2HB Publication Launch with Nicole Cecilia Delgado, Daisy Lafarge and Katherine MacBride
Wed 6 November 2019
Join us at CCA for drinks, conversation and short films to celebrate the launch of CCA's biannual creative writing journal, with a dual launch of 2HB Vol 24 (with poet Nicole Cecilia Delgado and writer Daisy Lafarge) and 2HB Vol 25 (with artist Katherine MacBride).
In accompaniment to Emilia Beatriz's May 2019 exhibition declarations on soil and honey, 2HB 24 is a dual language Spanish/English publication of poetry by Nicole Cecilia Delgado and Daisy Lafarge. This volume includes newly translated excerpts in Spanish from Daisy's understudies for air and English translations of Nicole's Días Naturales and Plantas Raras.
Katherine MacBride's new text for 2HB 25 is a new Portuguese translation of a 2014 text. Entitled LOVE/TORTURE / AMOR/TORTURA. this text explores the ethics and possibilities of translation, playing with enclosures, expansions and poetics of 'we’.
The launch includes the screening of two films and a sound work by Beatriz Santiago Muñoz: Black beach and Nuevos Materiales, and Faslane from Ceiba/Faslane (2014), plus Daniel Santiso and Max Willa Morais' film A poeira não quer sair do Esqueleto, 2018.
2HB sales from this event will be donated to La Impresora, San Juan, Puerto Rico, as part of their current fundraising drive:
La Impresora is a women-led studio dedicated to small-scale editorial work and allocating resources to support independent publishing in San Juan, Puerto Rico. More than just a printing-press or a workstation, La Impresora is a cultural project and community center: a site that fosters exchange of tools and skills related to book arts through collaboration with independent and underrepresented writers, socially- and environmentally-engaged artists from various disciplines, activists, and individuals who seek to publish their own projects. Moved by an aggressive tendency of gentrification and displacement after hurricane Maria and the financial crisis in Puerto Rico, we face the risk of losing our current space to higher rent costs and speculative investment. Looking for solutions to guarantee the sustainability of our project and be able to continue offering a safe-space for the community we serve, we find ourselves in a quest to establish a permanent headquarters for La Impresora.
Their Go Fund Me site is here.