This summer, we asked artist and poet Mathias Svalina to create an artistic experience that our MCA Denver community can safely participate in beyond our walls and still feel connected to the city of Denver. Mathias created a spoken-word audio tour of thirty dreams to be listened to at thirty locations throughout the city, tapping into a collective subconscious of imagined histories hidden in plain sight. That artistic experience is Dreaming Denver.
On September 16 at 12PM, Mathias will be joined by multimedia poet Carolina Ebeid to discuss Dreaming Denver and their artistic practices.
This event will be livestreamed on MCA Denver's YouTube and Facebook channels. Closed captioning is available live on the Facebook livestream.
Since 2014, Mathias Svalina has run the Dream Delivery Service. With this project, he writes & delivers daily dreams of his own invention to subscribers. Founded in Denver, the project has allowed him to deliver dreams in sixteen cities so far, and to work with MCA Denver, Tucson MOCA, the Just Buffalo Literary Center, and Portland’s 1122 Gallery, among other arts groups. The Dream Delivery Service has been featured in the Denver Post, on BBC World News, and NPR’s Morning Edition. Svalina is the author of seven books, most recently America at Play from Trident Books, and The Depression, a collaboration with the photographer Jon Pack published by Civil Coping Mechanisms. He has led writing workshops in universities, community writing organizations, and DIY arts spaces, and is a founding editor of the small press Octopus Books.
Carolina Ebeid is a multimedia poet. Her first book You Ask Me to Talk About the Interior was published by Noemi Press as part of the Akrilica Series, and selected as one of ten best debuts of 2016 by Poets & Writers. Her work has been supported by the Stadler Center for Poetry at Bucknell University, Bread Loaf, CantoMundo, the NEA, as well as a residency fellowship from the Lannan Foundation. She is on faculty at the Mile-High MFA at Regis University, the bilingual MFA at the University of Texas El Paso, and Lighthouse Writer’s Workshop in Denver. A longtime editor, she currently edits poetry at The Rumpus, as well as the multimedia zine Visible Binary.