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Friday, March 27 • 1:45pm - 2:15pm

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THRESHOLDS uses layered voices, vocal processors, a variety of sampled sounds, pre-recorded tracks, live vocal play, and projections of poems to trouble the boundaries between sight and sound, languages, and poems as discrete entities. The poems, which act like scores, are transformed from the architectural spatial environment of the page into the aural architecture of a room’s environment, exploring how listening is textural. By also simultaneously offering a contrasting, competing and sparse video of the poem’s textual score (created by collaborator and multimedia artist Jessie Altura) -- a projection that is to the side of the audience’s field of vision -- the audience will be able to experience being in a space of in-between, immersed in the spatialized words and sounds, yet inhabiting the space along the boundaries of the visual poems. 

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Oana Avasilichioaei

Oana Avasilichioaei’s most recent book, Limbinal (upcoming Spring 2015), is a hybrid poetic collection of prose fragments, incantatory dialogues, photographs and rebellious translations (of Paul Celan’s Romanian poems), versions of which have already appeared in video and sound work format. Her previous work has also traversed textual architecture, orality and multilingualism (We, Beasts, 2012), translation and collaborative performance... Read More →

Friday March 27, 2015 1:45pm - 2:15pm
Coffee House Theater

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