On the eve of his 85th birthday, we join poets, artists, and friends in celebrating the extraordinary and prolific poet Robert Kelly. This event marks Kelly's birthday, as well as the publication of A City Full of Voices: Essays on the Work of Robert Kelly, the second of a two-volume set, preceded by the 2014 A Voice Full of Cities: The Collected Essays of Robert Kelly. In poems that travel vast possibilities of image and linguistic structure, Kelly has propelled us over decades into new terrains of self, relation, environment, and recognition. Hosted by Pierre Joris and Nicole Peyrafitte, with a special reading from Kelly himself, as well as toasts and contributions from Mary Caponegro, Billie Chernicoff, Ian Dreiblatt, Rainer Hanshe, Michael Ives, Kimberly Lyons, Charlotte Mandell, Thomas Meyer, Peter Monaco, Joel Newberger, Tamas Panitz, George Quasha, Susan Quasha, Elizabeth Robinson, Jerome Rothenberg, Anne Waldman, Norman Weinstein, and John Yau.
This is a bitter sweet event. Our dear friend Steve Dalachinsky transitioned a year ago & Steve & Yuko Otomo are 2 of the major protagonists of the film — a magic week we had during the shoot in my Pyrenean hometown. Anthology film archives was Steve's Annex and having the film NYC-premiered there makes total sense since he still inhabits the place, and since it is a virtual screening he will certainly attend! So please join in the screening of Things Fall Where They Lie with is part of program 3. But there is a collection of appearances in film and video works by a wide range of filmmakers. Encompassing documentation of Steve’s own performances and readings, short works starring Steve, as well as his guest-appearances and cameos in fiction films and music videos, this series is intended to celebrate Steve’s life and spirit, and to thank him for his untiring dedication to the cinema and to the creative life of New York City and avant-garde culture everywhere.
André Simoncini is pleased to present a second edition/installment of Nicole Peyrafitte & Pierre Joris’s Domopoetic creations. After more than three decades of shared life, the couple now gathers and installs their most recent KARSTIC ACTION/WORKS on the three levels of the gallery:
On the ground floor, the Karstic Refuge where their domestic & political processes interconnect & transform.. A “live action” will take p[lace here on opening day.
In the basement, the Sanctuary, neither holy nor secret, but table/altar for their intimate domopoetric works.
One the first floor: the Canopy, where the diversity & resilience of multi-species relations can be experienced.
Truly honored & excited to be part of “Women & Other Wild Creatures” curated by Nina Levent at Sapar Contemporary, 9 North Moore, NYC (Tribeca) . I will present new works made in the past few weeks based on my nature observations.
See you then!