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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.  

EXIT 43 WITH DIFFORME ENSEMBLE: SATURDAY NIGHT
EXIT 43 WITH DIFFORME ENSEMBLE: SATURDAY NIGHT

Performing pop-up choruses surrounding postpastoral landscapes from Exit 43/Uscita 43 with the Difforme Ensemble (Marco Ariano, Renato Ciunfrini, Roberto Fega) and with Ersela Kripa & Karen Yasinsky this Saturday night at the Centro Sociale Corto Circuito in Cinecittà: be there/ sii lì!

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 […]

BARRIER BEACH
BARRIER BEACH

Its plastics in the off-season left orphan, mute against the Adriatic without their hippies.

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.

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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