Wednesday, January 5, 2011

IWW Halo? I'll Take Two

Will Owen, Seattle poet and curator of last month's show of spatial poetry "An Opening Is Nothing" at Ver(a)rt Gallery, sent me a photostream of pics from that evening, among them some great shots of work by Nico Vassilakis, Jeff Derksen, Bethany Ides, and shots of our ensemble performing Kenneth Gaburo's Maledetto. In the email Will pointed out that the Vera Project logo just above my head shares design (and in some ways political) affinity with the IWW logo. What do you think? I think that were I to want a halo of something, it just might be that consisting of the IWW logo.


  1. Vera's logo actually comes from the IBEW (International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers): which is the Local 46 Union Hall where Vera held its first show.

  2. Shit, you are (of course) right! I took a better look at the logo and you can see the zig-zag bolt.... Very cool. That's fantastic. I'm curious about what the first show was? Thanks for the pics, by the by. Great stuff. Looked thru the rest of them--such good works you are doing. So, thank you for letting us be a small part of it. As former organizer, I'm really thrilled to have been put in proximity to (thus getting to know about) Vera. We hope to get back to Seattle sooner rather than later. Meantime, In Solidarity, david

  3. oh, & ps: as usual, writing fast, the punch line was supposed to say "the Vera logo." Since otherwise the post doesn't make sense.