Last night, we launched a new format at the SEA reading. It mimics the format of Human/Nature, a visual arts series that I have co-curated with Amy Lipton, co-founder of ecoartspace (and at one time with Molly Northrup and Jake Kheel too): Laura Elrick read her poetic text to accompany her film Stalk, which was followed by Jess Levey, a visual artist in the America For Sale exhibit, and Adam Simon, an artist and founder of Four Walls, Fine Art Adoption Network, and most recently AVATAR (A Visual Artist's Temporary Actor Replacement) responding to Laura's work. They both had many thoughtful things to say about didacticism in political art, alternative economies, and other aspects of the work, but as a final gesture Adam brought out his written response to Laura's work. I have pasted it in its entirety below because it is a very apt reading of her work and this rare example of an artist reviewing a poet.
For all of you who missed the reading last night. It will give you a little taste of what's to come at future SEA readings.