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Saturday, March 28 • 2:30pm - 3:45pm
Ooo: Objects as/and Subjects

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It has been commonplace in experimental writing to focus on discourse, text, culture, consciousness, or power as the main constituents of reality. Nevertheless humanity remains at the centre of these works, and reality appears only as the correlate of human thought.  Here we speculate about the nature of reality independent of thought and humanity to ask whether the "object" can speak? Can we write from its place, rather than our own?  What do objects have to tell us?  Who is able to hear them? Indeed, what can be an "object" be?

Vincent Dachy: "Should objects be despised?"
Joon Oluchi Lee: "Like a Statuette" 
Matias Viegener: "Spooky Friends" 

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Christine Wertheim

California Institute of the Arts
Christine Wertheim is author of mUtter-bAbel (Countertpath Press) and +|'me'S-pace (Les Figues), editor of the anthology Feminaissance, and with Matias Viegener co-editor of Séance and The n/Oulipean Analects. She organized the conferences, Séance (2004), Noulipo (2005), Impunities (2006), Feminaissance (2007), Untitled (2008), Untitled NY (2009) with Viegener, sponsored by a grant from The Annenberg Foundation. Her poetry... Read More →

Speakers
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Vincent Dachy

Vincent Dachy has written quite a few things, most often on Mondays, and published: Tribulations of a Westerner in the Western World, Les Figues Press, 2006, Scraps from the bottom of my pocket, Artwords Press, 2013, as well as texts and photographs in various places. He acts as the spokesperson of VDcollective (www.vdcollective.com).  He also practices and teaches Lacanian psychoanalysis in London... Read More →
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Joon Oluchi Lee

Rhode Island School of Design
Joon Oluchi Lee is the author of 94 (Publication Studio,2015) and Lace Sick Bag (Publication Studio, 2013) and “The Joy of the Castrated Boy” (Social Text, F/W 2005). His writing and textual performances can be found on girlscallmurder.com and lipstickeater.blogspot.com. He is Associate Professor of Gender Studies and Creative Writing at Rhode Island School of Design, and divides his time between Brooklyn and Providence.
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Matias Viegener

MFA Writing Program, CalArts
Matias Viegener is a writer, artist and critic who works solo and collaboratively in the fields of writing, visual art, and social practice. His new book, 2500 Random Things About Me Too, is published by Les Figues Press, and he’s the editor of I'm Very Into You, the correspondence of Kathy Acker and McKenzie Wark, just out from Semiotext(e). He is the co-editor, with Christine Wertheim, of Séance in... Read More →


Saturday March 28, 2015 2:30pm - 3:45pm
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