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Dear friend of yf,

Our ongoing correspondence with you. 

Dear Friend of YF

To Stay Alive /| You Must be Live has never felt more current than now. As we complete Phase 2 of Festival VI, the field notes captured within the three residency sessions this month speak of literal and gestural outcomes that stoke a feeling of unsettledness that can be mistaken for unease and unknowns or can be manifested to become the liveness that is necessary to stay alive - to stay living...

Newsletter Fifteen 

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Dear Friend of YF

4114 miles between our furthest points, Seattle to Bogotá. New York. LA. Makes sense, we’ve been circling against the clock, countering binary systems within and without, and what else is a palindrome but a loop? Across time and space, the stories emerge as fragments, living in/within those 5 seconds of a loop...

Newsletter Fourteen

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Dear Friend of YF

Documentation. Repetition. Time. Space. Body. Gaze. Language. All elements of Durational Performance upon which once may hang a creative practice, and so it turns out, a seven-day artist residency and intensive. It’s Eleanor here, Co- Creator. I recently engaged with artists Alex, Jocelyn and Saira joined in conversation and creative discussion last week spending 24 hours contemplating each of these topics, respectively...

Newsletter Thirteen

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Dear Friend of YF

Our YFVI artists Amalya, Dylan, and Divyamaan just completed their residency week within Phase 2 of the festival. In tandem with the current state of our times, the artists participated in an ever-evolving experimentation of remote and distant intimacy. They are working in tactile states that require an alertness and honoring of slowness. Emerging themes of duality came bubbling to the surface...

Newsletter Twelve

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Dear Friend of YF

With the beginning of February, we begin Phase 2: Residency. In lieu of the idealized in-person gathering we had originally dreamt for Festival VI, we have redesigned the phase so the cohort and curators can gather in time and intention while still keeping our distance. Each artist will be provided a space of their own to dig into their inquiries and expand on ....

Newsletter Eleven 

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Dear Friend of YF

Welcome, Winter. Welcome, the endings, the beginnings beginnings without ends -- the ending of a trying year, the ending of YFVI Phase 1 the beginning of a YF hibernation -- turning in to look out a rest, reset, then return with Phase 2....


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Dear Friend of YF

The three of us went out to buy groceries. Flat tire.

The car is currently at the intersection of Schubert and

Central Park Ave....


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Dear Friend of YF

I started late. Past noon or something like that, and I was aiming for ten. Headed east but my maps app took me the wrong way, ended up having to u-turn in Beacon hill, still in Seattle, dog already crying, trying to open a bottled water between my knees. We traveled southeast for four days. A linear distance of four days. A vertical distance of, rest stops and....

"roadside experiments in verticality."   

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Dear Friend of YF

Annabel Turrado shares a vocal reflection of the three videos

made during phase 1.....


Dear Friend of YF

The bed of a patient is quiet. I choose to be asleep, dreaming. In my dream, I see a woman in a dark suit telling me a Cantorian story. There is a dog in the corner of an elevator, very much like the one we are in right now. The dog gives birth, and leaps over a gap onto the other side.....



Dear Friend of YF

Week two of Phase I!  A call for engagement.  A video work on view.  Deepening conversations around process.  Instagram takeovers.  Work sessions with curators.  Brewing, building, moving along...


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Dear Friend of YF

I saw a car on fire. It was 4:30 in the morning when the three of us ran to the kitchen window. The car was parked in a private parking lot on the alleyway between Ridgeway and Lawndale, the first alley parallel to Wrightwood Ave.....


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Dear Friend of YF

Phase I has officially set off.  The curators have spoken with each of the artists, and we have begun shaping YFVI around how to best support them and their projects this year.  The cohort has started meeting digitally-- sparking conversations over connections in each others' work, their relationships with the digital world, and brewing ideas for experiments during....


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Dear Friend of YF

We are humbled and delighted to introduce you to the cohort of artists working with Yellow Fish for Festival VI.  Please take this opportunity to dig in, and look to the future with a sparkle of levity and excitement.  Each artist's full statement and bio is linked below, or you can always head right over ..... NEWSLETTER THREE

Dear Friend of YF

Isn't time a funny thing?
Free, leisurely, persistent in nature.
These days, it has been bridled by our culture, becoming an ominous, anxiety-inducing presence. Most distressingly, it has been used as a tool to uphold white supremacist ideals in our daily lives-- see the 'research' section below for more on this. When time is so sneakily being weaponized and commodified, it is easy to forget the playfulness of it, its slippery, protean nature.....


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The intention of this correspondence is to be as alive as we are -- shifting and evolving as the phases pass, as the world changes, as we do. Care is in the heart & bones of this year's "Festival," .......


Dear Friend of YF

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