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Dovesong Labs Salon Series 003

October 12, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

The Stacks Coffeehouse, 1831 N. Killingsworth St, Portland, OR 97217 + Google Map

Join us for our 3rd & most HAUNTED salon yet!


Casey Rocheteau was born on Cape Cod, and raised as a sea witch. They are an author & visual/sound artist living in Detroit, Michigan. Rocheteau often works with primary documentation and collage in what they call a haintological practice. This fixation upon specters of the past haunting the present//living impact upon the future informs their work across genres. They are a Callaloo Writer’s Workshop, Cave Canem, and Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference fellow and, a former Writer in Residence at InsideOut Literary Arts in Detroit. In 2014, Rocheteau created the Shrine of the Black Medusa Tarot. Their second poetry collection, The Dozen, was released on Sibling Rivalry Press in 2016. Winner of inaugural Write A House permanent residency in 2014, Rocheteau resides in a home they won with poems. Their writing has appeared in Apogee, The American Academy of Poets, Day One, The Offing, LitHub, Barnes and Noble Review among others.

ariella tai is a video artist, film scholar, and independent programmer from queens, new york. they currently re-appropriate, glitch and video process existing media. they are one half of “the first and the last,” a fellowship, workshop and screening series supporting and celebrating the work of black women and femmes in film, video and new media art. tai has been in residence at Open Signal Community Media Center, Signal Culture and PICA’s Creative Exchange Lab. Their programming work has been supported by grants from The Precipice Fund and RACC. Their solo show “hoe dor” was exhibited at Open Signal in March 2018. “swallow,” a multi-channel video installation, was exhibited at PICA in September 2018. They have also shown work at the Portland Oregon Women’s Film Festival, the Northwest Film Center and Boathouse Microcinema.

Debris Olivier is a Portland resident, full time botanist / environmental justice practitioner, and also a local leader in the Kiki Ballroom Community. By day, Debris is employed as an event coordinator and environmental educator with the City of Portland Parks & Recreation. He coordinates the stewardship of about 20 natural area parks; Mt. Tabor, Ross Island, and Oaks Bottom for example. On the weekends and at night he works collaboratively on fashion projects with friends and the members of his Kiki Ballroom House, “The House of Olivier”.

He is inspired by the resourcefulness and resilience of the black and brown queer/trans communities of the world. In this chapter of his life his art is expressed through development of fashion and wardrobe collections as well as cultivation and mentorship of up-and-coming kiki ballroom talent. If Debris was stranded on a desert island he would most certainly need an endless supply of almonds and plain flavor LaCroix.

You can find most of Debris’ work on Instagram @davidgrandfield


The Stacks Coffeehouse
1831 N. Killingsworth St
Portland, OR 97217
+ Google Map


Dovesong Labs
The Stacks Coffeehouse