I am very much looking forward to 11 Women of Spirit, a mini-art fair at Zürcher Gallery, 11 female artists representing themselves in the space. I will be showing recent Karstic-Action paintings. Opening Reception: Monday, March 2, 6 – 8 PM Closing Reception: Sunday, March 8, 5-7 PM Open to the Public:
Tuesday, March 3- Saturday, March 7: 12-8pm
Sunday, March 8: 12 – 7pm Galeriezurcher.com 33 Bleecker Street, New-York, NY.
Below, the video documentation & above, two paintings of our latest Karstic-Action at The Lace Mill in Kingston N.Y. Together with Michael Bisio (bass), Patrick Higgings (guitar & electronics), Pierre Joris (poetry), we wove, carved, painted, played, occupied, sung, worded , danced a 50-minute improvised action.
Voilà! I am looking forward to see you in March and together let’s Persist Resist & Care and keep our spirits up !
Join us at The Poetry Project, Thursday, October 10 | 8 PM for a celebration of her writing!
With readings by Zohra Atash, Lilah Dougherty,Judy Hussie-Taylor, Pierre Joris, David Levi-Strauss, Meredith Monk,Nicole Peyrafitte, George Quasha, Jerome Rothenberg, Cecilia Vicuña & Anne Waldman.
Carolee Schneemann was a writer and artist of intimacy — bloody, feline, mortal, ancient, and tender. Her understanding of intimacy or union included the weaving of written and uttered language, movement and gesture, and the visual register of images throughout her art-making practice. And it also extended to the way she lived, in close friendship with many poets, forming community with fellow writers, artists, and makers across a number of scenes, circles, disciplines, challenging and inspiring and turning on her friends and collaborators. In a 1975 letter Carolee Schneemann wrote to a male friend attempting to explain gender and art to her, “I BELONG TO NATURE NOT TO THESE ARTIFACTS YOU CHOOSE. I AM ELECTRICAL VULVIC BOLT IN TIME.”
Her work — simultaneously provocative, unsettling, defiant, romantic, and magnetic — has often been critically understood through sensuality and the body. While this uncompromising embodiment is crucial, in her writing we find guiding notes and framing toward a more expansive engagement with her project, always moving towards the reckoning pleasure of liberation. The writing, like her work across other mediums, is always intense, precise, rigorous, with her psychic and political senses attuned through her vision to a guiltless, boundless freedom.
It is impossible to wrap my head around Steve’s departure. I met Steve and Yuko at an Art opening for Mary Beach in the early 2000. When I permanently moved to NYC in 2007, they were incredibly supportive. They took me around and Steve got me several readings & introduced me to a lot of great music & musiciens.
When I asked them to be part of my film Thing Fall Where They Lie along with Eric Sarner & Katalin Pataki, they were once again totally supportive. We shot for one week. These two pairs of artists had never met each other and their backgrounds were four different countries and four different mother-tongues. What was supposed to be some sort of historical portrait of Bagnères-de-Luchon, my hometown in the French Pyrenees, became an exercise in poetic drift through their personal stories. They all fell in love with each other, they shared love for jazz and poetry — their sensitivities coupled with a joyous curiosity took over. For seven days, shooting in cinéma vérité style, I followed them in the once upon a time glamorous spa where we all re-imagined the lives of a famous jazz violinist and of Karl Marx’s grandson, both buried in Bagnères-de-Luchon.
Steve was inexhaustibly funny, smart, bringing so much to the group dynamic of group — & yes! He was happy for a full week! I personally never saw him so consistently happy for one full week. I spent countless hours editing the film, and it truly was a joy, I loved looking at Steve on the screen, his soft gaze, his pursing lips, his deambulations….
We have not lost Steve, he departed before us. Thank you for being you, Steve, and to you Yuko, be strong! We need you! Much much love and we hug you tight.
I am so blessed to have known you, Steve: you enriched and brought much joy to my life. I love you forever.
I am delighted to share this event with my long time art-sister Lori Anderson-Moseman.
We both have recent books out and we will launch them together!
Lori’s book : Y (The Operating System, 2019)
& mine is : Landsc0pe (Plaine Page, 2018)
reading at Berl’s Poetry Brooklyn
Thursday March 14 2018 @ 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Lori Anderson Moseman’s poetry collections include Y, (The Operating System, 2019), Light Each Pause (Spuyten Duyvil, 2017), Flash Mob (Spuyten Duyvil, 2016), All Steel (Flim Forum Press, 2012), Temporary Bunk (Swank Books, 2009), Persona (Swank Books, 2003), and Cultivating Excess (The Eighth Mountain Press, 1992). Her collection DARN is forthcoming from Delete Press in 2019. Her collaboration with book artist Karen Pava Randall, Full Quiver, is available from Propolis Press. Her collaborations with artist Sheila Goloborokto are featured in Talon Review v.2 n.1 and Dusie 17: The Ecopoethos Issue. A former educator, she ran the press Stockport Flats from 2006-2016. See: www.loriandersonmoseman.com
Nicole Peyrafitte is a Pyrenean-born pluridisciplinary artist whose writings, films/videos, paintings & voice-work draw on her eclectic background & the experiences of shaping identity across two continents and four languages. Latest books & projects: Landsc0pe (Plaine Page 2018) Bi-Valve, Vulvic Space | Vulvic Knowledge (Plaine Page 2016) Carnets 1 & 2 ( RedFox Press 2016-2019) Liminal Thread (Venternier 2017). In 2018 she completed Things Fall Where They Lie, an impro-cinéma-vérité documentary film. In 2017, she created Domopoetic Works, a three-tier exhibition of art- and video-works at the Galerie Simoncini in Luxembourg, with her husband & often-times collaborator Pierre Joris. They reside in Brooklyn. More at: www.nicolepeyrafitte.com
The summer is winding down & we sure had a busy & productive one (see details below).
