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Sunday January 22nd, 2017 8:00pm
Gentle Sheers Presents
Paideia, Elaine Kahn, Ghost in Salad, and Isolde Touch

Vox Populi and Gentle Sheers partner to present Paideia (NC), Elaine Kahn, Ghost in Salad, and Isolde Touch.

Sunday January 22, 2017
Vox Populi 319 n. 11th st
doors 7pm music by 8 pm
$7-10 sliding scale
no one turned away for lack of funds

Paideia is an ever evolving work-in-progress cross-collaboration comprised of sound artists, dancers, and practitioners. their seasonal and site-based work is an invitation to participate in their intention toward ritual healing–executed as a living, exploratory improvisation. the five rotating members of paideia are chanelle bergeron, blakeney bullock, minori sanchiz-fung, caitlyn swett, & widow (a.vitacolonna). their collaboration continues to develop within the framework of deconstructing singularity. More info.


Chanelle A. Bergeron has lived all over the place, traveled far & wide, & has learned a great deal along the way. With her time, she practices many things, some of them include midwifery, herbalism, energetic medicine, tarot reading, writing poems, & teaching. She grew up surrounding herself in water & in music. She performs her electronic sound-collage project called, mille whenever she can.

Blakeney Bullock is a collaborator, organizer, dancer based in Winston-Salem, NC. She studies kinetic activism focused on the outward (not upward) limits of connectivity and community.

Minori Sanchiz-Fung was born in Caracas, Venezuela and currently resides in North Carolina. They write poetry & prose texts, and paint on canvas & panel, using acrylic, ink, watercolor and mixed media. They perform improvisational music as chinchorro, and in collaboration A sum of their work can be found at:

Caitlyn Swett is a dance maker from Black Mountain, NC. She is most interested in the dances that are happening all of the time. Caitlyn currently lives, works, and creates in Winston-Salem, NC.

Widow(A.Vitacolonna) lives everywhere they are, pulling from the guts of their lifelong exploits in dance, sound, language, the body, philosophy, & alchemy–and trying to live it all in all that they do. They are most passionate about practicing divination, intuitive medicine, and somatic expression.

Elaine Kahn is an artist born in Evanston, Illinois. She received an MFA from the Iowa Writers’ Workshop and a BFA from California College of the Arts. Elaine’s music project, Horsebladder, has releases on Ecstatic Peace, Night People, and Hot Releases. She is the author of several chapbooks, most recently A Voluptuous Dream During an Eclipse (Poor Claudia, 2012). Elaine is a founding member of the P.Splash Puppet Collective and managing editor of the small press Flowers & Cream. A full length collection of her poetry, Women in Public, was published by City Lights Books in 2015.

Isolde Touch is Asha Sheshadri, a composer and multimedia artist based in Philadelphia, PA.

Ghost in Salad is the experimental visual and audio project of Jeffrey Johnson. A typical performance usually documents a character(s) journey through an alternate universe. Meeting and interacting with unfamiliar creatures, experiencing questionable feelings, and thumbing pages in the book of existence.
Ghost in salad incorporates found objects, props, and costumes for visual guidance into a new world. Sonic elements include an improvised approach using prepared tapes, feedback, contact mics, vocals and keyboards.

Jeff also performs in the project Hunnies Bunnies and is an illustrator. He enjoys spending time with his two cats Melvin and Agnes.

Gentle Sheers is a wandering series curated by visual/sound artist and Vox Populi Member, Jim Strong. It aims to promote a culture of curiosity and pleasure across the arts and non-arts – weaving “incongruous” media and aesthetics. Past events have included Poetry Readings, Magic Shows, Feasts, Screenings, Performance Art, Dance, Early Music, Noise, Improvisation, Pop music and Plays. Past series titles have included: Grownewbuddhismine-seminar, american shrimp girl, membrane channel etc.

Gentle Sheers presents
January 22, 2017 @ 7:00 pm
January 22, 2017 @ 10:00 pm
$7 – $10
Jim Strong
Vox Populi
319 N 11th Street, Third Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19107 United States