LOCATION CHANGE: Tonight’s event will now be held at The BOILER, 7pm
191 North 14th St. (between Berry St & Wythe Ave)
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Three books will be released at Pierogi during an event on February 16, starting at 7pm: “Anarch.” by Frances Richard (Futurepoem), “Pop! In Spring” by Ted Dodson (Diez), and “The Treatment of Monuments” by Alan Gilbert (Split Level Texts).
The evening will also feature film responses to Richard’s “Anarch.” from filmmakers and artists David Gatten, Bernadine Mellis, and Shelley Silver. Poet and filmmaker bios are below.
ALAN GILBERT is the author of the poetry books, “The Treatment of Monuments” (Split Level Texts) and “Late in the Antenna Fields” (Futurepoem), as well as a collection of essays, articles, and reviews entitled “Another Future: Poetry and Art in a Postmodern Twilight” (Wesleyan University Press). His poems have appeared in The Baffler, BOMB, Boston Review, Chicago Review, Denver Quarterly, jubilat, and The Nation, among other places. His writings on poetry and art have appeared in a variety of publications, including Aperture, Artforum, The Believer, Cabinet, Modern Painters, Parkett, and The Village Voice. He is the recipient of a 2009 New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship in Poetry and a 2006 Creative Capital Foundation Award for Innovative Literature.
FRANCES RICHARD is the author of “Anarch.” (Futurepoem, 2013), “The Phonemes” (Les Figues Press, 2012), and “See Through” (Four Way Books, 2003), as well as the chapbooks “Anarch.” (Woodland Editions, 2008) and “Shaved Code” (Portable Press at Yo-Yo Labs, 2008). With Jeffery Kastner and Sina Naijafi, she is co-author of “Odd Lots: Revisition Gordon Matta-Clark’s ‘Fake Estates’” (Cabinet Books, 2005). She is a memeber of the editorial teams at Fence and Cabinet magazines, and her writing on visual art has appeared in Artforum, Bookforum, The Nation, BOMB, and in exhibition catalogues from the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Guggenheim Museum, and Independent Curators International; she has been a visiting scholar at the Canadian Centre for Architecture and is the recipient of a Creative Capital/Warhol Foundation for the Arts Writers Grant.
TED DODSON is the author of the chapbook “Pop! in Spring” (Diez, 2013). He is the co-founder and editor of the filmed journal On the Escape, a curator for the Triptych Reading Series, and an editor and the program director for Futurepoem. Select publication can be found in The Death and Life of American Cities, Highwaymen #9, la fovea, SET, Tim, and Well Greased.
DAVID GATTEN an American experimental filmmaker and moving image artist. Since 1996 Gatten’s films have explored the intersection of the printed word and moving image, cataloging the variety of ways in which texts function in cinema as both language and image, writing and drawing, often blurring the boundary between these categories. His films often employee cameraless techniques combined with close-up cinematography and optical printing processes.
BERNADINE MELLIS’s first film, “Born,” is an experimental short that has screened at galleries and festivals in San Francisco and New York City. “The Golden Pheasant, an Orphan’s Tale,” a children’s story Mellis wrote and directed, has also screened in museums and schools nationally, as well as on public television. A film she made last year with sound and film artist EE Miller, “farm-in-the-city,” has been screening in festivals recently. Bernadine’s father’s role as lead attorney in Earth First! activist Judi Bari’s civil case prompted her to make “The Forest for the Trees,” her first documentary. Bernadine currently teaches film as an adjunct at Temple University where she received her MFA in 2004.
SHELLY SILVER is a New York based artist utilizing video, film and photography. Her work, which spans a wide range of subject matter and genres, explores the personal and societal relations that connect and restrict us; the indirect routes of pleasure and desire; the stories that are told about us and the stories we construct about ourselves. She has been exhibited widely throughout the US, Europe and Asia at venues such as MoMA, the ICP, MoCA, The Yokohama Museum, The Pompidou Center, The Kyoto Museum, the London ICA, The London, Singapore, New York, Moscow and Berlin Film Festivals. Silver has received numerous fellowships and grants from organizations such as the John Simon Guggenheim Foundation, the NEA, NYSCA, NYFA, the Jerome Foundation, the Japan Foundation and Anonymous was a Woman. Broadcasts include BBC/England, PBS/USA, Arte/Germany, France, Planete/Europe, RTE/Ireland, SWR/Germany, Atenor/Spain. Silver attended Cornell University, graduating in 1980 with a B.A. in Intellectual History, and a B.F.A. in Mixed Media and subsequently attended the Whitney Museum of American Art Independent Study Program. She is an associate professor in Visual Arts, School of the Arts, Columbia University.