We are looking forward to reconnect with you all & we have events & books coming out !
Meanwhile wishing you a beautiful fall.
Nicole & Pierre
SEPTEMBER: Pierre Joris Tuesday, September 11 | 7:30 pm-8:45 pm Not Invisible Today: Winners of PEN Translation Prizes WORD Bookstore, 126 Franklin St. Brooklyn, NY 11222 Meet the translators behind prize-winning translations. Sponsored by PEN America’s Translation Committee and moderated by Committee member Jonathan Cohen, this program showcases three translators talking about translation and reading from their works. We will hear from Pierre Joris, 2005 Poetry in Translation Award winner for Lightduress (Paul Celan); Tess Lewis, 2017 PEN Translation Prize winner for her translation from German of Angel of Oblivion (Maja Haderlap); and Sandra Smith, 2007 PEN Translation Prize winner for Suite Française (Irène Némirovsky).
Pierre Joris Thursday, September 20| 7:30 pm With Pierre’s Words UAlbany Performing Arts Center, 1400 Washington Ave, Albany, NY 12222 Pierre & the Ellen Sinopoli Dance Company perform ”With Pierre’s Words” with music composed by Joel Chadabi, as part of the College of Arts and Sciences 25th anniversary celebration.
Pierre Joris Sunday, September 30 | 7-9 pm
Reading for International Translation Day KGB Bar, 85 East 4th St NYC 10003 Pierre Joris reads extracts from his translation of Safaa Fathy’s “Revolution goes through Walls”(SplitlevelTexts 2018).
OCTOBER: Pierre Joris & Richard Sieburth Monday, October 1, 6:30-7:30 p.m. The Imagination of Henri Michaux Albertine bookstore, 972 5th Ave, New York, NY 10075 Join Richard Sieburth & Pierre Joris as they discuss Sieburth‘s new translation of Henri Michaux’s “A Certain Plume” (NYRB).
Pierre Joris Thursday, October 4 – Friday, October 5
Symposium on “Ethnopoetics” UCSD, 9500 Gilman Dr, La Jolla, CA 92093
Details to be announced.
Joris/Peyrafitte & … Saturday, October 20 4pm
Poetry & music in tribute to Gerrit Lansing The Lace Mill, 165 Cornell St, Kingston, NY 12401
with Michael Bisio, bass
Don Byrd, Pierre Joris, Robert Kelly, Chuck Stein, George Quasha, Tamas Panitz, T. Urayoan Noel
NOVEMBER: Nicole Peyrafitte Wednesday, November 14 8pm Trickster Feminism with Anne Waldman & Friends
The Poetry Project, New York This event will highlight Anne Waldman’s new book Trickster Feminism, Penguin, 2018. With musicians, vocalists: Fast Speaking Music (Devin Brahja Waldman and Ambrose Bye) with special guests: Melanie Dyer, Janice Lowe, Thurston Moore, and the premiere of a short video “Crepuscular” by No Land, 2018.
Nicole Peyrafitte: LANDSC0PE, Éditions Plaine Page, June 2018
U.S book release TBA / disponible chez votre libraire et/ou en vente ici CARNET 2, an artist book by Redfoxpress, Ireland, August 2018.
also available online / en vente ici
Pierre Joris: Stations d’al-Hallaj, translated by Habib Tengour, Apic Editions, Algiers, 2018
Safaa Fathy, Revolution Goes Through Walls, translated by Pierre Joris with Safaa Fathy, SplitLevel, 2018
Forthcoming later this year: Adonis & Pierre Joris: Conversations in the Pyrenees, Contra Mundum Press, 2018
Paul Celan, Microliths(Posthumous prose) translated by Pierre Joris, attem-verlag, 2018
Pierre Joris at Black Mountain Ghost Jam May 2018.
Pierre Joris, with Nicole Peyrafitte and Camilla Nelson. Filmed by Penny Hallas with iphone-recorded soundtrack by Sarah Rhys. Projected films by Penny Hallas, projected still images arranged by Allen Fisher. Recorded sounds by Lyndon Davies.