Posts Tagged ‘PARK’
THE REPUBLIC OF EXIT 43
THE REPUBLIC OF EXIT 43

My Atelos book of poems and poem-like materials surrounding the corporate dump is now officially available here, thanks to the essential people of Small Press Distribution. The acknowledgments are epic given that these pollutant scores passed through the hands, bodies, and voices of many friends—but I want to give a special shout-out to Lyn Hejinian […]

OCCUPY POETICS
OCCUPY POETICS

Occupy Poetics click above to read this free chapbook curated by Thom Donovan for Essay Press! In Occupy Poetics, Thom Donovan collects a series of responses to the Occupy movement to observe how aesthetics and politics might intersect— with Brian Ang, Steve Benson, Ana Božičević, David Brazil, Brandon Brown, David Buuck, Anelise Chen, Stephen Collis, […]

GARBAGE ARCADIA / TERRAIN VAGUE
GARBAGE ARCADIA / TERRAIN VAGUE

Terrain Vague: The Interstitial as Site, Concept, Intervention, Ed. Patrick Barron and Manuela Mariani (Routledge, Fall 2013) arrived today. Inside is a piece called “Garbage Arcadia: Digging for Choruses in Fresh Kills,” discussing the gossip under the ground of devastated landscapes such as an anonymous Superfund site adjacent to my childhood home and Fresh Kills […]

A NEURAL NET (ECOPOETICAL)
A NEURAL NET (ECOPOETICAL)

So there’s this chapbook/keyword manifesto/ecopoetical souvenir, A Neural Net, collectively assembled by Rachel Levitsky & Ira Livingston (OoRS), Jen Hofer (ANTENA), David Buuck (BARGE), and Jennifer Scappettone, Kathy Westwater, & Seung-Jae Lee (discussing a 2011 iteration of PARK) for the Ecopoetics Conference roundtable on “Ground Scores: Unburying Ecologies Through Embodied Practice,” convened at the University […]

ECOPOETICS @ BERKELEY
ECOPOETICS @ BERKELEY

The term ecopoetics has become increasingly important to scholars and poets alike. It is certainly a critical moment for the field and practice. Please join us in February for a three-day conference that will focus specifically on exploring ecopoetics, taking up such questions as: What is ecopoetics? What representational strategies and sociopolitical commitments might characterize […]

OUR OCCUPATIONS (AFTER THE OCCUPATIONS)
OUR OCCUPATIONS (AFTER THE OCCUPATIONS)

Upon Thom Donovan’s invitation, my contribution to a discussion surrounding our artistic practices in the wake and current moment of the occupations, at Harriet: on the relation between capital and waste, garbage and exposure, the intimate public sphere.      

REMEMBER THAT?
REMEMBER THAT?

PARK at Fresh Kills #2, verbose, saxophone-struck, wander-threaded wind at the dump summit of a November noon, in the captured unstill pixels of participants.

USCITA 43/EXIT 43
USCITA 43/EXIT 43

The introduction to our performance at Corto Circuito tonight, in Italian: Queste partiture “pop-up” fanno parte di un progetto in corso, intitolato Uscita 43, che è composto di elementi poetici, visivi, e sonori. Lo descrivo come un’archeologia di paesaggi tossici e afflitti, e un’operetta di cori “pop-up” (prendendo il termine usato per le finestre “pop-up” […]

SKYLINE SQUAT
SKYLINE SQUAT

“New York City” and its scrapings of sky seen from the perspective of its underbelly, the swollen dump mounds shrouded in plastics.  

LANDSCAPE WITH CAMOUFLAGE
LANDSCAPE WITH CAMOUFLAGE

How would old Rockefeller lurch to learn that the Palisades view he purchased for his Cloisters transported from Saint-Michel-de-Cuxa, Saint-Guilhem-le-Désert, Bonnefont-en-Comminges, Trie-en-Bigorre, and Froville to frame serves also as stageset to the “quiet-zoned” spectacle of bellic muscle for the next century?

