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Skoden Talks w/ The Homie Houston Cypress
February 3 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm CSTFREE
Houston Cypress is a Two-Spirit Poet, Artist, Producer, and Environmentalist from the Otter Clan of the Miccosukee Tribe of Indians of Florida. Cypress serves the Love The Everglades Movement, a full spectrum organization devoted to the development of platforms and initiatives for environmental protection and indigenous solidarity. The Everglades Coalition awarded him their 2022 Grassroots Activism Award. He presented at ICA Miami a lecture entitled “Decolonizing Gender, Land, and Spirit” (2017) and contributed to their Digital Commissions series with his short film “… what endures …” (2021). He co-created a short film, executive produced by Superblue and NOWNESS, entitled “Every Step Is A Prayer” (2021). His recent artist residencies include the Heat Exchange by Bas Fisher Invitational and Rogaland Kunstsenter, the Thread Residency by the Musagetes Foundation, and the Oolite Arts Studio Residency with his collaborator Jean Sarmiento. He invites you to join him in creating portals between worlds.