The Writing of Carolee Schneemann at The Poetry Project NYC

The Writing of Carolee Schneemann at The Poetry Project NYC

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-TaylorPierre JorisDavid Levi-Strauss, Meredith Monk, Nicole PeyrafitteGeorge QuashaJerome Rothenberg, Cecilia VicuñaAnne 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. 

 

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The Poetry Project
St. Mark’s Church | 131 E. 10th Street
New York, NY 10003
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Lori Anderson Moseman & Nicole Peyrafitte at Berl’s Poetry Brooklyn

Lori Anderson Moseman & Nicole Peyrafitte at Berl’s Poetry Brooklyn

I am delighted to share this event with my long time art-sister Lori Anderson-Moseman.
We both have recent books and we will launch them together!

Her is: Y (The Operating System, 2019)
Mine is : Landsc0pe (Plaine Page, 2018)

About us:
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