wrote during the final years of his life. The installation piece “sharing a seat with the poets” was created as a tribute to the concepts of mentorship, spiritual connection, and ideas of LGBTQ and cultural ancestry/kinship beyond blood relations.