Edition Taberna Kritika’s Hartmut Abendschein has not just published my konzeptuelle arbeiten, he has also tattooed one of my visual poems (excerpted from Kern) on his arm . . .

Arn McBay has animated the image i created for Reverse2017: The Copenhagen International Poetry Festival

At the invitation of Contemporary Calgary, i spent the day exploring Calgary’s 1967 Brutalist Planetarium building in the final days before slated renovations (as part of its transition in to a contemporary gallery space). Here are a few photographs of that day of exploration …

 

I’m thrilled to have artwork alongside Keegan Starlight, Amanda Fox & George Webber as part of “Keeping the Circle Strong Sharing our Culture: Celebrating National Aboriginal Day” (part of Aboriginal Awareness Week Calgary) — thank you Tamara Cardinal for the opportunity!

Had a lovely afternoon chatting with Pratim Sengupta and Alycia Wilson in the Mind, Matter & Media Lab yesterday — our wide-ranging conversations on ontology, classroom structures and grading, poetry, code and improvisation will be edited in to a YouTube video. While we were chatting, i constructed a large-scale visual poem, letting the conversations build upon the gestural creation . . .

The 50th piece in an ongoing series of visual transcriptions of every page of Finnegans Wake – a rendering of Joyce’s book of the dark‬. Each piece is created – graphite on paper – using an artistic technique called “blind contour” whereby the artist looks at the subject matter and NOT at the page he is creating (thus emphasizing hand-eye coordination and dedicated observation); blind-contour drawings often produce off-kilter depictions as an exercise in artistic weight-training.

These readings/writings echo Jame Joyce’s infamous blackboards and over-sized drafts during the creation of Finnegans Wake — my texts are records of readings.

friends in Paris: meet me at Yvon Lambert Bookshop on July 8th for the launch of a, A Novel!

8 July at 18:0021:00

Yvon Lambert Bookshop

108 rue Vieille du Temple, 75003 Paris, France

The Elephants features excerpts from my forthcoming A, A NOVEL

 

 

 

 

 

I’m thrilled that four of my students at Alberta College of Art + Design have volumes published through Poetry will be Made by All, and i encourage you to download or order of these fabulous first books:

Let me Introduce Myself — Stephanie Pauline Orr

#girlproblems – Victoria Braun

Shop Talk – Graeme Deardon

There was Warning – Natalie Lauchlan

and – a bonus – Ken Hunt’s Space Administration was also published during his tenure as an undergraduate student at the University of Calgary. . .

Poetry will be Made by Allan evolving exhibition, which investigates the significance of poetry and poetic practices today, as part of the ongoing research project, 89plus. Expanding on the emergent poetics of online distribution systems and the prominence of poetry in 89plus projects to date, the exhibition brings together works from renowned and upcoming international poets and writers within displays created by their peers working in design, visual arts and architecture. Inspired by the seminal exhibition “Transform the world! Poetry must be made by all!” curated by Ronald Hunt at the invitation of Pontus Hulten for the Moderna Museet in Stockholm in 1969, the exhibitions highlight how the written word, far from being diminished, finds a renewed importance within today’s digital information networks.

Running as a parallel project, ‘1000 Books by 1000 Poets’ will publish and disperse one thousand new books of expanded writing and poetry by authors from over fifty countries and spanning six continents. All books are published in the online library, where they are available as a free digital download as well as print-on-demand.