LEAVE LOOM
LEAVE LOOM

Leave Loom: A Memory Jennifer Scappettone Mixed media on timber and between fingers, 2014-present An amalgam of curiosity, compulsion, blood history, and ecopanic has had Scappettone consistently reaping the language of her garbage since October 2014 and writing, in tandem, a line of verse to document the passage of each day. Trash, as sheer lumpen […]

THE DATA THAT WE BREATHE

See the project page at The Gray Center for Arts and Inquiry— with images from February 2016 performance at 6018 North. Caroline Bergvall (London-based artist, writer and performer), Judd Morrissey (writer, code artist and professor, School of the Art Institute of Chicago), and Jennifer Scappettone (cross-disciplinary writer, scholar and professor, English and Committee on Creative Writing, University […]

PARK
PARK

Since 2008, Jennifer Scappettone has worked with choreographer/director Kathy Westwater and architect/designer Seung Jae Lee on multiple iterations of Westwater’s performance work PARK, which explores the transformation of the distressed contemporary landscape from a site of trauma to a commons. In February 2010 portions of PARK were presented by Dance Theater Workshop in New York […]

of the Monitor’s Fight
of the Monitor’s Fight

Arrested by the prescience of Melville’s verse—finding the current trajectory, tragically, naught but an extension of the logic of his, certain baroque passages further toward the total banalization of violence and evacuation of what Walter Benjamin called “experience that goes from mouth to mouth”:  to echo accurately this progress and attempt to deextinguish such experience, […]

EXIT 43
EXIT 43

An archaeology of the dump and opera of pop-up pastorals, forthcoming from Atelos Press: with a sequel in progress surrounding the wiring, piping, exploitation and afterlives of copper. Virtually accessible pop-up pastorals; audio; sections transformed into scores for PARK, &  bits filmed here and here. Scores utilized for X Locus: Cortile and X Locus: Abluvion, […]

NEOSUPREMATIST WEBTEXTS
NEOSUPREMATIST WEBTEXTS

Sixty Stills from Neosuprematist Webtexts (2008-09, in progress) The premise arose by accident: fortuitous plunge into structure. From the page’s placidity to the strife of this other dimension: verse’s embarrassment by gravity, remoteness, recession. The poetic line enduring its mereness amid that enormity which is the natural and its contradiction. The poetic line enduring its […]


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