Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Exclamations provisional schedule

from Olchar Lindsann

11am – 4pm Star City Shadow School

11:00 am- Olchar Lindsann, Somasemia: Poems Wearing Meat-Suits
Performative Lecture-Demonstration examining the poetics of interpretation and bodily rhythm in sound poetry, in particular the issue of semic scale of interpretation--on what levels are the 'text' and 'voice' considered as poetic material--and the ways in which repeated or rehearsed performance brings about a convergence of text, body, and brain.

11:45- John M. Bennett, Micro Artists' Books, 1980-1982
Powerpoint presentation of collaborative books by John And C. Mehrl Bennett.

12:15- Krista Faist, Seedbomb and Composting Workshop

1:00 pm- C. Mehrl Bennett, Why a Square is a Circle
Fluxus performance lecture which will include a powerpoint slideshow, some info about women artistamp makers, and a reading of a collaboration: The Blaster aka Ackerman Hacks C's Flux event scores.

1:45- Shelly Smith, Sauerkraut Making
Sauerkraut is cheap, easy to make and delicious. This class will cover the basics of making sauerkraut, safety considerations, troubleshooting tips and more. Open your kitchen to home made fermented food.

2:30- Amanda Agricola, Mateo Marquez, Tomislav Butkovic & Shelly Smith, A Conversation on Art, Technology, and Ethics
An informal conversation exploring intersections of technology, creative practice, and the ethical/ economic/ social issues surrounding them. How might artists and thinkers orient themselves toward emerging technologies in the coming generation?

3:15- Rebecca Weeks, MAF TAZ
Madness, friendship, history and ethics in the avant-garde.

4:00 – 5:00- Potlach

5:00-9:00 pm Performances—Running order:

Fluxus Event Score/s
Post-Neo Simultaneous Poem
Olchar E. Lindsann—ceremonial/phonetic poem
Fluxus Score/s
Post-Neo Action/s
Bradley Chriss—Meat Poem??
Fluxus Score/s
Post-Neo Poem
Zierle-Carter Performance

Rebecca Weeks will be carrying out a programme of actions throughout the evening.

9:00 - ???: Exclamations Opening with music, video work, potential Fluxus scores etc.
The club downstairs becomes loud at 9PM.

Earlier in the day:

11:00 am—Giant woodcuts printed w/a steamroller @ the Taubman

12:00-12:30—Marginal Arts Parade. (The Roanoke Post-Neos will be playing ambulatory Hot Potato with screaming rubber chickens, should you care to join in).

12:30-3:00—Absurdist Carnival outside the Taubman.

2:00—Be Blank Consort performs at Community High School. (I feel like this is still part of Exclamations.)

Star City Shadow School @ Exclamations 3pm—5PM:

3:00- Emily Panzeri, Social Work Advocacy and Creative Identity
This discussion will include a brief overview of the social work profession, and examples of micro and macro social advocacy. I will talk about recent projects that I have worked on in the social work sphere, and how this connects with my creative identity as a poet/writer. Participants will also be encouraged to share their advocacy interests and ideas which can be shaped by suggestions from the group. Take-home resources will be provided for further readings and activist opportunities.

3:45- Raymond Higgins, The Lyric Response: Towards a Neo-Modernist Voice
A series of lyrical readings responding to auto-biography, the Canon and an artistic moment guided by the Modernist paradigm. Canonical works to be referenced include Moby-Dick, The Sound and the Fury and Mrs. Dalloway. One contemporary work of lyrical non-fiction by Annie Dillard will also be approached: For the Time Being.

4:30- Emily Panzeri, Social Intersectionality: A Consciousness Raising Experiment
Where are we on the continuum of privilege and oppression? How do we gain a deeper understanding of our culture? This session will involve 2 guided exercises in reflecting on and exploring your personal social intersectionality and privilege (race, class, gender, etc.) and of your culture from your family-of-origin. Take-home resources will be provided for further exploration through readings and exercises.

