The Dream-Life of Words
An Evening of Performance and Readings
What is the dream-life of digital words as they lay flat on a screen, quietly acquiescing? Can they be satisfied with the momentary puffs of arranged air or do they want something thicker, heavier? Do words dream about becoming sheafs of blank paper or a screen marked only by a blinking cursor? Or do they just want a body of their own? Do they want your body?
Join Wendy S. Walters, Joseph Whitt and Joon Oluchi Lee + Roddy Schrock for an evening of performance and readings exploring the dream-life of words and their electronic lives.
Wendy S. Walters is the author of two collections of poetry: Troy, Michigan (forthcoming from Futurepoem Books in 2013) and Longer I Wait, More You Love Me. She was a 2011 New York Foundation for the Arts Fellow in Poetry and her recent work has been published in Bookforum, The Iowa Review, Coldfront, Seneca Review, Seattle Review, and Harper’s Magazine. She is Associate Professor of Poetry at Eugene Lang College and a co-founder of the First Person Plural Reading Series in Harlem.
Joseph Whitt is an artist, writer and independent curator living and working in New York City. His work has been presented at MOMA PS1, PPOW Gallery, Deitch Projects, CRG Gallery, Envoy Enterprises and elsewhere. His writings have appeared in Art Papers, ArtUS, Useless Magazine and K48.
Roddy Schrock creates sound objects rooted in embodiment and the visceral impulse to communicate. He has lived and worked in Tokyo, the Netherlands, Northern California. He now lives in Brooklyn with his partner, and muse, Joon. He studied at Mills College and the Royal Conservatory of the Hague. Joon Oluchi Lee is a text and body-maker. He is the author of “The Joy of the Castrated Boy,” lipstickeater.blogspot.com, and girlscallmurder.tumblr.com. He holds a Ph.D. in English from the University of California, Berkeley and is a professor at Rhode Island School of Design, where he teaches courses on prose-making, performance theory, and gender studies. Lee lives in Brooklyn with his partner Roddy and handbags.