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Friday, March 27 • 11:30am - 1:00pm
Under the Imperfect Sun: A San Diego Community Occupation

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San Diego is a place marked by liminality, occupying the bottom corner of the United States and the shared border with Mexico. Its genealogy includes some of the heroines & heroes of art pushing genre out of bounds, including Kathy Acker, Eleanor Antin, David Antin, Rae Armantrout, John Cage, Juan Felipe Herrera, Fanny Howe, Hiromi Ito, Eileen Myles, Jerome Rothenberg, Roberto Tejada, Rodrigo Toscano, and Quincy Troupe. The current San Diego literary-‐‐performing-‐‐art community is defined by its defiance of genre categorization, a vibrant collaborative spirit, and an engagement with border-‐‐crossing artistic activity. San Diego’s verbal artists have moved their work in the direction of embodied performance, live translation, magical incantation, theoretical investigation, anthropocene territory, and political action, signaling their place at the contested vanguard of contemporary practice.  This reading-‐‐performance by current San Diego artists will interrogate sole authorship, page-‐‐based writing, geographical borders, and the limitations of language and genre.  

Participants:
Kiik A.K. 
Adam Bishop
Ben Doller
Sandra Doller
Brad Flis
Yelena Gluzman
Kendall Grady
Gabriel Kalmuss-Katz
Kylie King
Kim Koga
Nicolee Kuester
Grant Leuning
Feliz Lucia Molina
Allie Moreno
Pepe Rojo 
Ben Segal
Ethan Sparks
Anna Joy Springer
Jose Antonia Villaran
Steve Willard
Brett Zehner

Moderators
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Ben Doller

Assistant Professor, UCSD, Designer/Vice Editor, 1913, etcetera
Ben Doller is the author of three books of poems, most recently Dead Ahead (Fence Books). His newest work is Fauxhawk, forthcoming from Wesleyan University Press. He teaches at University of California, San Diego, and Vice edits/designs for 1913.
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Sandra Doller

Associate Professor, California State University-San Marcos, founder & editrice de 1913 Press, 1913 Press
Sandra Doller is a maker of books, chapbooks, performances, translations, and collaborations. Her new work, Leave Your Body Behind, is due out from Les Figues Press in May 2015. The founder & editrice of 1913 Press & 1913 a journal of forms, Doller lives in California, at the bottom.

Speakers
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Yelena Gluzman

Ph.D. Candidate in Communication and Science Studies, University of California, San Diego
Talk to me about documenting performance, about theater as theory, about theory as method, about science as practice, about critical cognitive science, about pedagogy as not-knowing, about Feminist Theory Theater (FTT!).
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Pepe Rojo

Pepe Rojo writes in Mexican and English as there is no other way to go at it in Tijuana, where he has spent most of his life for the past 8 years. He has published 4 books in Mexican, and spent the nineties in Mexico City’s underground press movida, where he also co-directed a series of interventions called “You don’t exist” (with Deyanira Torres). In Tijuana, he directed the graphic intervention “Philosophical Dictionary of Tijuana... Read More →
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Jose Antonio Villaran

jose antonio villarán (perú-méxico-estados unidos: 1979) is the author of "la distancia es siempre la misma" (matalamanga, 2006) and "el cerrajero" (álbum del universo bakterial, 2012). in 2008, he created the amlt project (www.amltproject.com), which seeks to explore alternative media for writing through collective and site-specific interventions. the project was sponsored by puma from 2011-2014. he's currently finishing this thesis for the... Read More →


Friday March 27, 2015 11:30am - 1:00pm
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