5:15—8PM Readings—Running Order:

C. Mehrl Bennett
Reid Wood
Imogene Engine
John M.Bennett

john crouse and jim leftwich - Acts 7128 - 7137


painting philosophies actions: "actions snow center"

rubber questions mediums: "actions reminiscent since"

century overexposed comments: "actions power such"

moment customs chronicles: "actions stretching temporary"

international pompous materiality: "actions books collective"

established intersection cliches: "actions geese public"

deconstructing considered orders: "actions scope stacking"

reinforces corpus background: "actions scenic cubes"

position interests extended: "actions currently ruins"

significant exclusiveness demythologizing: "actions small sized"

precendent ethics collaboarative: "actions long term"

skateboarder installations synthesis: "actions open motto."


monotony spanning equipped: "actions notes direction"

infinity clouds preoccupied: "actions eleven where"

ambiguous interactive swaddled: "not traditional call"

machines notices unaccountably: "fact traditional founding"

repetition thread drowning: "this principle example"

induistrial residences overlooked: "sort associated broke"

identifiable yesteryear scribbled: "what terms explicit"

immersed interruption tombstone: "legible colonized level"

unconstrained inexhaustable trance: "anchor essence studies"

counterpoint landscapes upholstered: "finds ready machine"

recollections decaying collisions: "grounding mostly neither"

unquenchable dissection armchair: "tout them about."


impression patchwork orchestrates: "tout them about"

allusions alterations lushness: "actions grounding finds"

appears societal flattened: "anchor legible what"

decidedly excavator mannequin: "sort this fact"

individual makeshift melancholy: "not notes eleven"

aerosol groundwork chromatically: "traditional principle associated"

rearranged visualizations translation: "terms colonized essence"

hooves imagination ensnared: "ready mostly them"

generations dressing scenarios: "about neither machine"

braced should tapestries: "permeates creates truncated"

resourcefulness interiority spray: "tangles miniatures ankles"

incarnations oscillates enlightenment: "jumble alongside elements."


idiosyncratic borrowing despite: "about neither machine"

steadfast jumble permeates: "also not name"

amusingly alongside creates: "themselves the not"

dedication elements truncated: "modern for some"

tangle constituting intransigent: "real even return"

minatures paggages encounters: "very them nothing"

ankles landscapes understands: "critical not contrary"

paradoxically interspersed rendered: "said about that"

creatures decorative slather: "nothing but thought"

fading gerstural inflated: "will not sees"

ordinariness anthropomorphic elusively: "seas not will"

illness celebratory undisclosed: "will seize knot."


begat nature considered: "will seize knot"

fascionation landscape doctrine: "despite about permeates"

distinction ecological tunnels: "also creates themselves"

displayed antiquarian motivated: "truncated modern intransigent"

perceptive hostile neglected: "real encounters very"

belongs variations inherited: "understands critical rendered"

society question bandwagon: "said slather nothing"

connected environments movements: "inflated will elusively"

offspring puritanical discussing: "seas undisclosed will"

balance reference enhancing: "tongues enduring soup"

strangely consumer provoking: "country drummer assassin"

rapidly independent focussing: "wildfire sources love."


anything orchestra remembers: "recent neoliberal throughout"

sometimes middle winsome: "the dawn embracing"

communication raspberry founder: "growth rhythms relations"

stethoscope flounder lyrics: "acceleration breaks crisis"

abortion love aesthetics: "fragmentation order excess"

recently sources excursions: "critique resists hold"

thinking wildfire electronics: "asunder logic delights"

tapping assassin romance: "cognitive from fields"

speaking drummer punks: "goal of finds"

vanguard country violence: "shock space narrative"

hollers soup harvests: "very captured the"

indentured enduring sepulchral: "work leisure protagonist"

disco tongues whimsical: "traverses from apartment."


psycho cream marquee: "inseparable certain chains"

disregards bandwagon plumbing: "antimony abstract present"

tonal grease asterisk: "modular subjectivity wants"

gunfighter beggar geese: "the half generalized"

temptation bugle bluegrass: "forces bean soap"

stretching airplane shadings: "answer incessantly before"

tethered rambunctious accompanying: "bodies swayed trench"

solstice traffic greatness: "recode diffused ambient"

kingpin routines stunner: "paradox generic airports"

confessional audience dissolves: "saaturated lack without"

pretty encompasses incorrectly: "disconnected relates non"

choices sidestepping whirlwind: "relational stamped arrows."


sorry disarmingly overstuffed: "remarked tuna faith"

alluring fleeting careening: "wear witness lab"

angel angle mothership: "our thinking us"

tuba combines burrito: "form of form"

nutshell agitates undiluted: "dint bulldozer crimson"

crimson bulldozer dint: "truths of snout"

schizoid clawing atmospheres: "truths of clout"

wizard complains reggae: "truths off bout"

tempos bleeding consequences: "existing note critique"

neighborhood phrases melodies: "fly wizard tuba"

fly chronologically cynicism: "blog adjuncts desire"

lounging candle gallery: "lounging candle gallery."


