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Helen Mirra

Sky-wreck
May 06 – June 24, 2001

 
 
Sun, May 6, 20014:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Opening Reception


Location: Cobb Hall, room 307 (directly below the gallery)
 
Featuring a talk on the artist's work from 5 - 6 pm
 
Sat, May 19, 20018:00 pm

Concert

Phill Niblock, experimental electronics

Location: The Renaissance Society
Admission: $10
 
Since the 1960's Niblock has been at the forefront of experimental multimedia and electronic music. He has gained an international reputation for his real-time manipulated recordings which are part installation, part performance. Niblock will be joined by Baritone singer Tom Buckner, flautist Niki Mitchell, cellist Fred Lonberg-Holm and Michael Colligan. This concert is a Co-presented with LAMPO and will take place in the gallery.
 
Sun, May 20, 20014:30 pm

Reading

Rosmarie Waldrop, poet

Location: Cobb Hall Room 307 (directly below the gallery)
Admission: free
 
Over the course of her career, Rosmarie Waldrop has produced an outstanding body of poetry and translations. Her numerous volumes of poetry include Streets Enough to Welcome Snow; Shorter American Memory; Lawn of the Excluded Middle; and The Aggressive Ways of the Casual Stranger. She has translated works by Edmond Jab?s, Jacques Roubaud and Paul Celan.
 
Thu, May 31, 20016:00 pm

Reading

Lyn Hejinian, poet

Location: Swift Hall, third floor lecture hall
Admission: free
 
Hejinian is among the most prominent of contemporary American poets. She is the author of several volumes of poetry including My Life (1987) Writing Is an Aid to Memory (1996), The Cold of Poetry (1994). Her most recent work is a collection of critical essays, The Language of Inquiry, published last year. This event will take place in Swift Hall, third floor lecture hall.
 
Sun, Jun 3, 20012:00 pm

Lecture

Buzz Spector, artist, on the work of Helen Mirra

Location: Cobb Hall, University of Chicago Rm 402
Admission: free
 
Spector, a conceptual artist known for his erudition and love of books, will give a talk on Mirra's work as it relates to the art historical links between visual arts and poetry of the twentieth century from Dada through Surrealism to Minimalism and Conceptual Art.
 
Thu, Jun 21, 20016:00 pm

Reading

Ben Marcus

Location: Cobb Hall Room 307 (directly below the gallery)
Admission: free
 
Marcus' debut novel The Age of Wire and String (Knopf, 1995) is considered one of the truly remarkable works of experimental fiction of the last decade. He is currently the fiction editor for Fence and his writings have appeared in numerous literary reviews and journals, most recently McSweeny's and Frieze.

Marcus will be reading from A Horizon Grammar, a work written in response to Sky-wreck, commissioned by the Renaissance Society for publication in the catalogue accompanying Mirra's exhibition.
 

   
   
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