Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Writers of Susan Silton's Whistling Project: Dodie Bellamy, Christopher Russell & Tirza True Latimer

The Poetic Research Bureau presents...

Writers of SUSAN SILTON'S Whistling Project 


Saturday, August 15
Doors 7pm
Reading 7:30pm

Poetic Research Bureau
951 Chung King Road
Los Angeles, CA

**Perform Chinatown will be taking place throughout the neighborhood on Saturday. Parking will be difficult. Plan accordingly!


Multidisciplinary artist Susan Silton conceived the WHISTLING PROJECT in the early aughts and officially launched the project in 2010 at LA><ART in the debut performance of the women's whistling group she formed, the Crowing Hens. As part of the project, she has designed and published an ongoing series of commissioned works written especially for the project. This reading is the official launch of the third title in the series, "Puff," by Christopher Russell, as well as a celebration of all of the works to date, and their authors. The event is taking place in advance of a commissioned performance by the Crowing Hens on November 7 at SITE Santa Fe, New Mexico, for which the 4th chapbook, by noted New Mexico-based poet Valerie Martínez, will be published.

All three limited edition chapbooks will be for sale (while they last!). And they are printed the old way (offset lithography), with engraved covers, just sayin'


Dodie Bellamy is a novelist, poet, and essayist. Her most recent book is The TV Sutras (Ugly Duckling Presse, 2014). Her Ugly Duckling chapbook Barf Manifesto was named best book of 2009 under 30 pages by Time Out New York. Other books include Cunt Nortonthe buddhistAcademoniaPink Steam,The Letters of Mina Harker, and Cunt-Ups, which won the 2002 Firecracker Alternative Book Award for poetry. Her reflections on the Occupy Oakland movement, “The Beating of Our Hearts,” was published as a chapbook in conjunction with the 2014 Whitney Biennial. With Kevin Killian she is editing for Nightboat Books New Narrative: 1975-1995When the Sick Rule the World, her third collection of essays, is forthcoming from Semiotext(e).

Tirza True Latimer is Associate Professor and Chair of the Graduate Program in Visual and Critical Studies, California College of the Arts, San Francisco. Her published work reflects on modern and contemporary visual culture from queer feminist perspectives. She is co-editor, with Whitney Chadwick, of the anthology The Modern Woman Revisited: Paris between the Wars (Rutgers University Press, 2003) and the author of Women Together / Women Apart: Portraits of Lesbian Paris (Rutgers University Press, 2005). She is co-author, with Wanda Corn, of Seeing Gertrude Stein: Five Stories (University of California Press, 2011), companion book for an exhibition organized by the Contemporary Jewish Museum, San Francisco, in partnership with the National Portrait Gallery, Washington D.C. Her latest book, Eccentric Modernisms: Making Differences in the History of American Art, is in production at UC Press.

Christopher Russell received his M.F.A. from the Art Center College of Design, Los Angeles. In 2009, he produced a solo exhibition at the Hammer Museum, Los Angeles. He has also been featured in group exhibitions at the Tokyo Institute of Photography (Japan), The Norton Museum (FL), Armory Center for the Arts (CA), White Columns (NY), De Appel Arts Center (Netherlands), Oakland Museum (CA), Los Angeles County Museum of Art (CA), among others. He has published numerous critical articles in addition to being a featured subject of positive review by the Los Angeles Times, New York Times, Huffington Post, Artillery, Frieze, and ArtForum, among others. Russell is also known for his 'zine Bedwetter. His first novel is Sniper, and other books include Budget Decadence (2nd Cannons Publications), Pattern Book (Insert Blanc Press) and Landscape (Kolapsomal Press)–which was included in Martin Parr's The Photobook: A History Volume III. His work is included in the collections of numerous public institutions including the Brooklyn Museum, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, Museum van Hedendaagse Kunst Antwerpen, Rhode Island School of Design Museum, Hammer Museum, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, and the Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography, to name a few.

Susan Silton is a Los Angeles-based multidisciplinary artist. Her practice engages diverse media, including photographic and sculptural-based works, video, installation, performative and participatory works, audioworks, and printed projects, and has been exhibited and/or presented nationally and internationally in public sites, traditional galleries and institutions, and social network platforms, including Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, SFMOMA, San Francisco, Susanne Vielmetter Los Angeles Projects, ICA/ Philadelphia, and Australian Centre for Contemporary Art, Melbourne. Recent projects include the commissioned installation, In everything there is the trace at USC Fisher Museum, and the book project, Who's in a Name? (both 2013). She is presenting the site-specific performative work A SUBLIME MADNESS IN THE SOUL on August 22, 2015 (composed by Juliana Snapper), which will take place through the windows of her studio in downtown Los Angeles, and be visible from the 6th Street Bridge. On November 7, components of the WHISTLING PROJECT will be presented at SITE Santa Fe, New Mexico, including a commissioned performance by the Crowing Hens.


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Limitless Reader said...

They definitely deserve applause for the nice selection of bread and the service at this place which was good from start to finish. The mass produced filet was too good. This is the best place for hosting great events. The NYC venues can accommodate as many as 850 guests or as little as 50.