blog adjuncts desire: "acceleration lake trout"

citations ruts masks: "named emergence then"

content seated talked: "anarcho capitalist liberalism"

primarily poetry interviews: "corn twenty the"

entries mobile outset: "states schema state"

stamps swamps laureate: "from market extinction"

foremost punished young: "growth rather pharmacy"

industry persists booze: "ideal lather goats"

allows banging artists: "ideal ether ghosts"

activities curatorial bricks: "bricks laureate masks"

stadium because freedom: "miracles secure dental"

caves yes announces: "formula phobia facets."


illusory wholly miracles: "nose legitimate politics"

evasion sphere secure: "sphere breath cannot"

attach timeless denial: "carrot whistle emptiness"

imposes breath network: "drills practitioner ancestors"

stinking evaluative family: "spectacle proto sense"

response cannot perceptions: "precise objection itself"

censor whistle enervating: "summarized continuous however"

intrinsic resentment injury: "intrinsic discontent injury"

resists discontent narrative: "resists narrative narrative"

casket enmity continuity: "continuity enemy cake"

bondage splurges answers: "artifacts feathers missives"

triplicate slavish licking: "tickling lavish duplicate."

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

bill beamer - nebulous

bill beamer - nebulous by jim leftwich
bill beamer - nebulous, a photo by jim leftwich on Flickr.

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bill beamer

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MAF Video

Alexandra Zierle and Paul Carter

Introduction to Performance Making and Performance Score Writing with Zierle & Carter

When: Wednesday 15th February 2012. 7pm till 10pm

Where: 'Exclamations', above 202 downtown Roanoke. Enter through door 206, go up the stairs and enter the door on your right.

What: Over from the UK for this years Marginal Arts Festival in Roanoke, internationally active collaborative performance artists and lecturers Alexandra Zierle and Paul Carter, aka Zierle & Carter, will host a experiential, process based and material-led workshop on performance making. This workshop will explore methods used by the artists to embody actions, devise work, and will extend to include a introductory session on performance score writing. There is an opportunity to contribute and perform any scores created in the workshop during the evening of Friday 17th and the day of Saturday 18th of the Marginal Arts Festival.

Please bring some materials that you would like to work with. Materials could include anything, they can be domestic, found, bought, throw away, multiples, large, small, man made, natural or personally significant items. Some materials will also be provided. Tea and coffee will be served.

This workshop is completely free of charge and no previous performance experience is necessary.

Though not essential, please try to RSVP to if you would like to attend so that we can accommodate numbers adequately. For more information or questions email Alexandra and Paul at

Information about Zierle & Carter:

Through their collaborative practice, Zierle & Carter critically examine different modes of communication and what it means to be human, addressing notions of belonging, dynamics within relationships, and the transformation of limitations. Their work sites an embodied investigation into human interactions and encounters, acting as an invitation to venture into the spaces in-between the external and internal, permanent and transient, spoken and unheard. The work fundamentally explores society’s conventions, traditions, and rituals, often flipping them on their head, reversing orders, and disrupting the norm.

At times publicly visible and others remote and discreet, their site-specific work has occupied galleries, explored one to one interactive and instruction based performances in cupboards and empty cinemas, performance for camera on snow covered mountain plateaus, a series of actions and interactions in busy shopping areas and city parks, process led works in libraries, tunnels and World War 2 bunkers, as well as interventions in wilderness.

Zierle & Carter's work has been exhibited nationally and internationally, including Grace Exhibition Space (US), Exist-ence (Australia), and MOMA (US) and Plymouth Arts Centre (UK) as part of Marina Abramovic’s Institute for the Preservation of Performance Art and The Pigs of Today are the Hams of Tomorrow.

“You could think of them as Marina and Ulay with a contemporary sense of theatricality and props, but it might be more exquisite to forget that historical precedent entirely and concentrate instead on Zierle and Carter’s ability to create a surrealistic situation out of nothing more than a bunch of red balloons.” Lori Waxman, art critic

“The triumph of this pair is their sensitivity to material. Objects become extensions of the body rather than ill-fitting props.” Quinn Dukes, top 5 current contemporary performance artists for Artists Lists website: