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Friday, September 20 • 1:15pm - 2:30pm
Real Life: An Installation

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Performers Abraham Avnisan, Courtlin Byrd, Emma Gomis, Joseph Steele and Edwin Torres present works that respond to a series of imagined art installations written by Julie Carr. Performances include dance, projection, and audio works. Each installation imagines the body in a form of duress and/or surveillance. Taken together the installations ask questions about bodily autonomy and the performance of suffering in the surveillance state.

See www.reallifeaninstallation.com for a preview of some of the texts and video works these artists have made.


Emma Gomis

Emma is a Catalan-American essayist, poet, and translator. She is the cofounder of Manifold Press which publishes texts in experimental criticism. She holds an MFA in Creative Writing & Poetics from Naropa’s Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics, and will be pursuing a PhD... Read More →
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Abraham Avnisan

Assistant Professor, Kent State University
Abraham Avnisan is an experimental writer and new media artist whose work is situated at the intersection of image, text, and code. He creates mobile apps, new media installations and mixed reality performances that seek to subvert dominant narratives through embodied encounters with... Read More →

Courtlin Byrd

Courtlin Byrd is a multimedia artist, writer, and co-founder of the Topological Poetics Research Institute (TPRI). Hailing from California by way of Tennessee, she is currently a bartender and PhD student in Media Study at SUNY Buffalo. She uses video to explore language and to disrupt... Read More →

Julie Carr

Julie Carr is the author of ten books of poetry and prose. Her most recent book and web project is Real Life: An Installation.
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Joe Steele

PhD Candidate, Instructor, CU Boulder, Dept. of Critical Media Practices
Joe Steele is an artist-filmmaker and curator, currently a PhD student in Critical Media Practices at CU Boulder. His work explores the collisions, compositions, and lines of flight that happen in the archive, and brings artistic practice into dialogue with other domains and disc... Read More →
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Edwin Torres

Lingualisualist, Brainlingo
Edwin Torres is a NYC native whose books include, “XOETEOX: the infinite word object” (Wave Books), “Ameriscopia” (University of Arizona Press), “In The Function of External Circumstances” (Nightboat), and “The PoPedology of an Ambient Language” (Atelos Books). Anthologies... Read More →

Friday September 20, 2019 1:15pm - 2:30pm PDT
UW2-021 Dance Studio