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#1 BEAUTY NAIL SALON

A Short Film. Written & Performed by Paul Tran. Directed & Editted by Jess X Chen. Sound Design by Anders Link.

"It’s called racial capitalism. The beauty industry of america has been taken over by a *sparkle* red blue *sparkle nail polish mafia, giving you the orient for cheap." - Paul Tran

Paul Tran, Brown University, is one of three winners of Best Poet at CUPSI 2013, along with Abbie Shain, and Natasha Huey. Jess X Chen was the coach of the Brown CUPSI Team, who won the Pushing the Art Forward Award.

Official Poster

Released in the April Issue of CURA: A Literary Magazine of Art and Action

jessxchen:

Dark Mountain Book 5 Cover Art 
by Jess X Chen & Noel’le Longhaul
So happy to see that the etching I did with  laughingloone was chosen as the cover art of the Dark Mountain Book 5! This literary and arts journal and artist network is based in the UK, and publishes a bi-annual collection of work that strives to “reflect the global reality of ecological collapse, material contraction and social and political unravelling.” I really admire their work. Read their beautifully-written and intentional manifesto here! You can order this volume here.
Thanks to AD Charlotte Du Cann for choosing us, and for her great work in designing and laying out this whole 200 page beast, I can’t wait for this huge book to arrive in my mailbox.
jessxchen:

Dark Mountain Book 5 Cover Art 
by Jess X Chen & Noel’le Longhaul
So happy to see that the etching I did with  laughingloone was chosen as the cover art of the Dark Mountain Book 5! This literary and arts journal and artist network is based in the UK, and publishes a bi-annual collection of work that strives to “reflect the global reality of ecological collapse, material contraction and social and political unravelling.” I really admire their work. Read their beautifully-written and intentional manifesto here! You can order this volume here.
Thanks to AD Charlotte Du Cann for choosing us, and for her great work in designing and laying out this whole 200 page beast, I can’t wait for this huge book to arrive in my mailbox.
jessxchen:

Dark Mountain Book 5 Cover Art 
by Jess X Chen & Noel’le Longhaul
So happy to see that the etching I did with  laughingloone was chosen as the cover art of the Dark Mountain Book 5! This literary and arts journal and artist network is based in the UK, and publishes a bi-annual collection of work that strives to “reflect the global reality of ecological collapse, material contraction and social and political unravelling.” I really admire their work. Read their beautifully-written and intentional manifesto here! You can order this volume here.
Thanks to AD Charlotte Du Cann for choosing us, and for her great work in designing and laying out this whole 200 page beast, I can’t wait for this huge book to arrive in my mailbox.

jessxchen:

Dark Mountain Book 5 Cover Art 

by Jess X Chen & Noel’le Longhaul

So happy to see that the etching I did with  laughingloone was chosen as the cover art of the Dark Mountain Book 5! This literary and arts journal and artist network is based in the UK, and publishes a bi-annual collection of work that strives to “reflect the global reality of ecological collapse, material contraction and social and political unravelling.” I really admire their work. Read their beautifully-written and intentional manifesto here! You can order this volume here.

Thanks to AD Charlotte Du Cann for choosing us, and for her great work in designing and laying out this whole 200 page beast, I can’t wait for this huge book to arrive in my mailbox.

iambeyon:

i think eyelashes are the most beautiful things. (excerpt from animated music video for Primary Stress)

iambeyon:

i think eyelashes are the most beautiful things. (excerpt from animated music video for Primary Stress)

jessxchen:

Merch for Franny Choi!
Franny just came out with her first book, Floating Brilliant Gone which I illustrated. I designed some merch for her tour. Her poem: The Lyrics of Lil Wayne’s Pussy Monster Re-Arranged By Order Of Frequency is screen printed on a 8.5x11” back patch. Originally published in PANK magazine and on many national poetry slam stages. The Providence Journal says that when Franny reveals that "Lil’ Wayne says “pussy” 40 times, as if she’s slapped an “Ingredients” label on the side of the song, alerting listeners to exactly what they’re consuming." 
The last patch contains a quote from her poem "If the stars have been dead for billions of years by the time their light reaches us, then it follows that my retinas are a truer thing to call "sky."
These are all available at Franny’s upcoming shows and on the LoveHoldLetGo Etsy.

