You are invited to:
PLAID DUCHAMP RECORD IN MAGENTA
a late Sunday afternoon of photographs, poems and Super-8 screenings
Stephanie Gray and Paolo Javier will read and present a selection of their own works, including Eterniday; a collaborative film narration inspired by a visit to Joseph Cornell's Utopia Parkway. Meet us at 3PM in the museum's 2nd floor theater where Harry Roseman will begin with stories of assisting Cornell towards the end of his life, with photographs taken from 1969-72.
Plaid Duchamp Record in Magenta is the 2nd of ROW/SEW: 3 Sundays for Robert Seydel: a series of gatherings of artists and writers to address, to read, to perform, to pay homage to the life and work of Robert Seydel, his alter ego Ruth Greisman, and her friends Joseph Cornell, Marcel Duchamp, et al.
August 16th 3-5 PM
Directions: Take the 7 to Willets-Point
walk down the boardwalk to the park
turn right and walk towards the big steel earth
The Unisphere fountain is in front of a museum entrance
STEPHANIE GRAY is the author of a poetry collection, Heart Stoner Bingo (Straw Gate Books, 2007), and a chapbook, I Thought You Said It Was Sound/How Does That Sound? (2012), published by Portable Press at Yo-Yo Labs, which also published her second full-length collection with images from her films, Shorthand and Electric Language Stars (2015). A chapbook from Argos Books, A Country Road Going Back in Your Direction, was also published in 2015. Her short super 8 experimental films, often about the city, class, queer or feminist themes, have screened internationally at fests such as Viennale, Oberhausen, Ann Arbor, and at venues including Microscope Gallery, Mono No Aware, and Millennium Film Workshop. She had a film retrospective at Anthology Film Archives in 2015.
PAOLO JAVIER is the former Queens Poet Laureate (2010-14), and author of Court of the Dragon, a book of poetry published recently by Nightboat Books. His other full length books include The Feeling Is Actual (Marsh Hawk Press), 60 lv bo(e)mbs (O Books), and the time at the end of this writing(Ahadada), which received a Small Press Traffic Book of the Year Award. He is the recipient of grants from the Queens Council on the Arts and New York State Council on the Arts, and has enjoyed residencies at the Millay Colony of the Arts, The AC Institute, and the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council’s Workspace.
HARRY ROSEMAN is a sculptor, photographer, draftsman, practitioner of web based works, and professor of art at Vassar College where he currently chairs the Department of Art. From 1969-1972, Roseman worked as an assistant to Joseph Cornell.
ROW/SEW is co-organized by Emmy Catedral and Nathaniel Otting in conjunction with Siglio and Ugly Duckling Presse. The exhibition Robert Seydel: The Eye in Matter, curated by Peter Gizzi, Lisa Pearson, and Richard Kraft, is now on view at Queens Museum til September 27th.