Contemporary Poetry: Thinking and Feeling, University of Plymouth, 2Oth -22nd May 2016

Abstract Keynote: Redell Olsen

‘Proposals For Landscapes: and other mutual antipathies’
This talk will offer a series of proposals For landscapes, a recalibration of the optics for a poetics of the conceptual. This reading will explore these possibilities across multiple registers of the material and linguistic possibilities of felt-thought. It will assert a space for itself between the symptomatic dismissal by the visual arts of poetry as ‘literary costume’ and the more recent neglectful mis-readings of conceptual art by writing at the expense of the conceptual histories of the lyric genre.

Programme Here

Hague: International Conference on Artistic Research: Writing

28th of April 2016 – International Conference on Artistic Research: Writing

The Hague

Keynote: Redell Olsen

  ‘A Column of Air: Flickers/Writing/Painting’

     28 April 2016, 14.15 till 15.00 — Royal Academy of Art

In 1967 Art and Language designated a column of air ‘art.’ The place of writing as and in place of painting seemed assured. When you begin to look away from seeing and reading the dematerialised art work, there emerges a new possibility, a poetics of flickers. In 2016 this column of written air flickers with art forms very different from the art critical language associated with conceptual art. What does this flickering reveal? Poetics and the visual arts flicker with glimpses of this not not-conceptual-art, and not not-writing­-as art. My performance/lecture will explore how writing might engage with a flickering ekphrastic turn to landscape painting and its spin-offs. Timothy Morton questions whether ‘Nature’ was ever really there as more than a flickering ghost. I will nevertheless resist the double bind associated with simplistic definitions of ekphrasis, undoing the binary logic of writing as a half-glimpsed phantom of another ‘proper’ subject. The possibility of the filmic will be registered across the boundaries between the documentary, the poetic, and the visual-as-writing. Tracing this exploration through existing works and images, this lecture/performance hopes to enact a writing of paintings for paintings and an aesthetics of art that flickers in writing.

http://www.sarconference2016.net/rc/index.html#archive

Video of Paper here

Film Poems….

Film Poems now available from Les Figues (Los Angeles). Contains film poems: Bucolic Picnic (or, toile de jouy camouflage) (2009), Newe Booke of Copies (2009-10), Lost Pool (2010), and S P R I G S & spots (2011-12).

Also published alongside the essay ‘To Quill At Film’ , published by Les Figues.

Reviews of ‘Film Poems’ by Erik Noonan and Rob Mclennan at The Small Press Book Review.

Phonographies 30. 08. 13

Live performance with film and recordings on wax cylinders.

30 August 2013 in Brighton, UK at the Nightingale Theatre.

Video documentation of the event at filmpoems

With thanks to Aleksander Kolkowski, Katy Price and Drew Milne.

 

Phono-Poetry Event:

Phono-Poetry

Live event on 30 August 2013 in Brighton, UK at the Nightingale Theatre…

Featuring Redell Olsen, Holly Pester and Jeff Hilson – plus some other phonographic treats, including poems from the Mass Observation Archive and Aleksander Kolkowski whose archive Phonographies includes many contemporary musicians and sound artists, all recorded on wax cylinder to haunting effect.

Wax cylinders, digital recordings and more available here: !

Recording of event here…

“how to remember for to you…” performed as part of bodies of memory at Tate Britain…

For documention of “How to Remember For To You..” performed as part of the ‘Bodies of Memory’ event directed by Fiona Templeton on October 5th 2012 see Here.

Tate Britain, October 5, 2012

Bodies of Memory image

  At Late at Tate on October 5th 2012, artists’ group New Work Network presents Acts of Legacy, a series of performances, films and debates exploring the influence and memory of experimental and ephemeral art practices from the late 60s to the present day. Hosted by Richard Layzell and Hunt & Darton, the evening includes work by Fiona Templeton, Jordan McKenzie, Aaron Williamson, Barby Asante, Ellie Harrison and The Saturday Arts Club.  The evening runs from 6:30pm to 10:00pm.      
 Performance burns up in its very performing, and is gone. Chronicles of performance may reflect only the periods of its fashionability.  But in our memories it is burned in and can be brought to new life.  For Fiona Templeton’s Bodies of Memory, Tate Britain will be inhabited by a collective memory of many past performances, performed and spoken in passing fragments, rising and disappearing like memory itself. Participants include performers, artists, writers, curators, and people who have watched something being done.  Currently to include:Heather Ackroyd, Gina Birch, David Gale, Helena Goldwater, Dave Goulding, Anthony Howell, Yoko Ishiguro, Glenys Johnson, Lois Keidan, Joe Kelleher, Kristen Kreider, Paulina Lara, Claire MacDonald, Angeliki Margeti, Brigid McLeer, Kate Meynell, Hannah Millest, Lucy Neal, Redell Olsen, Miranda Payne, Lorena Peña, Donna Rutherford, Graeme Shaw, Steve Slater, Gary Stevens, Minna Stevens, Peter Stickland, Fiona Templeton, Howard Tong, Amikam Toren, Caroline Wilkinson, Simon Vincenzi, Sylvia Ziranek .  Fiona Templeton works in the relationship between performance and audience; language as a material; and space as both the large-scale and the intimate. She was a founding member of The Theatre of Mistakes in the 70s, and is director of the New York-London performance group The Relationship.  www.therelationship.org

New Work Network has coordinated the evening, growing out of a series of 5 short films made in conjunction with Artquest, of dialogues between artists of different generations, including Fiona Templeton in conversation with Yoko Ishiguro.  The films will be shown during the evening.Late at Tate is a series of open evenings of events on the first Friday of each month, at Tate Britain, Millbank, London SW1P 4RG.  Entry is free. There will be a pay bar, and visitors may also see current exhibitions including the Turner Prize and the Pre-Raphaelites.  Note that the main entrance is closed for renovation and access is through The Manton entrance on Atterbury Street.http://www.tate.org.uk/visit/tate-britain