Available on our Etsy Store! jessxchen:

Merch for Franny Choi!
Franny just came out with her first book, Floating Brilliant Gone which I illustrated. I designed some merch for her tour. Her poem: The Lyrics of Lil Wayne’s Pussy Monster Re-Arranged By Order Of Frequency is screen printed on a 8.5x11” back patch. Originally published in PANK magazine and on many national poetry slam stages. The Providence Journal says that when Franny reveals that "Lil’ Wayne says “pussy” 40 times, as if she’s slapped an “Ingredients” label on the side of the song, alerting listeners to exactly what they’re consuming." 
The last patch contains a quote from her poem "If the stars have been dead for billions of years by the time their light reaches us, then it follows that my retinas are a truer thing to call "sky."
These are all available at Franny’s upcoming shows and on the LoveHoldLetGo Etsy.

Available on our Etsy Store! jessxchen:

Merch for Franny Choi!
Franny just came out with her first book, Floating Brilliant Gone which I illustrated. I designed some merch for her tour. Her poem: The Lyrics of Lil Wayne’s Pussy Monster Re-Arranged By Order Of Frequency is screen printed on a 8.5x11” back patch. Originally published in PANK magazine and on many national poetry slam stages. The Providence Journal says that when Franny reveals that "Lil’ Wayne says “pussy” 40 times, as if she’s slapped an “Ingredients” label on the side of the song, alerting listeners to exactly what they’re consuming." 
The last patch contains a quote from her poem "If the stars have been dead for billions of years by the time their light reaches us, then it follows that my retinas are a truer thing to call "sky."
These are all available at Franny’s upcoming shows and on the LoveHoldLetGo Etsy.

Available on our Etsy Store! jessxchen:

Merch for Franny Choi!
Franny just came out with her first book, Floating Brilliant Gone which I illustrated. I designed some merch for her tour. Her poem: The Lyrics of Lil Wayne’s Pussy Monster Re-Arranged By Order Of Frequency is screen printed on a 8.5x11” back patch. Originally published in PANK magazine and on many national poetry slam stages. The Providence Journal says that when Franny reveals that "Lil’ Wayne says “pussy” 40 times, as if she’s slapped an “Ingredients” label on the side of the song, alerting listeners to exactly what they’re consuming." 
The last patch contains a quote from her poem "If the stars have been dead for billions of years by the time their light reaches us, then it follows that my retinas are a truer thing to call "sky."
These are all available at Franny’s upcoming shows and on the LoveHoldLetGo Etsy.

Available on our Etsy Store!

jessxchen:

Merch for Franny Choi!

Franny just came out with her first book, Floating Brilliant Gone which I illustrated. I designed some merch for her tour. Her poem: The Lyrics of Lil Wayne’s Pussy Monster Re-Arranged By Order Of Frequency is screen printed on a 8.5x11” back patch. Originally published in PANK magazine and on many national poetry slam stages. The Providence Journal says that when Franny reveals that "Lil’ Wayne says “pussy” 40 times, as if she’s slapped an “Ingredients” label on the side of the song, alerting listeners to exactly what they’re consuming." 

The last patch contains a quote from her poem "If the stars have been dead for billions of years by the time their light reaches us, then it follows that my retinas are a truer thing to call "sky."

These are all available at Franny’s upcoming shows and on the LoveHoldLetGo Etsy.

Available on our Etsy Store!

Art Tablings this Weekend
HALIFAX: Saturday April 5, and Sunday April 6 from 10am-5pm Beyon will be tabling for LoveHoldLetGo at the Halifax Spring Crafters Market all day at the Olympic Center.   (2304 Hunter St, Halifax, NS)
PROVIDENCE: Saturday April 5, at 6-8pm jessxchen will be tabling for LoveHoldLetGo at Franny Choi’s Book Release party featuring korean food, some amazing poetry from local poets and a dance party.  She will be selling some merch made specifically for the release of Franny’s book.  (The Salon, 67 Eddy St, Providence, RI)
Everything in our etsy store will be for sale there plus a few newer things! Stay tuned. Come say hi.

Art Tablings this Weekend
HALIFAX: Saturday April 5, and Sunday April 6 from 10am-5pm Beyon will be tabling for LoveHoldLetGo at the Halifax Spring Crafters Market all day at the Olympic Center.   (2304 Hunter St, Halifax, NS)
PROVIDENCE: Saturday April 5, at 6-8pm jessxchen will be tabling for LoveHoldLetGo at Franny Choi’s Book Release party featuring korean food, some amazing poetry from local poets and a dance party.  She will be selling some merch made specifically for the release of Franny’s book.  (The Salon, 67 Eddy St, Providence, RI)
Everything in our etsy store will be for sale there plus a few newer things! Stay tuned. Come say hi.

