Nicole Peyrafitte @ Festival Voix Vives in Sète

If you’re in the South of France these weeks & like poetry & performance, do not miss the Festival “Voix Vives de Méditerranée en Méditerranée” in Sète. More than a hundred poets & performers from just about every country around the Mediterranean will do their thing for 7 days — morning, noon & night. I’ll be there, for the pleasure of seeing some old friends and to accompany Nicole … Read more Nicole Peyrafitte @ Festival Voix Vives in Sète

Summer’s Ahead, Says Nicole

Adishatz, Hello! Our spring was busy & rich with a great tour of the UK. You can find videos & pix on my facebook page, Pierre Joris’ blog & more links below. We are now almost ready to embark on a long summer transhumance filled with many exciting stages — see short & longer term dates below. Meanwhile, let me fill you in on our publications. Bi-Valve : Vulvic Space / Vulvic Knowledge — which … Read more Summer’s Ahead, Says Nicole

Nicole Peyrafitte sings Frank O’Hara

NP@TiborDeNagy from Tawil Productions on Vimeo. Nicole Peyrafitte sings the Frank O’Hara poem “Interior, For Jane” at the Tibor de Nagy gallery on 1 June 2013 in honor of Jane Freilicher.

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.

Little Sparta Reading

Pierre Joris — Nicole Peyrafitte — Ken Cockburn — Lila Matsumoto Poetry reading at Little Sparta – the garden of Ian Hamilton Finlay [in the temple of Bauchis & Philemon if wet]  The ticket price includes: return transport (if applicable, depending on ticket type selected) from  University Avenue (at John McIntyre building), Glasgow or  adjacent to Bristow Square (outside the Student Centre), Edinburgh; admission to the garden (with your choice … Read more Little Sparta Reading

UK Tour in Progress

We’re in London to start a UK reading tour tomorrow at Birbeck College. Went to see the excellent prehistoric show at the British Museum this morning — more on that in a later post. I posted the details on tomorrow’s reading a few days back, but here, the complete program for the next 2 weeks. Should you be anywhere near one of the venues, do come in! UK TRIP MAY 2013  BANGOR-WALES Friday, … Read more UK Tour in Progress

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

Review of “Mirage” on Resolve40

Check out this review of Nicole Peyrafitte & Miles Joris-Peyrafitte’s film Basil King: Mirage. Basil King: Mirage by patrick brennan photo courtesy of the filmmakers   Among context invoking in-betweens such as essays, interviews, reviews and descriptions, it’s not that often that an artist can be so influentially positioned to shape these as in Nicole Peyrafitte’s and Miles Joris-Peyrafitte’s deft 23 minute short film, Basil King: Mirage, which ably affords … Read more Review of “Mirage” on Resolve40