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There's so much to share with you!

First of all, I have the honor of being included among some of my most esteemed colleagues for Freewaves' "Ain't I A Womxn" at Los Angeles State Historic Park, Saturday, July 28th, 8-11pm. You will have the chance to... very literally let me down... or lift me up... perhaps both. Below you will find more information and here is a link to Freewaves' site: http://freewaves.org/home/aint-i-a-woman/

WEBSITE! I updated my website... well... I started to and got far enough for you to get an idea of what I've been up to. Updates include:
  • 2018
    • My interview with the ghost of Sol LeWitt at American Jewish University
    • A sneak peak of the "Lessons With Lilith" series in the form of a live performance for Lady Scumbag at Visitor Welcome Center
    • Two new photographic images
    • My installation for Cerritos College's Window Dressing, "Elemental Principles"
    • My performance and residency at the Chrysler Museum Glass Studio, "Glass Feelings"
    • "Interstitial Potential", a continuation of my vacant lot series, created for the San Bernardino County Museum
    • "Witch Hunt" at PØST for the "Twin Engines" performance series.
  • 2017
    • "Someone", an ongoing anonymous avatar project (which debuted at AALA gallery) that allows participants to log in to "Some One's" Instagram, Twitter, Snapchat, etc., and post as "Some One"
    • "Spirit Bingo", a performance from Pretend Gallery where the spirits of artists past answered questions about there lives through a homemade Ouija board. The answers coordinated with Bingo cards. 
    • "Homage to the", also for Pretend Gallery, is a collaboration between myself and Jonathon Hornedo, placing our favorite artists on worship candles
    • "Beam of Light" for "Town Hall" at Ltd Gallery, was a performance in which I performed an Olympic balance beam routine while my coaches yelled from the audience
    • "Voice," was my contribution to the Telfair Museum- Jepson Center's residency with KCHUNG. I had local high school girls record their interpretations of work in the musuem's permanent collection. The recordings were then used as an audio tour for the collection.
  • Various other years
    • I added some old videos and stuff tooooooo
  • ALL can be found at: ChristyRobertsBerkowitz.com
OMG, IT'S A LOT RIGHT?! Now ya know why it took me so long! So if you're someone I promised documentation and updates to... here ya go!

Brb... I need a nap...
 
Lastly, I have composed a new piece of music for a benefit compilation, "Rightly Horrified, Vol. 1".
"Originally prompted by the extreme violence in Palestine that left an 8-month old baby dead, this collective of artists got to work to create music that could raise funds for the civil rights cause in the region. However, once news broke that the current US administration was separating immigrant families fleeing violence and persecution, detaining them indefinitely in cruel conditions, we knew we had to take a stand against what's been happening here, too. We are all rightly horrified by the racism and violence that seems to be the hallmark of our era.

100% of proceeds go to a 50/50 split between:
- Ta'ayush, "a grassroots movement of Arabs and Jews working to break down the walls of racism and segregation by constructing a true Arab-Jewish partnership," (www.taayush.org)

and

-RAICES, "a 501(c)(3) nonprofit agency that promotes justice by providing free and low-cost legal services to underserved immigrant children, families, and refugees in Texas," (www.raicestexas.org)

This compilation is a labor of love, and a wish for peace and well-being across the world. Each song communicates its own sense of pain, grief, fury, and even hope. Please join our effort and donate whatever you can. Please share this compilation widely."

My contribution, under the name "Glitzer", is "Ahed", named for Ahed Tamimi, the Palestinian child who was sentenced to eight months in prison for slapping an Israeli soldier.

If you are fond of avant garde or experimental or electronic music, I encourage you to consider helping us raise funds by purchasing the compilation through bandcamp:
https://knifeplaycurating.bandcamp.com/releases

 
Copyright © 2018 Christy Roberts Berkowitz, All rights reserved.