Art Tablings this Weekend
HALIFAX: Saturday April 5, and Sunday April 6 from 10am-5pm Beyon will be tabling for LoveHoldLetGo at the Halifax Spring Crafters Market all day at the Olympic Center.   (2304 Hunter St, Halifax, NS)
PROVIDENCE: Saturday April 5, at 6-8pm jessxchen will be tabling for LoveHoldLetGo at Franny Choi’s Book Release party featuring korean food, some amazing poetry from local poets and a dance party.  She will be selling some merch made specifically for the release of Franny’s book.  (The Salon, 67 Eddy St, Providence, RI)
Everything in our etsy store will be for sale there plus a few newer things! Stay tuned. Come say hi.

Art Tablings this Weekend
HALIFAX: Saturday April 5, and Sunday April 6 from 10am-5pm Beyon will be tabling for LoveHoldLetGo at the Halifax Spring Crafters Market all day at the Olympic Center.   (2304 Hunter St, Halifax, NS)
PROVIDENCE: Saturday April 5, at 6-8pm jessxchen will be tabling for LoveHoldLetGo at Franny Choi’s Book Release party featuring korean food, some amazing poetry from local poets and a dance party.  She will be selling some merch made specifically for the release of Franny’s book.  (The Salon, 67 Eddy St, Providence, RI)
Everything in our etsy store will be for sale there plus a few newer things! Stay tuned. Come say hi.

Art Tablings this Weekend
HALIFAX: Saturday April 5, and Sunday April 6 from 10am-5pm Beyon will be tabling for LoveHoldLetGo at the Halifax Spring Crafters Market all day at the Olympic Center.   (2304 Hunter St, Halifax, NS)
PROVIDENCE: Saturday April 5, at 6-8pm jessxchen will be tabling for LoveHoldLetGo at Franny Choi’s Book Release party featuring korean food, some amazing poetry from local poets and a dance party.  She will be selling some merch made specifically for the release of Franny’s book.  (The Salon, 67 Eddy St, Providence, RI)
Everything in our etsy store will be for sale there plus a few newer things! Stay tuned. Come say hi.

Art Tablings this Weekend

HALIFAX: Saturday April 5, and Sunday April 6 from 10am-5pm Beyon will be tabling for LoveHoldLetGo at the Halifax Spring Crafters Market all day at the Olympic Center.   (2304 Hunter St, Halifax, NS)

PROVIDENCE: Saturday April 5, at 6-8pm jessxchen will be tabling for LoveHoldLetGo at Franny Choi’s Book Release party featuring korean food, some amazing poetry from local poets and a dance party.  She will be selling some merch made specifically for the release of Franny’s book.  (The Salon, 67 Eddy St, Providence, RI)

Everything in our etsy store will be for sale there plus a few newer things! Stay tuned. Come say hi.

iambeyon:

jess and i just did the first run of these last night! if you ever wanted a patch that will take up your entire back you might like this one. [15”x16”]
ETSY
original artwork by beyon, commissioned album art for Ava Marie

new patches available from our ETSY store! iambeyon:

jess and i just did the first run of these last night! if you ever wanted a patch that will take up your entire back you might like this one. [15”x16”]
ETSY
original artwork by beyon, commissioned album art for Ava Marie

new patches available from our ETSY store! iambeyon:

jess and i just did the first run of these last night! if you ever wanted a patch that will take up your entire back you might like this one. [15”x16”]
ETSY
original artwork by beyon, commissioned album art for Ava Marie

new patches available from our ETSY store! iambeyon:

jess and i just did the first run of these last night! if you ever wanted a patch that will take up your entire back you might like this one. [15”x16”]
ETSY
original artwork by beyon, commissioned album art for Ava Marie

new patches available from our ETSY store! iambeyon:

jess and i just did the first run of these last night! if you ever wanted a patch that will take up your entire back you might like this one. [15”x16”]
ETSY
original artwork by beyon, commissioned album art for Ava Marie

new patches available from our ETSY store!

iambeyon:

jess and i just did the first run of these last night! if you ever wanted a patch that will take up your entire back you might like this one. [15”x16”]

ETSY

original artwork by beyon, commissioned album art for Ava Marie

new patches available from our ETSY store!

oakheartcollective:

iambeyon:

 jess and i recently opened up an etsy shop where we are selling books, prints, and patches. in the coming weeks we plan on adding a ton more stuff while preparing to table at the Halifax Crafters on april 5th-6th. 

