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Opening Event: Zizi Show with the Rocca Family

  • bruna press + archive 221 Prospect Street Bellingham, WA, 98225 United States (map)

bruna press + archive is excited to open its events program with the Zizi Show, a philosophizing platform by the Rocca Family. 

Monsters under the bed
Statistics of ways one can end up dead.
Insurance companies thrive
Pensions are a serious drive.
Armies deployed --
Countries destroyed.

The Zizi Show, a traveling performance taking a variety of manifestations by the Rocca Family (Zizi and DJ Taita O), engages audience members and pre-arranged guests via rituals, movement, music, interviews, and interventions, both planned and spontaneous. The Zizi Show, a soiree with bruna presents a site-specific version of the performance for the bruna press + archive audience. This event will involve an evening of drink, food, music, and will introduce the bruna press project to Bellingham while also sharing some of the Rocca Family's Road Notes, to be published later by the press. 

Guests are encouraged to bring a queered/gender-fucked accessory to share (for the duration of the soirée).

About Rocca Family: Six years ago, the Rocca Family (two humans and one feline named Rocca) traveled through space and time from the faraway (some refer to it as Jordan for highly politicized quasi practical reasons) and landed in San Francisco. Recently, they locked their SF home for the last time and embarked on their RF USA 2017 Road Trip. Through its practice, in search of home perhaps, the Family uses all its folkloric know-how, trusting in humor, to make friendships, and talk about immigration, family, freedom, and the meaning of life. https://www.roccafamily.org/

About Ola El-Khalidi: Arts collaborator and curator, Ola is the founder of Makan art space in Amman, Jordan (2004-2015). She is presently on the road continuing to examine the complexities of family structures and wondering about home and intimacy through travel, music, eating, and writing. Ola holds an MA in Curatorial Practice from California College of the Arts (2012).

About Diala Khasawnih: The road trip has certainly changed in ways that will manifest clearly and mysteriously now and later. Still expecting (with half closed eyes) a monster to appear out of little leaf brushing sounds in the forest (urban and wild), and hopes that she will still manage to share a bag of chips. Born in amman, jordan in 1975/5'2"/185lb/brown what else do you need?

Photo credit: Rocca Family

We acknowledge that the activities of Bruna Press + Archive take place on the sacred and ancestral home of the Lummi and Nooksack peoples. We are grateful for their loving stewardship of the land and its inhabitants, and intend to be good guests and neighbors as we recognize their sovereignty and rich cultural practice + heritage.