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Saturday, September 21 • 1:15pm - 2:30pm
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What can the past teach us about place through artful digital archiving? Five panelists discuss ways in which they have creatively documented histories.

“Sites and Toposes” is a performance work created by Kelly Dulaney and Ian Bawn. This piece seeks to speak to the politics of the forgotten and welds sonic, visual, and literary elements within a topographical space. Dulaney and Bawn will present recordings, gifs, and still images as documentation of their performance in order to appropriate and disperse the “echo” by repositioning and disorienting points of location in a shifting topographical space. They will address ways in which technological convergences and divergent practices make such a performance possible and discuss the role of the document in performance practices.

Abraham Avnisan’s “On Specters of Home” is an intergenre talk that grapples with the relationship between art and politics. Bringing together original and archival materials, the work reflects Avnisan’s trip to Israel-Palestine, the place of his birth, after a ten-year absence. As an interactive installation, “Specters of Home” would bring together architecture, virtual and augmented reality, and contemporary dance to explore colonialism, exile and haunting by asking how the physical absence and political exclusion of Palestinians from the State of Israel haunts contemporary Israeli society and Jewish-American culture. Avnisan will explore questions of accountability and responsibility within colonial and post-colonial contexts.

"The Dead Ends of Dead Men: Fabulated Archive as Genre" by Carlito Espudo situates itself at the intersection of creative and critical theory by actualizing Saidiya Hartman's concept of "critical fabulation." Espudo will discuss the practical usage of this new genre and how he has fabulated his own digital archive for his late grandfather, Charles Beal, a popular jazz musician. The process, obstacles, and benefits of his project, "The Straw Hat Jazz Archive" will be discussed along with contextualizing this practice of creatively engaging the archive by reviewing Voyage of the Sable Venus by Robin Coste Lewis.

Jeff T. Johnson’s “Janky Materiality” develops a matrix of potential connection and disconnection points between writerly and pedagogical communities. With the purpose of bridging gaps between experimental poetry and digital language art communities, and between cultural criticism, poetics, performance, and music writing, Johnson will discuss the development of this project and examine concerns regarding analog-digital interface and materiality, embodiment, language-oriented experimental poetry and digital language art, experimental electronic music and modular synths, the literary technology of the album format.

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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 →
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Ian Bawn

3d Animator, Health Scholars
Ian Bawn was raised astride the highest mountains of the Continental Divide. His experimental animation combines material and digital media and has screened at Red Rocks Amphitheater, Rocky Mountain College of Art + Design, and The Sie Film Center. Ian works as a 3d animator & motion... Read More →
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Kelly Dulaney

Kelly Dulaney began in the cinders of Arizona; now she lives alongside the hogback hills of Colorado. Her writing appears in Western Humanities Review, Cherry Tree, Black Warrior Review, Fugue, Waxwing, Fairy Tale Review, The Best American Experimental Writing Anthology (BAX) 2015... Read More →
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Carlito Espudo

San Diego Fellow in Literature, UC San Diego
Carlito Espudo is a queer, genderfunky Chicanx writer, born and raised in Palm Springs, California. He works in hybrid forms with a focus in fragmentation, and focuses on the themes of family, gender, and memory through a multicultural lens. You can find him earning his MFA at UC... Read More →
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Jeff T. Johnson

Jeff T. Johnson is the author of Trouble Songs: A Musicological Poetics (punctum books, 2018). His writing has appeared in Sink Review, PEN America, Jacket2, Tarpaulin Sky, and elsewhere. He writes the music and culture series Book Album Book at Fanzine, and is at work on a performative... Read More →

Saturday September 21, 2019 1:15pm - 2:30pm PDT