Celebrate the early release of Paolo Javier's O.B.B. a.k.a. The Original Brown Boy, completed with artists Alex Tarampi, Ernest Concepcion, and Francis Estrada (original cover), along with the debut of the brilliant experimental filmmaker Lynne Sachs’ short video, Swerve, which adapts poems from the book.
The pop-up launch will take place on Sunday, October 17, @ 2pm ET at Moore Homestead Playground in Elmhurst, Queens—a neighborhood park and one of the locations of Sachs’ video—where Javier will also be joined by poet and Nightboat publisher Stephen Motika, Nightboat author Aldrin Valdez, and the cast and crew members of Swerve--Emmy Catedral, ray ferreira, Inney Prakash, Jeff Preiss, Juliana Sass, and Priyanka Das. Moore Homestead Playground is located on the corner of Broadway, 45th Ave, & 82nd St, and just off the Elmhurst Ave R train and Q60 and Q32 bus stops. Copies of O.B.B. will be available for purchase.
Swerve will be playing as a one-day only video installation inside of HK Food Court, located across from Moore Homestead at 8202 45th Avenue, from 12 noon to 6 pm. In her new work, Lynne Sachs adapts a sequence of poems from O.B.B. while paying homage to Elmhurst, Queens, and re-imagining Lucretian poetics for the pandemic and post-Covid age.
This event is generously funded by NYFA’s City Artist Corps Grant, and co-sponsored by the Queens Museum. F R E E and open to the public!