Hey all! Two friends of ours, Jess X Chen & Beyon, just opened an Etsy store for their zines, prints, and patches. Their work is focused around themes of intersectional anti-colonialism and environmental justice.They are wonderful artists and it’s well worth checking their animations, artwork, poetry, and puppetry work. They are currently based in Halifax, Nova Scotia but Jess is about to head south to New York![LoveHoldLetGo] [Facebook] [Etsy] [Twitter]
oakheartcollective:

iambeyon:

 jess and i recently opened up an etsy shop where we are selling books, prints, and patches. in the coming weeks we plan on adding a ton more stuff while preparing to table at the Halifax Crafters on april 5th-6th. 

Hey all! Two friends of ours, Jess X Chen & Beyon, just opened an Etsy store for their zines, prints, and patches. Their work is focused around themes of intersectional anti-colonialism and environmental justice.They are wonderful artists and it’s well worth checking their animations, artwork, poetry, and puppetry work. They are currently based in Halifax, Nova Scotia but Jess is about to head south to New York![LoveHoldLetGo] [Facebook] [Etsy] [Twitter]
oakheartcollective:

iambeyon:

 jess and i recently opened up an etsy shop where we are selling books, prints, and patches. in the coming weeks we plan on adding a ton more stuff while preparing to table at the Halifax Crafters on april 5th-6th. 

Hey all! Two friends of ours, Jess X Chen & Beyon, just opened an Etsy store for their zines, prints, and patches. Their work is focused around themes of intersectional anti-colonialism and environmental justice.They are wonderful artists and it’s well worth checking their animations, artwork, poetry, and puppetry work. They are currently based in Halifax, Nova Scotia but Jess is about to head south to New York![LoveHoldLetGo] [Facebook] [Etsy] [Twitter]

oakheartcollective:

iambeyon:

 jess and i recently opened up an etsy shop where we are selling books, prints, and patches. in the coming weeks we plan on adding a ton more stuff while preparing to table at the Halifax Crafters on april 5th-6th. 

Hey all! Two friends of ours, Jess X Chen & Beyon, just opened an Etsy store for their zines, prints, and patches. Their work is focused around themes of intersectional anti-colonialism and environmental justice.
They are wonderful artists and it’s well worth checking their animations, artwork, poetry, and puppetry work. They are currently based in Halifax, Nova Scotia but Jess is about to head south to New York!
[LoveHoldLetGo] [Facebook] [Etsy] [Twitter]

jessxchen:

Jess X Chen 2014
loveholdletgo just opened an Etsy store, and I made a couple of small patches and back patches featuring some of me and Beyon’s recent printmaking work. We ship from Halifax, NS, but starting in April 6, we will ship from both new york city and halifax, nova scotia.
Here are upcoming craft tablings and performances where you can buy our stuff or say hi!Sat/Sun April 5-6th Halifax Crafters with our friends from oakheartcollective. Sat, April 5th, Franny Choi’s Providence book release party 
Fri, April 11th, 8pm East Meets Words Bookstore (Cambridge, MA)  with iampaultran
April 26th-27th Brooklyn Zine Fest  with our friend thecowation
Sat, May 3rd 10-4pmSpring RISD Alumni Art Sale with the lovely secretdoorprojects


New patches available at our etsy store! Upcoming performances and events with Jess & Beyon. jessxchen:

Jess X Chen 2014
loveholdletgo just opened an Etsy store, and I made a couple of small patches and back patches featuring some of me and Beyon’s recent printmaking work. We ship from Halifax, NS, but starting in April 6, we will ship from both new york city and halifax, nova scotia.
Here are upcoming craft tablings and performances where you can buy our stuff or say hi!Sat/Sun April 5-6th Halifax Crafters with our friends from oakheartcollective. Sat, April 5th, Franny Choi’s Providence book release party 
Fri, April 11th, 8pm East Meets Words Bookstore (Cambridge, MA)  with iampaultran
April 26th-27th Brooklyn Zine Fest  with our friend thecowation
Sat, May 3rd 10-4pmSpring RISD Alumni Art Sale with the lovely secretdoorprojects


New patches available at our etsy store! Upcoming performances and events with Jess & Beyon. jessxchen:

