May 12, 2012 8pm at Observatory
Hosted by Wythe Marschall
[“You Are Invited to Lick This Poster,” edible poster designed by BF Bifocals for the OPR’s PELT: Skin of Space launch at The Observatory. Laser print; food glue, sugar, chili powder, salt, cumin, cinnamon, cayenne pepper, and women’s daily vitamin supplement 24” x 36”. Read more about the poster and demonstration, here: http://www.bfbifocals.com/portfolio/you-are-invited-to-lick-this-poster/]
This event marks the release of the first volume of PELT, titled ‘The Skin of Space,’ and heralds the occasion with the presentation of additional field and lab reports on the subject, in the form of poetry, lecture, and findings presented in printed graphic arts.
Lytle Shaw is the author of Cable Factory 20 (Atelos), Frank O’Hara: The Poetics of Coterie, articles on Smithson, and the forthcoming Specimen Box (Periscope) and Fieldworks: From Place to Site in Postwar Poetry (Univ. Alabama Press). He is associate Prof. of English at NYU.
Ed Keller is Associate Dean of Distributed Learning and Technology and Associate Professor, School of Design Strategies, at the New School. He is also a co-founder with Carla Leitao of AUM Studio, an award winning architecture and new media firm, and his work and writing has appeared in Praxis, ANY, AD, Arquine, Leonardo Electronic Almanac, Architecture, Parpaings, Precis, Wired, Metropolis, Assemblage, Ottagono, and Progressive Architecture.
Jeff T. Johnson‘s poetry is forthcoming or has appeared in 1913 a journal of forms, dandelion magazine, Slope, and Whiskey & Fox, among other publications. Critical essays have appeared in The Rumpus, Coldfront, Sink Review, and elsewhere. He lives in Brooklyn, is Editor in Chief at LIT, and edits Dewclaw. He is currently working on LIVE FROM THE VOID, a typographic projection digitally rendered in architectural model space. For more information, visit jefftjohnson.wordpress.com.
Daniel C. Remein and Ada Smailbegović are colleagues as Ph.D. candidates in the English department at NYU, and are co-founders, with Rachael Wilson, of the Organism for Poetic Research.
BF Bifocals is a collective that does contemporary design, free.
Gracie Leavitt‘s first book of poetry—Monkeys, Minor Planet, Average Star—is forthcoming from Nightboat Books. She is also the author of the chapbook Gap Gardening, out this year from These Signals Press. Poems have appeared or will soon in such journals as The Brooklyn Review, Conjunctions, Lana Turner, LIT, The Recluse, Sentence, and SET. Transatlantic collaborations appear in Whiskey & Fox‘s series “Parks and Occupation.”