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—–> Tuesday, January 8th, 2013 @ 8pm
Vincent Katz presents Current Projects, including “Assay : Fort”
The Fort, Gloucester, Massachusetts, 2012, by Vivien Bittencourt
Vincent Katz discusses and reads from current work in translation, collaboration, prose, and poetry, including the first presentation of a collaborative piece by Vivien Bittencourt and Vincent Katz, based on their residency in July, 2012, at Gloucester Writer’s Center.
Vincent Katz is a poet, translator, and teacher. He is the author of eleven books of poetry, two books of translation, and his criticism has been published in numerous books, catalogues, and journals. He curated an exhibition on Black Mountain College for the Reina Sofia Museum in Madrid and was the editor of Black Mountain College: Experiment In Art, published by MIT Press in 2002, with a second printing scheduled for Spring, 2013. He is the translator of The Complete Elegies Of Sextus Propertius (Princeton, 2004) and the author of Alcuni Telefonini, a book of poems in collaboration with painter Francesco Clemente, published by Granary Books in 2008. Katz is the publisher of the poetry and arts journal VANITAS and of Libellum books. He teaches in the MFA Program in Art Criticism and Writing at the School of Visual Arts in New York, where he recently taught a course entitled “Investigating Interdisciplinarity.”
Vivien Bittencourt grew up in São Paulo, Brazil, and moved to New York City in 1986. She has photographed extensively, making portraits of poets, musicians, and artists. She has made various short video documentaries on artists, including Red Grooms, Alex Katz, and Rudy Burckhardt. She has made poetry-related videos featuring Allen Ginsberg, Kenneth Koch, Gregory Corso, Rene Ricard among others. Her documentary, “Kiki Smith: Squatting The Palace,” co-directed by Vincent Katz and edited by Tom Piper, was shown for two weeks at Film Forum in New York in January, 2007. It was also screened at the 25th Montreal International Festival of Films on Art, 2007, as well as festivals in Milan, Naples and Florence. Bittencourt and Katz’ documentary, “Man in the Woods: The Art of Rudy Burckhardt,” featuring interviews with Burckhardt, Robert Storr, and Brian Wallis, was screened at the 22nd Montreal International Festival of Films on Art, 2004, and was awarded the “Best of Festival” prize in the Arts category at the Berkeley Film and Video Festival, 2004.
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