Jess X Chen 2014
loveholdletgo just opened an Etsy store, and I made a couple of small patches and back patches featuring some of me and Beyon’s recent printmaking work. We ship from Halifax, NS, but starting in April 6, we will ship from both new york city and halifax, nova scotia.
Here are upcoming craft tablings and performances where you can buy our stuff or say hi!Sat/Sun April 5-6th Halifax Crafters with our friends from oakheartcollective. Sat, April 5th, Franny Choi’s Providence book release party 
Fri, April 11th, 8pm East Meets Words Bookstore (Cambridge, MA)  with iampaultran
April 26th-27th Brooklyn Zine Fest  with our friend thecowation
Sat, May 3rd 10-4pmSpring RISD Alumni Art Sale with the lovely secretdoorprojects


New patches available at our etsy store! Upcoming performances and events with Jess & Beyon. jessxchen:

Jess X Chen 2014
loveholdletgo just opened an Etsy store, and I made a couple of small patches and back patches featuring some of me and Beyon’s recent printmaking work. We ship from Halifax, NS, but starting in April 6, we will ship from both new york city and halifax, nova scotia.
Here are upcoming craft tablings and performances where you can buy our stuff or say hi!Sat/Sun April 5-6th Halifax Crafters with our friends from oakheartcollective. Sat, April 5th, Franny Choi’s Providence book release party 
Fri, April 11th, 8pm East Meets Words Bookstore (Cambridge, MA)  with iampaultran
April 26th-27th Brooklyn Zine Fest  with our friend thecowation
Sat, May 3rd 10-4pmSpring RISD Alumni Art Sale with the lovely secretdoorprojects


New patches available at our etsy store! Upcoming performances and events with Jess & Beyon. jessxchen:

Jess X Chen 2014
loveholdletgo just opened an Etsy store, and I made a couple of small patches and back patches featuring some of me and Beyon’s recent printmaking work. We ship from Halifax, NS, but starting in April 6, we will ship from both new york city and halifax, nova scotia.
Here are upcoming craft tablings and performances where you can buy our stuff or say hi!Sat/Sun April 5-6th Halifax Crafters with our friends from oakheartcollective. Sat, April 5th, Franny Choi’s Providence book release party 
Fri, April 11th, 8pm East Meets Words Bookstore (Cambridge, MA)  with iampaultran
April 26th-27th Brooklyn Zine Fest  with our friend thecowation
Sat, May 3rd 10-4pmSpring RISD Alumni Art Sale with the lovely secretdoorprojects


New patches available at our etsy store! Upcoming performances and events with Jess & Beyon.

jessxchen:

Jess X Chen 2014

loveholdletgo just opened an Etsy store, and I made a couple of small patches and back patches featuring some of me and Beyon’s recent printmaking work. We ship from Halifax, NS, but starting in April 6, we will ship from both new york city and halifax, nova scotia.

Here are upcoming craft tablings and performances where you can buy our stuff or say hi!

Sat/Sun April 5-6th Halifax Crafters with our friends from oakheartcollective.
Sat, April 5th, Franny Choi’s Providence book release party 

Fri, April 11th, 8pm East Meets Words Bookstore (Cambridge, MA)  with iampaultran

April 26th-27th Brooklyn Zine Fest  with our friend thecowation

Sat, May 3rd 10-4pm
Spring RISD Alumni Art Sale with the lovely secretdoorprojects

New patches available at our etsy store! Upcoming performances and events with Jess & Beyon.

iambeyon:

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first few frames of a new hand drawn animation that i’m working on. in the distance to the left, silhouetted by stars is citadel hill, the area surrounding it was then called K’jipuktuk, but now stands Halifax, the forest is replaced by condo’s and cranes. it doesn’t really matter that we’ve been pushed out of our beloved neighborhood.

  before a genocidal rampage of Edward Cornwallis against the Mi’kmaq people that occurred so that we may live by the ocean, before we poisoned that ocean with our leaky ships and coffins, and before our home was built on the street named in honor of a mass murderer and then torn down and renovated into condo’s for the next group of invaders to arrive, in a “historic” neighborhood, where the history is one where all things good are burned and all things evil are protected — before all of these things, it was really beautiful here.

    UPCOMING ANIMATED MUSIC VIDEO FOR DEFUNCT HALIFAX BLACK METAL BAND: PRIMARY STRESS!! 

jessxchen:

There is an onslaught of American media that recreate environmental disaster and violence with over-stated CGI, until the disaster becomes spectacle. However, spectacle suddenly becomes tragedy when the disaster is happening to the one you love.

If we grow to love the Earth, the disaster of…