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Marginal Equity : Kade L. Twist Book Launch & Performance!

December 8, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

marginal equality book launch

Marginal Equity is a book-length poem that parodies the form of a corporate/governmental prospectus—complete with opportunity statement, deliverables, and budget—all while exposing their smooth rhetoric, exploitative intentions, and empty promises. Kade L. Twist’s critique of and unavoidable complicity with capital (in the form of suburbia, beer cans, and minivans) sits powerfully in relation to his knowledge of the land, his Cherokee elders, and all that comes from his own ethical desires. The last line of the poem sums it up beautifully: “this is what / i must do / it is my / ceremony.”

Throughout his artistic practice, Kade L. Twist combines re‐imagined tribal stories with geopolitical narratives to examine the unresolved tensions between market-driven systems, consumerism and American Indian cultural self‐determination.
The book will be available for purchase at the event or online at
Friday, December 8, 7pm (author in attendance)
@ Silence, 46 Essex Street, Guelph ON
Including a performance by Kade L. Twist and collaborators tentatively titled “That’s Just Indians Being Indians,” the project is envisioned by Twist as a generative, socially-engaged sound piece.

Kade L. Twist is a poet and interdisciplinary artist working with video, sound, interactive media, text, and installation environments. Twist’s work combines re-imagined tribal stories with geopolitical narratives to examine the unresolved tensions between market-driven systems, consumerism, and American Indian cultural self-determination. Mr. Twist is a co-founder of Postcommodity, an interdisciplinary artist collective. With his individual work and the collective Postcommodity, Twist has exhibited work nationally and internationally. Mr. Twist is an Associate Professor of Art and Social Practice at Otis College of Art and Design in Los Angeles, CA. He is an enrolled member of the Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma.

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December 8, 2017
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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46 Essex Street
Guelph, Ontario N1H 3K8 Canada
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