Launch: KY by C. Klockner, with readings by Maya Martinez and Rin KimThursday, September 12, 7-9pmJoin us for the launch of KY, a speculative archive that recounts a truly lubricated free market that occurred in the early 21st century. Klockner wrote this text in 2018. This is the first in the "all worlds series", a collection of queer sci-fi and speculatice fiction by C. Klockner and GenderFail.-Readers-C. Klockner (b. 1991, Cleveland, OH) is an artist and writer currently working in Brooklyn, New York. They founded the critical platform Post-Office Arts Journal, co-directed Bb project space (Baltimore, MD), and currently direct the online project GHOST. Recent exhibitions include 891 n. main, Providence, RI; The Luminary, St. Louis, MO; Interstate Projects, Brooklyn, NY; and Towson University Gallery, Towson, MD.Maya Martinez fell to earth in 1995. Has since been accumulating debts and can be seen enjoying the spot light.Rin Kim born in 1997 in Watertown, New York; is a mutli-diciplinary chimera, demi, hydra, mutt, graphic designer, filmmaker, alchemist, performance artist, writer, and yong working around non-binary mythologies, ritual storytelling, and fantasy. Their work is a hyperfocused movements of a particular upheaval, an ongoing irruption that re-arranges every assumption of the equivalence of subjectivity and identity. Call them: they / him / Rin / or nothing"ng the spot light.GenderFail is a publishing and programming initiative that seeks to encourage projects that foster an intersectional queer subjectivity. Their projects look at various forms of failure - from personal, public, and political perspectives - as a boundless form of creative potential. GenderFail is fueled by the messiness of collaboration, education, and community to continue to push our goals of failing forward. GenderFail has been apart of exhibitions, programs and events at MoMA PS1, The Studio Museum in Harlem, Williams College Museum of Art, The International Center of Photography, Wendy's Subway, Ulises Books, among others. GenderFail publications can be found in the library collections of the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Museum of Modern Art, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Center for Book Arts and many others.
Launch: The Neckless Spokesperson of the Garden of Earthly Delights
Thursday, July 11, 7pm
Join us for the launch of John DeWitt's The Neckless Spokesperson of the Garden of Earthly Delights, a book about how words become things and vice versa. With readings by John DeWitt, Corina Copp, and Jackie Wang.
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John DeWitt is author of Ends (Tipped Press, 2012), Visceral Apocrypha (Shit Valley, 2013) and The Neckless Spokesperson of the Garden of Earthly Delights (Face Press, 2019). He is doing doctoral research on the dark side of language at the Université Sorbonne Nouvelle in Paris.
Corina Copp is the translator of Chantal Akerman's My Mother Laughs (The Song Cave, 2019), and Night Lobby (e-flux, forthcoming); and the author of The Green Ray (Ugly Duckling Presse, 2015) and the ongoing play, The Whole Tragedy of the Inability to Love (Artists Space, Home Alone 2, Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, NYC PRELUDE Festival, Dixon Place), among other performance-scripts and chapbooks. Her adaptation of Ivorian writer Werewere Liking’s ‘chant-roman’ (song-novel), It Shall Be of Jasper and Coral, appeared at Sector 2337 (Chicago) in 2017, directed by Josh Hoglund. Recent work can be found soon or now, unstaged, in Frieze, Millennium Film Journal, Film Comment, Film Quarterly, BOMB, Hyperallergic, and the anthology America: Films From Elsewhere (forthcoming, Shoestring Press, 2019). She is often living in Los Angeles, pursuing a doctorate at the University of Southern California’s School of Cinematic Arts.
Jackie Wang is s a student of the dream state, black studies scholar, prison abolitionist, poet, filmmaker, multimedia artist, trauma monster, and PhD candidate at Harvard University in African and African American Studies. She is the author of Carceral Capitalism (Semiotext(e)), The Twitter Hive Mind is Dreaming (Robocup Press), a number of punk zines including On Being Hard Femme, and a collection of dream poems titled Tiny Spelunker of the Oneiro-Womb (Capricious).
Launch of Dropout: Camilo Roldán with alex cuff and Ted Dodson
Friday, July 12 - 7pm
Please join us for the launch of Camilo Roldán's Dropout (Ornithopter Press, 2019), featuring readings by Camilo, alex cuff, and Ted Dodson.- About Dropout -In 1971, Lee Lozano wrote, “IDENTITY CHANGES CONTINUOUSLY AS MULTIPLIED BY TIME. (IDENTITY IS A VECTOR.)” Dropout, Camilo Roldán's debut collection, challenges identity and authorship in poems that foreground intertextual relationships as a kind of interlingual liminality. A preoccupation with translation as authorship, and conversely, authorship as translation, wends its way through mistranslations, ekphrasis, mixtures of English and Spanish, collage poems, citations, glosses, and the ephemeral tracings of a reader's identity vector.- Readers -alex cuff is a writer and educator living in Brooklyn, NY. She’s a a co-founding editor of No, Dear magazine, a 2016 Poets House fellow, a Pushcart Prize nominee, and a graduate of the Milton Avery School of the Arts at Bard College. Her chapbook FAMILY, A NATURAL WONDER was published by Reality Beach in 2018.Ted Dodson is the author of At the National Monument / Always Today (Pioneer Works, 2016) and Pop! in Spring (Diez, 2013). He edits for BOMB and Futurepoem and is a former editor of The Poetry Project Newsletter.Camilo Roldán is a Colombian-American poet and translator born in Milwaukee, WI and currently living in Bogotá, Colombia. His poems and translations have appeared in various print and digital magazines in the US and Colombia. He is the translator of the chapbook Amilkar U., Nadaísta in Translation (These Signals Press, 2011), co-author of the chapbook ∆ [delta] with Douglas Piccinnini and Cynthia Gray (TPR Press, 2013), and author of the chapbook La Torre (Well Greased Press, 2015). His translation of Amílcar Osorio's Vana Stanza is forthcoming from Elis Press. Dropout is his first full-length book of poems.