By Michael Gottlieb
NOV 2019 | Poetry
Michael Gottlieb is a native New Yorker and the author of twenty books, including the upcoming Mostly Clearing from Roof Books, appearing this month. Other recent titles include What We Do, a collection of essays for poets, I Had Every Intention, Dear All and Memoir and Essay, an account of the early days of the Language school. A number of his works have been adapted for the stage, including his 9/11 poem, The Dust.
The Poetry Project at St. Mark’s Church will mark the publication of Mostly Clearing at 8:00 PM on Wednesday, November 20 with “Is This Clear Enough?” directed by Genee Coreno (www.fringeandfur.org). This theater production will make use of selections from the book, applying performance practices of chance and synchronicity with pop aesthetics, mapping traces of New York City drawn from the book's own accounts, seeking to construct a contemporary dialogue around commodity and sociality, including poetic community, in our current urban landscape. Directed by Genee Coreno. Performance by Kelsey Lurie and Lilja Owsley. Video Design by Dena Kopolovich.Sound Design by Evan Cook. For more info: https://www.poetryproject.org/
By Toby Kamps
NOV 2019 | ArtSeen
In his engulfing, otherworldly video installation at Tate Britain, O Magic Power of Bleakness, Mark Leckey has transformed a cavernous gallery into a freeway underpassspecifically his childhood hangout under the M53 Motorway, which runs through his deindustrialized hometown on the Wirral Peninsula across the River Mersey from Liverpool.