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Thursday, March 26 • 11:30am - 1:00pm
Violence, Trauma and Interrogation in Sound, Visual and Performance Poetry

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Douglas Kearney, The Grunt

Martin Gubbins and Carlos Soto Roman, Alternative Set of Procedures”. The subject matter of this performance is torture. Inspired in the CIA’s Kurback Manual and Bush administration’s Enhanced Interrogation Techniques, and appropriating and recontextualizing texts from different sources (such as Joan of Arc’s trials, and the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius of Loyola). As performers and sons of the so called “Shock Doctrine”, we are entirely committed to achieving a different level of awareness through a different kind of narrative, which deals with the objectification of sensation, and the cold treatment of hot issues.

Christine Wertheim, Madonnas and Child. A sound-performance about Joseph Kony and the Lord’s Resistance Army, examining the intersections between this political situation and the infantilizations produced by colonialism.



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Douglas Kearney

Faculty, MFA Creative Writing Program, CalArts
Poet/performer/librettist Douglas Kearney’s third poetry collection, Patter (Red Hen Press, 2014) examines miscarriage, infertility, and parenthood. His second, The Black Automaton (Fence Books, 2009), was a National Poetry Series selection. He has received residencies/fellowships from Cave Canem, The Rauschenberg Foundation, and others. His work has appeared in a number of journals... Read More →
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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 →

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Martin Gubbins

Martín Gubbins is a Chilean poet, a visual and sound artist, and a publisher. One of the founding members of the Chilean version of Bob Cobbing’s Writers Forum (FDE, Foro de Escritores: www.fde.cl), he is a leading figure in the avant-garde Chilean scene. | He has published several works of poetry and visual poetry, most recently Tic Tac T (in collaboration with American poet and artist John M. Bennett, USA, 2012), London... Read More →
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Carlos Soto-Román

Carlos Soto-Román is a poet and translator. A former resident of Philadelphia, PA he now hails from Santiago, Chile. He has published in Chile: La Marcha de los Quiltros (1999), Haikú Minero (2007), Cambio y Fuera (2009), and in the US: Philadelphia’s Notebooks (Otoliths, 2011), Chile Project: [Re-classified] (Gauss-PDF, 2013), Alternative Set of... Read More →


Thursday March 26, 2015 11:30am - 1:00pm
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