If I Go Missing, Burn Everything.

(The Refinery, South Slope, Friday, June 3, 6pm-9pm) “If I Go Missing, Burn Everything.” Number 9 by Trust Studio will feature new works from Caro (they/them) and Crain (he/they) Gutiérrez. Combining the influences of revolutionary Peruvian street art, Chicha, and the purpose-and-accessibility-driven design ethics of The Bauhaus, the two create a bold, provocative collection of multimedia installations, sculpture, and functional homewares, as well as art prints, stickers, and other accessibly-priced merchandise. Featuring: Vegan and GF Peruvian food and N/A drinks by Ayni51, music by Asheville’s beloved DJ Little Fury, photo booth in cooperation with The Asheville Darkroom. The phrase, “If I go missing, burn everything,” speaks to the daily fear of so many involved in anti-oppression work; the daily fear of a target on your back, and the despair that comes from a life of love and fear, forever locked together. In both Peru and the US, those who participate in mutual aid or anti-oppression work are harassed, assaulted, and all too often, they are murdered, abducted, or otherwise disappeared. “Burn everything” can be taken in many ways, but it always follows an acute heartbreak - a suddenly missing accomplice in survival and a breach of the walls we build to keep ourselves and our work safe… It is this loss that makes us move when it is all too heavy.

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