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The Necessity of French Cafés: Rue de Charenton  
7/24/16 Posted 6/29/16

The Necessity of French Cafés is the blog of ArtSlant's Georgia Fee Artist-in-Residence, Lisa Diane Wedgeworth, who is undertaking her residency in Paris during June and July 2016. Lisa will build this blog as a digital archive of essays, photographs, excerpts of narratives, and other relevant manifestations of the project. You can find more information about ArtSlant's Georgia Fee Artist/Writer Residency here. It is 2:34 am. I write from my home on Rue de Charenton, a lovely neighb... [more]

can't wait  
Nava Dunkelman, DunkelpeK, Overmorrow Duo, Cheena Marie Lo, Russell Norman, Jakob Pek, Kate Petersen, Christina Jarvis Simpson, Mosa Tsay at Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive June 20th 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Posted 6/9/16

I can't wait for this show! [more]

Viewers as Shoppers: What Should We Make of Big Retail Space?   Pick-button-0f29c6c075c514ef3a12253f1d60018e
Heather Phillipson at A+E Studios November 3rd, 2015 - November 22nd, 2015
Posted 11/16/15

When I was younger, my parents spent an exorbitant amount of time shopping at the department store Sears. It was one of the kid-in-tow errands I most detested. As a child, I considered this habitat overwhelming and exhausting: the overzealous salespeople, the crowds, the smells of new products and open boxes, the corny advertisements, the endless special offers. From entrance to exit, accompanying my parents on their routine department store escapade was a first-hand lesson in what I now know to be... [more]

Curator Mark Beasley on Performance, Poetry, and Possibility  
11/18/15 Posted 11/18/15

Mark Beasley is the British-born curator of Performa performance art Biennial, currently ongoing in New York. We sat down before the opening of the biennial in a quaint Brooklyn cafe to talk about the hope of performance art, how it is the best media to resist commodification, the resurgence of poetics in contemporary practice. Curator Mark Beasley. Courtesy Performa Joel Kuennen: What’s the hope of performance as a practice now? Mark Beasley: It strikes me as being central to a lot of change in th... [more]

The Shower Poems  
10/30/15 Posted 10/30/15

Lately I’ve been sleeping with middle-aged men seemingly always on the cusp of a breakdown or midst the mid-life crisis and I teeter on a verge of relation that just last week or maybe last mid-month I too hit a crisis, though it was only a quarter. But I don’t want to appear as some math whiz deflecting how grided bylines spigot deference interchanging ego’s x and y axis and I don’t want appear to care because in twenty-five years... [more]

When We Look Up  
10/30/15 Posted 10/30/15

Not that it was needed that much. I keep telling myself this. Although I can never remember despite the time in your voice that stopped you from telling me, how you didn’t catch the last bus but slept on a friend’s couch. Each call helps me identify a timeless now, moments in which the call cuts as the underground passes and the painted parts of the windowsills powder. I try to evoke a painting by Glackens The Woman Wearing a Green Turban but it’s only her han... [more]

Confusion - PoeTograph on Film  
5/15/15 Posted 5/15/15

Throwback to a time before digital images and social media, before smart phones with apps that put words on images, I used to write on my photography. Not directly on the print, but on the film or on glass overlays BEFORE I printed my work. #PoeTography - darkroom style. Was just digging around and found this and was surprised anew by this work - to see how true it is that the more we change, the more we stay the same. I dare myself to write on images now as it is new, when it really is an i... [more]

The Other Side (poeTography)  
5/15/15 Posted 5/15/15


Poetry - Rubble  
4/2/15 Posted 4/2/15

I may not tow the line you draw I do not draw my own line to tow I am not a rebel I may not follow the system I do not disrupt it I am not an anarchist I may not fit in any of your slots I do not exist outside of it I am not a nobody I am the rubble at the end of the road to some I stink to some am still useful they dump what is theirs but has no place in their homes has no place in their lives Sometimes dogs come and sniff they lick me pick me chew on me I let them f... [more]

