Thursday, December 10, 2009
EXIT ART, 475 10th Avenue (between 36th and 37th Streets), NYC
Laura Elrick will do a live poetic reading for her film Stalk.
Laura Elrick’s latest project Stalk is a critical outgrowth of the spatially investigative social poetics she gestures toward in her essay “Poetry, Ecology and the Reappropriation of Lived Space”. Originally commissioned by the Kootenay School of Writing for the Positions Colloquium held in Vancouver in August 2008, Stalk documents a silent public performance (part dystopian urban cartography, part spatial-poetic intervention) over which Elrick intones poetry and song constructed from appropriated text. She has previously written two books of poetry—sKincerity (Krupskaya 2003) and Fantasies in Permeable Structures (Factory School 2005)—and has also recorded a set of audio pieces originally created for the Performance Writing Series at New Langton Arts in San Francisco (accessible on writing.upenn.edu/pennsound/). She has been a contributing editor to Future Poem Books, curator of the Segue on the Bowery reading series, and a frequent contributor to poetics journals in New York and elsewhere. She works at Pratt Institute in Brooklyn.