Hallie Ford School of Graduate Studies launches Press with "Eco-Speculative Pamphlet Series"
November 04, 2019
Hallie Ford School of Graduate Studies launches Press with "Eco-Speculative Pamphlet Series"!
The first book in the series is a book of poems by CA Conrad
The book will be available at PNCA's Graduate Symposium on November 22+23 where conrad will be leading a workshop and reading!!
"Eco-Speculative Pamphlet Series"
adjective engaged in, expressing, or based on conjecture rather than knowledge.
The Eco-Speculative Pamphlet Series collects critical and creative experiments by artists addressing the politics of the Anthropocene and imagining possible futures.
Forthcoming in the series:
JANICE LEE + LENI ZUMAS + GABRIEL URZA
BIQUINI WAX EPS
Available November 22, 2019
18 Poems & (Soma)tic Rituals
The pamphlet 18 Poems & (Soma)tic Rituals by CAConrad is a short collection of poems based on a series of rituals conducted by the poet. (Soma)tic rituals are intended to channel the most essential, daring, and innovative part of an artist. No matter who you are, having a daily creative practice can expand your ability to form the crucial questions we need to be asking ourselves about how to change the destructive direction we are all currently headed toward on our tiny planet. The poems and rituals express grief over loss due to violence, homophobia, and ecological destruction, among other sources. As CAConrad says in their “Manifesto-Introduction: “If you used to paint, paint again. If you used to write poems, start writing again. The potential magic of this world requires our participation. I’m not a motivational speaker; I’m a poet. I’m not an optimist; I simply believe in the possibilities of our collective genius.”
“CAConrad’s poems invite the reader to become an agent in a joint act of recovery, to step outside of passivity and propriety and to become susceptible to the illogical and the mysterious.” —Tracy K. Smith, New York Times
CAConrad is a 2019 Creative Capital Fellow, and the author of 9 books of poetry and essays: While Standing in Line for Death (Wave Books, 2017) received a Lambda Literary Award. A recipient of a Pew Fellowship in the Arts, they also received the Believer Magazine Book Award and the Gil Ott Book Award. Their work has been translated into Spanish, Greek, Polish, Norwegian, Portuguese, Danish, French, and German. They teach regularly at Columbia University and at the Sandberg Art Institute in Amsterdam.
The Hallie Ford School of Graduate Studies Press publishes experimental text works exploring the intersections between critical theory, art, politics, and literature.
Be sure to see MA Critical Studies Student, Jason Le, moderate Andrew Tay and Stephen Thompson's discussion of their performance, Make Banana Cry!
The Hallie Ford School of Graduate Studies is happy to present a panel discussion with scholars Christopher Ian Foster + Carmen P. Thompson!
Launch your future in art and design! Visit with counselors, admissions team members, and faculty from art and design schools for a portfolio review before applying to colleges or universities.
Join PNCA's MFA Applied Craft + Design Chair Sara Huston, faculty member and mentor Abbie Miller and artist and craftswoman Annica Cuppetelli in conversation as they delve into their individual use of both hand work and machine techniques, and share their research on the various layers of production and information that are intertwined with objects, processes, and materials, as well as their need to evolve, adapt, and establish craft in relationship to making and industry. The event will be at GMA Architects, where Miller’s ongoing exhibition serves as a backdrop for the talk.
October 30 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm PDT
GMA Architects Office building, 240 N Broadway, Unit 203 Portland, OR 97227
This event is part of Portland Textile Month https://www.textilex.org/event/the-evolving-hand/