The artist’s projections light a mountainside, filling the ancient landscape with contemporary voices and laying bare the horror and anguish of gun violence through poetry and testimony by family members, survivors, and activists who offer their accounts of grief, anger, solutions, and strength. Here too Native Nations poets reflect on history as well as their everyday realities in America. Defiant and sometimes tender poems of love, loss, injustice, and then justice scroll large over the mountain, making the preserve a habitat for resilience.
BEFORE I BECAME AFRAID
Desert X 2019 is permanently closed.
This project is made possible in part with the support of The Harold & Arlene Schnitzer CARE Foundation, and Jordan Schnitzer.