After Dresden  
3/24/15 Posted 3/24/15

Your Baselitz heads of xanthous and brick, Glare lightly like sneezes on snow. Your courtyards and battlefields, Grey, paint walls of debris, of strangeness, lingering woe. A face wrung; water drops. Wool wraps womanly breasts. Cold trembles in pieces and barren blades crash down your walls. Oh disfigured city of black and green, Your houses all in a row. Hunched above rubble, Your tears swallowed by a forgiving earth. Skies widen, smoke settles. Ashen faces turn upwards. Your cloak dus... [more]

A collection of poems  
3/9/15 Posted 4/1/15

I have included these poems because my project proposal for the Georgia Fee Artist/Writer Residency relates to poetry and narrative. Coonara Suite Winter roses bloom in the season’s crisp chill, decorating a sparse array of vegetative hibernation. A field is covered with yellow like a sheet – daffodils disguised in the wash of colour. Down, down the stairs – a dream or destination; leading to a gully of uncertain ideas. S... [more]

Paris Dispatches: Fashion Adjacent  
2/2/15 Posted 2/2/15

Paris Dispatches is the blog of ArtSlant's Georgia Fee Artist in Residence, Brett Day Windham, who will be undertaking her residency in Paris during January and February 2015. She will be using the blog to share her process, work, and experience throughout the residency. You can find more information about ArtSlant's Georgia Fee Artist/Writer Residency here. Fashion week may be over, but I live in the Marais, and it is chic, and the sales are still on. So, I had an opportunity to see some re... [more]

1/15/15 Posted 4/3/15

I think that you think of a situation where an un-voluntary theater play is happening, nothing is lacking, not even a body that claims its complexity. There is no need to draw on shortage or blame the surplus of means. You just have to utter a sentence and rest, and the world will be created, as if you were a god that instead of power has poetry in his hands. These are just one of the possibles ways you can make up time when you suffer from tiredness. All the futures are present as a present,... [more]

1950s Collages by Helen Adam Anticipated the Internet Meme   Pick-button-0f29c6c075c514ef3a12253f1d60018e
Posted 1/5/15

A funny image accompanied by a one-liner caption—it’s a form we know all too well. The internet meme is infinitely reproducible, mutable, and sharable: they're digital artifacts symptomatic of our current cut-and-paste culture. But we’re not the first generation to cut and paste with wild abandon: in Europe in the 20s and 30s, photomontage became surreal art in the hands of practitioners like Hannah Höch, John Heartfield, and Raoul Hausmann; British artists took to colla... [more]

The Man at Ululation: Bob Cobbing   Pick-button-0f29c6c075c514ef3a12253f1d60018e
Bob Cobbing at CHELSEA space November 19th, 2014 - December 19th, 2014
Posted 12/10/14

On the wall of the gallery space at Chelsea College of Arts there is a screen on which a monochrome film plays out. It’s a transfer from an old tape marked at the edges with braided lines, strange interference artifacts of spooling marks in stark black and white framing the scene. The image of a room looks smoky, misty, colloidal, but that’s just the video. A man with a tight buzz cut stoops over a fire bucket, poised, an end-blown flute to his mouth, using the opening and the moveme... [more]

Allen Ginsberg’s Photographs: The Unforgivable Passage of Time   Pick-button-0f29c6c075c514ef3a12253f1d60018e
Allen Ginsberg at University of Toronto Art Centre September 2nd, 2014 - December 6th, 2014
Posted 10/24/14

An exhibition of Allen Ginsberg’s photographs, currently on view at the University of Toronto’s Art Centre, presents its audience with a large volume of stills taken by the poet between 1953 and 1996. Approximately 150 images hang on the walls of We are Continually Exposed to the Flashbulb of Death: The Photographs of Allen Ginsberg (1953-1996), representing some of Ginsberg’s most intimate documented moments that capture and immortalize an instance in time. The viewer’s r... [more]

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