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Now – 5/26: The Fire Every Time

Voz Alta 1821 Gallery presents The Fire Every Time, a research installation by the artist duo robyko. Based in San Diego, California, robyko is the collaborative duo of Robert J. Sanchez (rob) and Emiko René Lewis-Sanchez (ko). As “anti-career artists,” they use low-tech aesthetics, misappropriation, and faux marketing as strategies to create cultural critiques. Their artwork is part of one endeavor: The Alchemy Project (TAP). TAP began in 2004 when they developed 19 action statements, which serve as the titles and concepts for rituals. Since then, they have been investigating, analyzing, documenting, and archiving their process of inventing a poetic science of flesh and bone as a means to create “alchemy.” TAP’s Research Archives consist of numerous interdisciplinary artworks: performances, installations, videos, photos, objects, paintings, drawings, and irrational experiments. The opening reception includes a reading of select works by Navajo poet Sherwin Bitsui. This new work is the third in a series for The Alchemy Project’s Ritual #7: Burn Phoenix to Ancestral. The space will become a darkly lit multi-media environment imagining the fiery end of borders.

Opening Reception:
Wednesday, May 4, 2022, 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Poetry reading begins at 6:30 p.m.
Exhibit on view through May 26, 2022

Voz Alta 1821 Gallery
1821 5th Ave.
San Diego, CA 92101

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