Black Mountain College USA (1933 – 1957) comes to the Black Mountains of Powys, Wales. A full weekend exploration and celebration of the work, philosophy and ongoing influence of that remarkable, mid-twentieth century educational and multi-genre artistic experimental venture.
MAY 26th – 27th, THE BRITANNIA INN,
Saturday Morning 11.00 – 1.00
Welcome and Introduction
Michael Kindellan: Charles Olson and education.
Ian Hunt: Anni Albers and Josef Albers.
Wanda O’Connor: Towards a Post-Projective Poetics.
Saturday Afternoon 2.00 – 5.00
Jeff Hilson: Gertrude Stein, Black Mountain and Ray Johnson.
Alice Entwistle: Echoes and Edges: Re-reading Creeley.
Lee Duggan: Olson and the influence of projective verse, particularly in reference to women’s writing.
Scott Thurston: Reflections on Olson’s ‘A Syllabary for a Dancer’ – inter-disciplinarity at Black Mountain.
Saturday Evening 7.00 – 9.30
Allen Fisher: Construction and Assemblage in the Work of Robert Rauschenberg and Franz Kline.
Redell Olsen: ‘Observation Judgement Action ‘1’’.
Pierre Joris: Charles Olson now.
Nicole Peyrafitte: Basil King: Mirage. A film directed by Nicole Peyrafitte, co-directed by Miles Joris-Peyrafitte, starring Basil King.
Sunday Morning 10.30 – 1.00
Ian Brinton: A short piece about Mike Rumaker.
Anthony Mellors: John Cage, Williams Mix: collage and synthesis.
Gillian Hipp: On Merce Cunningham
John Goodby: Encounters with the work of Ed Dorn.
Sunday Afternoon 2.00 – 5.00
Gavin Selerie: The legacy of interactions between art forms at Black Mountain College and after.
Peter Hughes: Abstract art & writing, leaping off from the work of Cy Twombly.
Tilla Brading: ‘Breath between the Black Mountains’. Charles Olson & David Jones.
Carol Watts: On Balance: a Poetics of Memory, Labour, Practice.
Tim Atkins: Hilda Morley – the longest serving poet at Black Mountain.
Sunday Evening 7.00 – 9.30
Open multi-genre collaborative jam session with Lyndon Davies, Graham Hartill, Nicole Peyrafitte, Pierre Joris, Rhys Trimble, Camilla Nelson, Scott Thurston, Wanda O’Connor and others.
£15 for the whole weekend (£12 concessions)
or £5 per individual session (£4 concessions)
To book or for more info: Lyndon Davies. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org