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TELEPHONE LINES & VEINS
TELEPHONE LINES & VEINS

Jad Dahshan wrote a brilliant review of SAVAGENESS, really more of an essay in its own right, for the Chicago Maroon: “The show concluded with the three miners sitting on a dining table while Scappettone, in the middle, flipped through the telegraphic code book. Savageness gives its audience so much to take in at once that processing—let alone […]

A post shared by J. Scape (@oikost) on Oct 13, 2017 at 10:32pm PDT The fact of my mouth…Jordan Scott. (at Sector 2337 + The Green Lantern Press)

THE “CLOUD”‘S MATERIAL RAIN
THE "CLOUD"'S MATERIAL RAIN

Copper Lyres and Pennies from Heaven: The Material Rain of the ‘Cloud’ A talk at UC Santa Barbara Tuesday, October 10, 2017 3:30 pm Sankey Room What material ecologies are we tapping into when we commit the apparently ethereal acts of streaming a how-to video or uploading broadcasts of banal and precious moments to the cloud? […]

Next week in Paris….please join us in nerves or flesh! (at Instants chavirés)

SAVAGENESS (Veins embraced in the property)
SAVAGENESS (Veins embraced in the property)

Please join us for the latest iteration of SMOKEPENNY LYRICHORD HEAVENBRED, presented in conjunction with the Chicago Architecture Biennial: Jennifer Scappettone—Judd Morrissey—Abraham Avnisan @ 6018North SAVAGENESS, or There are veins embraced in the property September 30, 2017 // 6-9 PM (cocktails at 6 PM, performance at 7 PM) 6018 N. Kenmore Ave, Chicago, IL This mixed reality […]

@ CHICAGO ARCHITECTURE BIENNIAL
@ CHICAGO ARCHITECTURE BIENNIAL

Save the date for our mixed reality collaboration in mining architecture–w/ Judd Morrissey and @abrahamavnisan. Sat 9/30 6 pm, 6018|North, Chicago (Architecture Biennial). #mixedrealitypoetics #copperlyres #materialityofthedigital #poetryofarchitecture (at 6018NORTH) http://chicagoarchitecturebiennial.org/calendar/savageness-or-there-are-veins-embraced-in-the-property/

Borders are an invention / There is no wall in the heart (at Playas De Tijuana)

LAMENT; Or, the mine has been opened up well
LAMENT; Or, the mine has been opened up well

20 July, 20:30: LAMENT (The mine has been opened up well) will come to the Electronic Literature Organization Festival! (at Mosteiro São Bento da Vitória – Porto)

PASOLINI REQUIEM
PASOLINI REQUIEM

Happening this afternoon on the University of Chicago campus: a discussion of the second edition of Pasolini Requiem, with the author and with my colleague Armando Maggi: the text begins with this quote: “Yes, certainly it is worthwhile knowing poets, but it is really not so indispensable, otherwise  how could one ever know those already dead?” […]

LAMENT @ BLOCK MUSEUM
LAMENT @ BLOCK MUSEUM

LAMENT (The Mine Has Been Opened Up Well)—my collaborative mixed-reality performance work in progress with Judd Morrissey and Abraham Avnisan, also featuring sound by Mark Booth and Ted Gordon and sculptural elements by Elena Ailes—will be the opening performance at the Ordinary Media Symposium at Northwestern University’s Block Museum, Thursday, May 18 at 4 pm. […]

MENACING ARCHIVES
MENACING ARCHIVES

Soundless gratitude to Orchid Tierney for “Menacing Archives,” her thoughtful engagement with The Republic of Exit 43 at Jacket2, which offers an interpretation of collage as a ragpicking ecology, and leads readers across the sprawl of this site-[un]specific documentation of environmental injustice. “What kind of pastoral, then, is the hazardous waste site? How to make […]

BROOKLYN BOUND, FRIDAY
BROOKLYN BOUND, FRIDAY

…in many senses: I’m happy to read at last in the borough where The Republic of Exit 43 was first conceived, this Friday, April 21 at 7 pm, in DUMBO at the precious outpost of Berl’s Brooklyn Poetry Shop. Many thanks to Jared White and Farrah Field for hosting, in NYC’s only poetry-focused bookshop. I’ll […]

SCAPPETTONE/BERLANT @ THE CO-OP
SCAPPETTONE/BERLANT @ THE CO-OP

I feel very lucky to be in conversation with Lauren Berlant this Friday evening about my new book, The Republic of Exit 43. We promise to time things so that you can eat dinner and go dancing afterwards! Presented in partnership with the Program in Poetry and Poetics at the Seminary Co-op Bookstore Friday, March 31, 2017 […]

BOOK PARTY!
BOOK PARTY!

