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Resting for REST Fest
This past weekend, Theorists traveled from Houston, San Marcos, Minneapolis, and Baton Rouge to Austin. We reflected on festivals of years past and set our intentions for 2024 and beyond. REST Fest Performing artists, musicians, staff, volunteers, and audience members journeyed into the woods for our Wintering Artist Retreat. REST Fest is more than a festival, it is a village. Come join us April 3-8, 2024 to experience what we create from a place of rest. We believe that Rest is doing what we love, with those we love, how we love being, and we won’t rest until everyone can rest! REST Fest Tickets: restfest.xyz XYZ Artist Retreats: www.thetheorists.org/xyzretreat Film by Amy Diane Morrow Music by Sharp Dress Nines at Austin Blues Society’s Mardi Gras Blues party
REST Fest | Eclipse Edition
Our Rest is Revolutionary! April 3-8, 2024 restfest.xyz Original Music by Boss Street Band, Leoncarlo Canlas, and Sabrina Reitman Video by Essam Ossman Edited by Amy Diane Morrow REST Fest is a project of The Theorists and is produced by Fisterra. It has been financed in part by the City of Austin’s Elevate Grant Program. www.fisterra.xyz
"Pa'lante" is a Spanish affirmation that means "onwards." ¡Pa'lante! Raise your voice. ¡Pa'lante! Feel Hope in your blood. ¡Pa'lante! Find your home. ¡Pa'lante! Walk with freedom. ¡Pa'lante! Love being you, in this home, in this body. We dedicate Pa'lante to you. Dance | Daniel Martinez Film | Amy Morrow Music | Otis Redding and Hurray for the Riff Raff www.thetheorists.org *This project is sponsored by Fisterra and in residency at the Emma S. Barrientos Mexican American Cultural Center in Austin, TX.
BRILLO! Glow Gardens for Frida and Friends Come explore our "Aire Libre" fresh-air-art Installation celebrating ALL the Austinites! Featured during MACCnifico! Fest March 17th | 4pm-9:30pm | ESB-MACC Fisterra's project, The XYZ Atlas, asks where we feel a sense of belonging. Austin's downtown friend, affectionately known as "Denver," is an Mexican American Art Activist curating an immersive glow in the dark instillation exploring our most vulnerable and resilient experiences. Inspired by Frida Kahlo's story, he and his transitory collaborators challenge stigmas and invite every guest to engage all their senses and explore wholeheartedly stories of survival. Traverse shadowlands, nostalgic smells, taste glowing gardens, listen to a plant symphony, and feel every feeling. Grab a flashlight and choose your own adventure or change the story and tell your own! Be both mapmaker and traveler. Showing up is the show because we belong here. ¡ Viva la Vida! Map key and online store at www.xyzatlas.com/glow