“Born in a sealed womb, where night is origin, I will say that something always remains from anything, even from nothingness,” Etel Adnan writes in Night.
In her numerous works of prose, poetry, political novels and paintings, the great varied plane of night stands in for many things: revelation, perception, wisdom, daring, rupture, ink, infinity, sky. “There are nights where these ruptures occasion huge rains. Nights of the revelation of night,” Adnan writes. On this Sunday afternoon, Samar will offer a talk inked for this occasion, followed by an open, circle-style discussion inspired by brief excerpts of Adnan’s writing. This event will be illuminating for long-time fans of Etel Adnan, as well as readers brand new to her work. “My right eye merges with colors, the other gets lost in infinity,” Adnan writes in Journey to Mt. Tamalpais. Tapping into Adnan’s numerous gifts is certain to refresh our own perception and being.