Please join us for a book party, celebrating recent publications by the faculty of the Center for the Study of Gender and Sexuality at the University of Chicago! When: Thursday, March 2, 2017 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm Where: Seminary Co-op Bookstore, 5751 S. Woodlawn Ave., Chicago, IL 60637 Description: The Center for the Study […]

I 0WE V. I/O
I 0WE V. I/O

Jacket2 has generously hosted a gallery of pop-up pastorals from The Republic of Exit 43 in conjunction with an essay of mine—a commentary of sorts on their 8 years of facture. The essay, “I 0we v. I/O,” discusses the poetics of corporate veil-piercing as developed through a decade of research into the Superfund site across […]

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 […]

PROTECT UNDOCUMENTED STUDENTS
PROTECT UNDOCUMENTED STUDENTS

“From time to time instances will arise in which the society, or segments of it, threaten the very mission of the university and its values of free inquiry. In such a crisis, it becomes the obligation of the university as an institution to oppose such measures and actively to defend its interests and its values.” […]

MODERNISM & FASCISM
MODERNISM & FASCISM

Despite all former appearances to the contrary, the upcoming seminar organized by Franco Baldasso and Sara Marzioli seems more pertinent than ever. Join us at the Modernist Studies Association Annual Conference in Pasadena: Saturday, November 19, 1:30-3:30 pm, La Canada Room, Westin Pasadena. In 2010 the Guggenheim Museum in New York inaugurated Chaos and Classicism: […]

THE DATA THAT WE BREATHE
THE DATA THAT WE BREATHE

See the project page at The Gray Center for Arts and Inquiry. 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 of Chicago) launch a series of experiments into the […]

POETRY, TRANSLATION, URBANISM @ BARD
POETRY, TRANSLATION, URBANISM @ BARD

The Written Arts Program, Italian Studies Program, and Division of Languages and Literature of Bard College present Venice by Electric Moonlight by Jennifer Scappettone, University of Chicago Tuesday, October 18, 2016 and a reading from her new book of poetry, The Republic of Exit 43, and translations Wednesday, October 19, 2016 http://www.bard.edu/inside/calendar/event/?eid=131377

VENICE IN TOKYO
VENICE IN TOKYO

I’m thrilled to be giving a lecture on Venice in another archipelago, one inhabited a couple of decades back—at Hitotsubashi University, hosted by Professor Mayumo Inoue, with respondents Ryosuke Yamazaki and Akiko Ichikawa. July 14, 2016, a Thursday, in the afternoon.

COPPER LYRES
COPPER LYRES

“Copper Lyres (Materiality of Poetry in the Age of Digital Reproduction & Ecoprecarity, Part 2)” continues my assault of musings surrounding the material substrate of the internet, honing in on copper, from exploitation to salvage, at Harriet. “We set out to build, as the alarm of the obsolescing networked age, of the house and the […]

MATERIALITY OF POETRY IN THE AGE OF DIGITAL REPRODUCTION
MATERIALITY OF POETRY IN THE AGE OF DIGITAL REPRODUCTION

My fourth text for Harriet: The Blog, “Aeolian Harping: Materiality of Poetry in the Age of Digital Reproduction & Ecoprecarity,” is the beginning of a new project on rethinking the supposed dematerialization of the art object, and the supposed greenness of our current communicative channels: “What species of political and ethical complicity must we reckon […]

“ADVANCED””POETRY””WRITING”
"ADVANCED""POETRY""WRITING"

A workshop designed by Jennifer Scappettone at the University of Chicago, Spring 2016 In this course, we will examine a range of formal, theoretical, and sociopolitical currents in contemporary poetry as a means of provoking and informing our own creative work. The class will provide a laboratory for new creative tactics, not simply a revision […]


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