HILL AS CACHE, AS INVISIBILITY, AS STRATEGY
HILL AS CACHE, AS INVISIBILITY, AS STRATEGY

At Fresh Kills, double to Mannahatta, with Kathy Westwater, Seung Jae Lee, Leigh Draper, and Raj Kottamasu, gearing up toward our residency for PARK, a view of the East Mound of solid waste becoming laboriously yet strategically a mountain by way of 280 gas extraction wells and plastic and other geosynthetic, permanent or impermanent impermeabilities: […]

ENORMITY AT IMPOSSIBLE OBJECT, PART 2
ENORMITY AT IMPOSSIBLE OBJECT, PART 2

Joe Milutis’s question: see the interview here for my response. [Image courtesy of Jeremy Mende’s Anxious Futurism.] Milutis: Given this poetry requires a lot of research, is there a sense of regret that such a signature is not enough, and that your filtration process leaves out material that could be used to educate or elucidate? […]

INTERVIEW ON ENORMITY @ IMPOSSIBLE OBJECT
INTERVIEW ON ENORMITY @ IMPOSSIBLE OBJECT

The first response (composed in January) in an episodic interview with Joe Milutis about the “poetics of enormity” as laid out in a talk in verse I gave at the Penn-Columbia “Rethinking Poetics” conference last June (available for download here) is up. I wrote the piece with the demands of the Gulf oil spill and […]

EGGS, BASKETS, CLAWS, LAURELS
EGGS, BASKETS, CLAWS, LAURELS

On the lovely Jana Vandergoot’s counsel, reading George Hersey’s The Lost Meaning of Classical Architecture, and now much better equipped to see the melee encased in so-called classical building conventions: eggs and doveclaws in moldings, in Doric columns marches of nude warriors, or in colossal figures, columns; in Ionic volutes locks of hair, below their […]

NORD/SUD: NO ALARM ALLOWED
NORD/SUD:  NO ALARM ALLOWED

Roberto Saviano, of Gomorrah fame, points exacting eyes at a mountain that would rise 15,600 meters high, far higher than Everest, of amalgamated waste illegally dumped by criminal organizations in traffic that nearly exceeds the profits of narcotics trafficking. And on the transit of toxins from the industrial centers of the North to the refuse-heaps […]

OIL
OIL

53 million busted amphorae used to transport olive oil between Andalusia and Rome for the imperial populace to receive gratis, a kilo a day a head: hammered belly by belly to make a mountain of shards, or testae, dubbed Testaccio, 45 meters high. Abandoned, an eventual platform (1200-1400) for watching the Carnival of Rome then […]

EFFLUENT DOCUMENT
EFFLUENT DOCUMENT

Just in time for our imminent pilgrimage to the ancient landfill of Monte Testaccio: audience thoughts salvaged from the performance of “PARK” at Freshkills, Staten Island, posted at Kathy Westwater’s blog, here.

SCACCIAPENSIERI

Sidling through throngs of the flea market behind the 17th-century Janiculum walls in search of mundane socks, mesh of all languages, of the salvaged objects of distances barely imaginable, obliging imagining however, hearkening back to ingenuities of the moment before conspicuous consumption well characterized by Heather Rogers’ Gone Tomorrow, and soundtrack of home for this […]

VENERE CLOACINA
VENERE CLOACINA

Much discussion with the “landscape architect” and partnered architects researching food and waste these days surrounding landfill, as archive, and as a singular, sanctified, however tainted, space accommodating under present conditions to other species, now that development is equal to wasteland (Case Brown on Chernobyl: a “toxic Eden”). Protectress of the portal to Rome’s massive […]

EJ MCADAMS ON ‘PARK’
EJ MCADAMS ON 'PARK'

EJ McAdams writes about PARK at Freshkills (and at Dance Theater Workshop) for Critical Correspondence @ Movement Research: “I wanted to leave a trace of this dance, a dance that seems to have no beginning like a dream and no ending, only this awakening into the way we precariously move about on a landfill over […]

SUBMERGENT

Dark anniversary. Still to work in sentences through the moment of PARK at Freshkills following a hypnotic duet by Ursula Eagly and Kazu Nakamura when the realization dawned that, due to contingencies of wind, I’d be reciting an elegy for Taimour from the harbor directly facing the absence at the end of Manhattan. Letting the […]

JOHN KEENE on PARK at Freshkills
JOHN KEENE on PARK at Freshkills

My colleague in Chicago, the novelist/poet/translator/critic John Keene, was among those who joined us at Freshkills for PARK on June 26 and writes generously about it on his blog: “It was, to put it simply, unforgettable.  I’m no dance critic so I won’t even try to describe it, but I did appreciate how the performance […]


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