Claire Potter will perform at the next Other Room on Thursday 29th November, The Castle Hotel, Oldham Street, Manchester, M2 4PD. 7 PM start, free entry, book stall. The other performers are Karen Mac Cormack and Steve McCaffery.
The clip shows Claire performing at X Marks the Bökship in Bethnal Green, London. For more about Claire, visit her site.
A new American press, publishing chapbooks, artist books, and ephemeral objects, beginning with Daniel Lehan’s LETTERSHAPED.
Karen Mac Cormack will perform at the next Other Room on Thursday 29th November, The Castle Hotel, Oldham Street, Manchester, M2 4PD. 7 PM start, free entry, book stall. The other performers are Steve McCaffery and Claire Potter.
The above clip shows her reading at Birkbeck in London in 2012. For more about Karen, see her page at the Electronic Poetry Center.
There has been no one city’s culture, at one singular time in modern history, more widely influential on contemporary thought than that of Habsburg Vienna a century ago. A time so densely constituted with intellectual revolution in fields as diverse as poetry, fiction, journalism, music, composition, philosophy, psychology, art…that it seems it can often only be evoked through a wistfulness that belies the melancholy, the energy and the seismic change that constituted it.
Against these reverberations, Kakania – over 4 events, over two dozen new commissions, multiple publications and an array of contemporary artists – aims to not just to evoke that era, but to envelope it, to transpose it. To relive it in new colours. Kakania is new artists making new work, paying their debt to that remarkable period of Austrian history in the writing, performance and artworks they are making.
From the Rich Mix Arts Centre to the Freud Museum to the Austrian Cultural Forum this is a project which explores the legacy of the Habsburg era through decidedly contemporary, original works of text and art which will attempt to be as complex and genre testing as the works, and the people, they are responsive to. This is a project where the past, and our understanding of it, will not be refracted through historical analysis, but the creative process, and one that is utterly contemporary. Kakania will be an opportunity for audiences to discover the Habsburg era in a wholly new guise, that is our era.
The first event takes place on Tues November 25th at the Rich Mix in London, featuring brand new commissions from:
Sharon Gal on Anton Webern
Jeff Hilson on Ludwig Wittgenstein
Ariadne Radi Cor & Diane Silverthorne on Alma Mahler
Dylan Nyoukis on Raoul Hausmann
Stephen Emmerson on Rainer Maria Rilke
Maja Jantar on Lou Andreas-Salome
Steve McCaffery will perform at the next Other Room on Thursday 29th November, The Castle Hotel, Oldham Street, Manchester, M2 4PD. 7 PM start, free entry, book stall. The other performers are Karen Mac Cormack and Claire Potter.
The above clip shows Steve performing “The White Pages” and other work at the Burchfield Penny Art Center, Buffalo, NY. 14 January 2013. For more, visit Steve’s page at the Electronic Poetry Center.
Manson reveals English words hiding within the original French text of Mallarmé’s poems.
‘These pages are strewn with shreds of words: unevenly dispersed, semantically uncomfortable in each other’s company, they stumble together to make momentary meaning before drifting apart on the white space of the page.’