"For the poem “She Had Her Own Reason for Participating,” Sand imprinted copper cards with sentences from the documents that begin with “She” and include phrases about the women under surveillance taken from the files. This poem both highlights and collapses the differences in privilege among the activist women in the files...”
While in residency at Largo das Artes, funded by the Regional Arts and Culture Council, Kaia Sand is investigating corporeal decay, fire, and power, stemming from her research into global warming and ever-more-extreme means of extracting oil....She is drawing from a range of influences in Brazil- from the artists Leonilson and Arthur Bispo do Rosário to the popular and public poetry practices of "literatura de cordel” in the northeast of Brazil as well as “pixação”, the poetry painted on the streets of Rio de Janeiro.
These poems narrate seven stories from Lloyd's work as a citizen intervener to prevent the construction of nuclear plants, regulate nuclear waste, and close down the only nuclear plant in Oregon, Trojan. During this
segement on OPB's Think Out Loud that Garrick Imatani and I did , you can hear the clip where Marbet tells the story that leads to his statement, "So He Raised His Hand."