Understanding a Revolution Through Iconography:

Tunisian Political Cartoonist_Z_ [ via MLYNXQUALEY  & her Arabic Literature (in English) site] Neila Columbo recently listened to and met with _Z_, the Tunisian political cartoonist who blogs at http://www.debatunisie.com/:By Neila ColumboFrom a video profile on Z, done by Samar Media. Various scenarios fluttered in my thoughts when I learned the Tunisian political cartoonist _Z_, who rose to prominence during the 2010-2011 Tunisian Revolution, would be speaking in Boston in the fall. … Read more Understanding a Revolution Through Iconography:

Nicole Peyrafitte Interviewed by Leonard Schwartz

A half hour radio conversation between Nicole Peyrafitte & Leonard Schwartz will air today on KAOS radio at 5:30pm PT — live on 89.3 FM in Washington State. It can be heard anywhere in the world on the station’s audio stream here. They will be talking mainly about (& Nicole will perform — live over the phone! — from) her new book Bi-Valve.

Hamid Kachmar’s Art

Via Boston.com’s Brainiac, this info on an Amazigh (Berber) artist whose show I would love to catch ‚ but can’t, unhappily. If in or around Boston, try to do so. Using art to preserve an endangered language  Posted by Kevin Hartnett  October 7, 2013 01:10 PM How do you preserve a language that’s in danger of being forgotten? Turn it into art. The Sherman Gallery at Boston University is currently running an exhibitionof … Read more Hamid Kachmar’s Art

Roger Denson’s article on “Breaking the Frame”

I may have been at a loss of words yesterday after seeing Breaking the Frame, Marielle Nitoslawska’s superb film on & with Carolee Schneemann, but cultural critic & essayist G. Roger Denson was not. He had a long, well-thought out article in the Huffington Post. Below are the first paragraphs; you can read the whole article here. It is questionable whether even Sigmund Freud has received a cinematic treatment as evocative of … Read more Roger Denson’s article on “Breaking the Frame”

Carolee Schneemann

Yesterday afternoon we went to see the New York premiere of Canadian filmmaker Marielle Nitoslawska‘s 100-minute documentary on Carolee Schneemann who for me is one of the essential avant-garde artists of the twentieth & the twenty-first centuries. I am still too much under the spell of the film to give a coherent “critical” assessment, except to say that it is a superb achievement & certainly one of the very best documentaries … Read more Carolee Schneemann

Nicole Peyrafitte’s “Bi-Valve”….

…is out! (Available via SPD here.) Writes her publisher: Enter vulvic space through Pyrenean caves & sacred stones, feel the wind & smell the shells of the Verrazano Narows. Bi-Valve is a tri-lingual sonic unfolding of Nicole Peyrafitte’s paintings, poems and vocals. Accompanied by jazz virtuoso Michael Bisio, Peyrafitte enters a geo-psychic knowledge that pulses with materiality. “…I am a resistant / multilingual migratory bi-valve/ with eyes   lens   retina.” … Read more Nicole Peyrafitte’s “Bi-Valve”….

Reading @ Tibor de Nagy Gallery

JANE FREILICHER: PAINTER AMONG POETS Reading at Tibor Nagy Gallery 724 Fifth Avenue New York NY 10019 Tel 212 262 5050 Email info@tibordenagy.com in honor of Jane Freilicher: JANE FREILICHER: PAINTER AMONG POETS from 1 to 8 p.m. on Saturday, 1 June 2013  NY School Marathon Reading Charles Bernstein Thom Donovan Vincent Katz Zachary Pace Angelo Nikolopoulos Andrew Gorin Andrew Durbin Eileen Myles Dorothea Lasky Brooke Ellsworth Justin Sherwood Anselm … Read more Reading @ Tibor de Nagy Gallery

Hagar & The Angel

On 23 May 2013, Madeleine Campbell & Nicole Peyrafitte performed Mohammed Dib‘s poem Aube in the context of the installation Hagar and the Angel by sonic artist Bethan Parkes and visual artist Birthe Jorgensen. Video by PJ. The installation & this performance are creative responses to The Hunterian art gallery’s exhibition of the oil painting by John Runciman entitled Hagar and the Angel. The Hunterian’s description of the show is here.