Nunca Há Nada

Nunca há Nada | There Is Never Nothing is an artist book  Risograph printed and co-published with Moniker Press. It is a collection of poems that look into the performativity of the poetic language as potential to expand Luciana Freire D’Anunciação’s performance art and dance practice. They are based on the improvisation technique of paying attention to the smallest events from the continuous stimuli exchange between the internal and external worlds in the present moment. Poetry here becomes a medium for creatively documenting performances she did or witnessed — and after the fact chose to frame it as such. Most of the texts were written during the second year of the pandemic. Some of them she wrote first in English, some in Portuguese, some in Canada and some in Brazil. Later she translated them embracing the oddness of translation gaps and the impossible literal translations. This also reflects her condition as a Brazilian immigrant living in Canada, who reconciles two languages, two cultures, and two art disciplines (poetry and performance) as well as pursues never-ending questions around identity and sense of belonging.

Moniker Press’ studio is a book production and community space, made up of an assembly of artists who use publishing to inform their practice. The studio was created to foster inclusive education and community around artists’ publishing and printmaking, offering opportunities for observation, practice and experimentation through the medium of printed matter.

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Join us on February 25, 1:30pm for the launch of Nunca há Nada | There Is Never Nothing, Moniker Press’ latest collaborative publication with Luciana Freire D’Anunciação. The event will hold poetry readings by the author with the special participation of The Roundhouse Community Dancers. Snacks and refreshments will be served. Performances at 2pm. FREE!

Written and translated by
— Luciana Freire D’Anunciação

Mentor and editor (Portuguese)
— Magno Almeida

Editor (English)
— elika mojtabaei

Design and Layout
— Erica Wilk
— Luciana Freire D’Anunciação

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