Occitan Symposium, Banquet & Performance

On Saturday, November 23, Poets House, in partnership with City Lore and NY’OC Trobadors, hosts a landmark symposium celebrating and bringing the riches of southern French poetry and culture to the American public. The symposium gathers international and local poets, artists, scholars, and performers to share the fascinating history of the region and bring to life the songs of troubadours past and present in the endangered lenga d’òc (Occitan language). Chef and foodie favorite … Read more Occitan Symposium, Banquet & Performance

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”

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”….

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.

Birbeck College Reading

Birkbeck Contemporary Poetics Research Centre welcomes Pierre Joris and Nicole Peyrafitte A presentation: Poems for the Millennium: Volume Four The University of California Book of North African Literature Followed by Domopoetics  Personal & Shared Artistic Practices A Multimedia performance that meanders dialogically between Pierre Joris’ poems, translations & thinking, & Nicole Peyrafitte’s drawings & videos, voice- & textual work. Tuesday 14 May, from 7pm Room 253 Birkbeck Main Building, Torrington … Read more Birbeck College Reading

Percolating News from Nicole Peyrafitte

Nicole Peyrafitte has been busy 1) preparing for a performance and 2) preparing amazing food. Check it out:  Coming up on her Calendar: Saturday February 9 2PM  Artaud in the Black Lodge (A work in progress) An opera by David T. Little, libretto Anne Waldman Performeuse in libretto reading Culturemart 2013 HERE Arts Center 145 Avenue of the Americas New York, NY 10013 * * * and here, an … Read more Percolating News from Nicole Peyrafitte