Joey De Jesus and Sammy Roth
th_Eroses sat down with Joey De Jesus and Sammy Roth to talk poetry and performance, and to escape the insufficiency of the everyday. Their collaborative practice and evolving performances- folding in with other artists as they go- was a warm reminder of New York City's vibrant socio-aesthetic ecosystems.
HERE you can find Keira Mayo's creative essay on their practice, which uses the Harpy Land performance as a touchstone.
Joey co-edits poetry for Apogee Journal, and is a recipient of the 2017 NYFA / NYSCA fellowship in poetry- with the additional distinction of being a Gregory Millard fellow. Joey's work has appeared in a range of publications, including Brooklyn Magazine and Battering American Poetry.
Sammy is a dance artist with unique performance and theory training. In the untitled collaborative piece they performed at The Poetry Project's Harpy Land, Sammy enraptures the audience with uncanny flexibility, unpredictable vibrations, and unprecedented connection with nearby bodies.
De Jesus and Roth performed this areíto at The Poetry Project's Harpy Land. Their performance also included vocalist B Taylor. Video credit for the performance goes to Matt Roth.
You can find links to Joey De Jesus and Sammy Roths' websites here, as well as more information about the Poetry Project, and a link to a clip of the performance:
A+HRRA award summer 2023
The Summer 2023 Arts + Human Rights Research Award will be open to submissions this summer (approx. 14:51 UTC June 21 2023 - 06:50 UTC September 23rd 2023). The topic of the Summer 2023 A+HRRA is AI, Computer Logic, and Human Rights.
th_Eroses, an arts publication www.theroses.xyz, is awarding $100 for a work of artistic / literary research that addresses or concerns human rights in conjunction with this season's topic, AI, Computer Logic, and Human Rights. The term 'research' here is intended to indicate the process of creation, exploration, and discovery, rather than the compiling of archival facts and/or materials, although the compiling of archival facts and/or materials may be a part of the process of exploration and discovery, or a part of the process of shaping the path or direction of discovery. This is intended to be an open-ended premise, to support the range of work that may occur in artists' and writers' unique processes.
From the UN:
"What Are Human Rights? Human rights are rights inherent to all human beings, regardless of race, sex, nationality, ethnicity, language, religion, or any other status. Human rights include the right to life and liberty, freedom from slavery and torture, freedom of opinion and expression, the right to work and education, and many more. Everyone is entitled to these rights, without discrimination."
Successful submissions may, but are not required to, focus on investigative, process-based exploration and material discovery. Successful submissions may couple rigorous (or subjective) analysis with documentation of investigative, process-based exploration and discovery. Submissions do not need to be factual; forms of literary fiction, subjective expression, abstraction, choreography, and/or non-narrative presentations will be considered as well. Submissions in all languages and media are welcomed.
The goal of this award is to amplify artistic voices that inquisitively and critically approach the pressing issues of our time, to create a habitat where a unique form of creative journalism can thrive, and to provide th_Eroses readers with artistic / literary insights into key issues.
Please note: If your work is submitted and selected for the award, you consent to the publication of your submitted work by th_Eroses now and in the future. Not all submissions will win the award; there may be one submission chosen, or multiple submissions, or none of the submissions. Selected submissions will receive an email of acceptance and next steps.
Please submit work to firstname.lastname@example.org with "Entry: Arts + Human Rights Research Award" in the subject line.