Becoming the fourteenth moon
14 DAYS – 14 POEMS
Join artist Sahar Sajadieh for poetry performances every midnight (PST) for 14 consecutive nights. This durational performance artwork will begin Friday, April 24th — the night of April’s new moon — until the midnight of Thursday, May 7th — the night of the Full moon in May.
“I will write one poem every day for fourteen consecutive days, while sheltering in place at my apartment in Santa Barbara during the COVID-19 pandemic. I will read the poem and record myself every night in a different spot inside the landscape of my apartment. I will then release the video online at midnight. Fourteen days allude to the incubation period of this disease, as well as the mandatory quarantine time if exposed to the virus. I will not step out of my apartment in the 14 days duration of the performance. In Persian culture and poetry, the full moon is also referred to as “the Moon of the Fourteenth Night.” I will begin my durational performance on the night of the new moon, reaching with every poem towards the fourteen-night-moon.”
The video of Sahar’s midnight poetry performance will remain on her Facebook and Instagram for 24 hours, until it is replaced by a new performance video in the midnight after.
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