On March 3, 2017, Rolling Counterpoint traveled to Downtown San Jose to participate in South First Friday. This event, organized in association with MACLA / Movimiento de Arte y Cultura Latino Americana, was the culmination of a series of conversations staged at venues around the South Bay.
Taro Hattori identified one key area of inquiry that emerged during prior conversations, “How do you work with your enemies?” and invited the assembled community to consider and reflect on this question, and use to it to guide conversation about how we might envision a better future.
Guests were able to add their voices to the ongoing conversation and respond to the questions generated through this process by joining Taro in the teahouse, participating in an open mike session, and engaging in various participatory art making activities with local artists. Other invited guests included visual artist and vocalist Marissa Katarina Bergmann and fiction-writer and poet Heather Bourbeau who performed songs and readings inspired by the stories, ideas, and questions generated through by Rolling Counterpoint. Please see below to view documentation from this event.