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“To Hold a Letter to the Light” Workshop, Pt 2, With Jen Bervin
Nov
14
4:30 PM16:30
FAF

“To Hold a Letter to the Light” Workshop, Pt 2, With Jen Bervin

An interdisciplinary writing workshop focused on letters as source material for art and writing, including compilations of letters, projects seeking and compiling responses to letters, and other archive-based works. Artists include Jina Valentine, Lenka Clayton’s Sculptures for the Blind, Susan Howe’s Spontaneous Particulars: The Telepathy of Archives, M. NourbeSe Philips’ Zong!, Sophie Calle’s Take care of yourself, Lynell George and Robin Coste Lewis from Radio Imagination: Artists and Writers in the Archive of Octavia Butler, Emily Dickinson’s Envelope Poems, Matthew Bakkom’s New York City Letters of Complaint, and No One Will Ever Have the Same Knowledge Again: Letters from Mt. Wilson Observatory. 

(8 participants by application only; 2 group sessions, must be available for both)

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“To Hold a Letter to the Light” Workshop, Pt 1, with Jen Bervin
Oct
31
4:30 PM16:30
FAF

“To Hold a Letter to the Light” Workshop, Pt 1, with Jen Bervin

An interdisciplinary writing workshop focused on letters as source material for art and writing, including compilations of letters, projects seeking and compiling responses to letters, and other archive-based works. Artists include Jina Valentine, Lenka Clayton’s Sculptures for the Blind, Susan Howe’s Spontaneous Particulars: The Telepathy of Archives, M. NourbeSe Philips’ Zong!, Sophie Calle’s Take care of yourself, Lynell George and Robin Coste Lewis from Radio Imagination: Artists and Writers in the Archive of Octavia Butler, Emily Dickinson’s Envelope Poems, Matthew Bakkom’s New York City Letters of Complaint, and No One Will Ever Have the Same Knowledge Again: Letters from Mt. Wilson Observatory.

(8 participants by application only; 2 group sessions, must be available for both)

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Visiting Lecturer: Jen Bervin
Sep
26
4:30 PM16:30
FAF, VLS

Visiting Lecturer: Jen Bervin

Jen Bervin is the RISD Provost's Fine Arts Fellow for the years 2018-2019. For more information on the Jen's Fellowship, click here.

“Jen Bervin’s work—all of it—engages the eye, the hand, the ear, and the mind. Her artistry is vast and inclusive, by finesse and intelligence, by curiosity, forbearance, and vision. She knows the unexpected wonder of pattern is everywhere and that the smallest detail contains enough energy to spawn a universe. I think they should send her into space, if it were not for the fact her work has already sent us there. Her poems in themselves, those exhilirated fragments, are the purest form of the art itself—they contain the innate inner gradients of whatever takes our breath away.”–Mary Ruefle

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