Floating Down the Dig Lit River
What are the creative and poetic possibilities of RSS syndication and how might the introduction of iterative publishing processes affect our experience of digital literature? How can a book be transformed and reworked through an exploration of the formal and aesthetic structure of the stream?
Join us in Vancouver on Saturday, May 24th at 7:30 pm to launch a new artwork by Montreal-based writer and artist J.R. Carpenter.
Tributaries & Text-Fed Streams is a project by J.R. Carpenter that re-purposes the original text of an issue of literary quarterly The Capilano Review (TCR) as a raw material for a new digital artwork. The work is commissioned by The Capilano Review and curated by Kate Armstrong. The work will be simultaneously launched on Turbulence.org.
The launch event will feature a reading by the artist in addition to a programme of experimental readings by practitioners in disparate fields such as quantum physics, geography, and poetics, arranged to explore ideas of streams, seriality, or flow. Participants include Maria Lantin, Michael Boyce, Jeremy Venditti, Global Telelanguage Resources (Andrew Klobucar – CultureNet/CapCollege), and J.R. Carpenter.
After this short program there will be a reception. The event will take place at Helen Pitt Gallery in Vancouver on Saturday, May 24th starting at 7:30 pm.
A number of the participants are guest lecturers/instructors who were associated with Year 1 of CultureNet. This event offers a good taste of one aspect of the program’s focus. Faculty will be attending this event and can make themselves available to answer questions regarding CultureNet.
Saturday, May 24th, 2008
Launch with experimental readings and a reception to follow
Helen Pitt Gallery
102-148 Alexander Street
Suggested donation by sliding scale: $5-$10
Tributaries & Text- Fed Streams: http://tributaries.thecapilanoreview.ca/
The Capilano Review: http://www.thecapilanoreview.ca/
TCR Issue 2-50 : “Artifice and Intelligence”: http://www.thecapilanoreview.ca/archive.php?id=series2/2_50
J.R. Carpenter: http://luckysoap.com/
Kate Armstrong: http://www.katearmstrong.com