Karstic-Actions at Galerie Simoncini, Luxembourg

Karstic-Actions at Galerie Simoncini, Luxembourg

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 & installs their most recent KARSTIC ACTION/WORKS on the three levels of the gallery

André Simoncini est heureux de présenter une deuxième édition des créations domopoétiques de Nicole Peyrafitte & Pierre Joris. En ménage depuis plus de trente années, le couple emménage & aménage leurs ACTIONS/TRAVAUX KARSTIQUES.

KARSTIC ACTIONS/WORKS Luxembourg & More!

KARSTIC ACTIONS/WORKS Luxembourg & More!

Hello everyone!
After a year & more sheltering at home in Brooklyn we are happy to head out to Europe, fully vaxxed, to pick up on gigs delayed by the pandemic. Four events are central, all taking place in Luxembourg:
1) our most recent KARSTIC ACTIONS/WORKS at Galerie Simoncini;
2) Pierre Receiving the Batty Weber Award;
3) the CNL celebrating his 75th birthday on 14 July (details to be announced)
4) the “finissage” of the KARSTIC ACTIONS/WORKS show on 15 July.
Voilà! Details below & looking forward to reconnect other that virtually.

1). Nicole Peyrafitte & Pierre Joris
ACTIONS/TRAVAUX KARSTIQUES
June 4th — July 15, 2021
Opening with a Performance Action on Friday, June 4th at 6:00PM

This exhibition/performance of paintings, texts, videos will occupy the gallery’s three levels:
—Sanctuaire/Sanctuary: basement
—Abri/Shelter: street level
—Canopy/Canopée : upper floor
Galerie Simoncini 6, Rue Notre Dame, Luxembourg.
For more details on this see:
Communiqué de Presse
Press Release

2) Just before the KARSTIC ACTIONS/WORKS, exhibition/performance, a long-delayed (because of covid) event will take place on 1 June: Pierre will receive the Batty Weber Prize  (Luxembourg’s life-time achievement award in literature). The ceremony will take place at 7 p.m. at the CNL (Centre National de Littérature) in Mersch in the presence of Minister of Culture, Sam Tanson & the director of the CNL, Nathalie Jacoby. A laudatio will be read by Jean Portante, celebratory poems sung by Nicole Peyrafitte accompanied by Pascal Delalée on violin, & Pierre will read the essay he wrote for the occasion & which will be available as a pamphlet from the CNL (Various Variable Words Variably Arranged in the Form of a Celebratory Talk-Essay on Language & Luxembourg).

3) We’ll be back in Mersch on July 14 as the CNL has proposed to celebrate Pierre’s 75th birthday by creating an event that will include poetry readings & performances by Nicole & some others of our friends, a public interview of PJ by Florent Toniello for a future book, and more. Details to be announced.

4) Finally on 15 July, the finissage will happen at the galerie Simoncini, possibly with a final performance as we take down the paintings, pack the videos & get ready to return to Brooklyn.

Other news:
Nicole’s
“Karstic-Action Je me dé-suffit/ Dé-suffice“: Official Selection of the 9th International Video Poetry Festival. The premiere of the festival will be on Sunday June 6th & will accessible to everyone in the entire world in the Video Art Zone 2021 section.
—Things Fall Where They Lie /Les Choses Tombent où Elles Reposent:
is now available on VOD to rent/buy
English subtitles  /  Sous-titres Français
—The Museum of the Women Library in Glasgow acquired the painting Nicole made during our performance at the CCA on 5th October 2016 as part of the Outside-In / Inside-Out poetry festival and symposium held in Glasgow and  here it is 
—Karstic Actions featured  in Periodico de Poesia UNAM (Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México)

Pierre’s
upcoming online events include:
— Workshop “Celan übersetzen” (FU Berlin, Literarisches Kolloquium Berlin), 14.-15. Juni 2021. This will be a zoom occasion. DTBA
— A Claude Pélieu Symposium in Paris to be held at the University of Chicago Center Paris, On 8/9 July. Still uncertain if this will be live or zoom. DTBA. 
— Pierre’s two 2020 Celan booksPaul Celan: Microliths (Posthumous prose) (CMP) & Paul Celan: Memory Rose into Threshold Speech —  Collected Earlier Poetry (FSG) have garnered quite some reviews. Here are links to some of these:

Have a wonderful summer everyone stay strong & healthy!
 

Pierre & Nicole

Invitation:

Poster:

Opening Weekend at la Galerie Simoncini au Luxembourg

Opening Weekend at la Galerie Simoncini au Luxembourg

Video capture Paige Mitchell

Amazing week (preparing, setting up, installing) and uplifting weekend (painting, reading, performing) at the Simoncini Gallery in Luxembourg. We had a three-day opening party during which we nomadically performed our collaborations moving across the three floors of the exhibition.

At the lower level we have installed a complete set of Pierre Joris’ publications — about 60 books & chapbooks moving between poetry, essays & translations. The earliest publications date from 1969; in 1990 begins the years of our collaborations: it includes art work I created for Pierre’s books & videos (12 are available at the galerie) on Pierre’s life & work.
The readings at that level thus focused on our Domopoetics world. The readings on the 1st floor (or 2nd floor in the US!) focused on my recent books & carnets as exhibited there. The performance on the ground level was dedicated to live Action Paintings — I made 5 this weekend! — with Pierre reading from The Book Of U, his new book of poems published by Editions Simoncini with my translation and illustrations for the limited edition.

On Friday Man’ok performed on bass with us. On Saturday & Sunday Pierre DJ’d sound files by earlier collaborators Holland Hopson & Michael Bisio.

So far this has been a truly superb experience for us and, we hope, for the many visitors, from old friends to the people who came in because they saw the action in progress from the street.

The show will run until November 26 and a few more Actions will occur.

With many thanks to André Simoncini & Ingrid Anders and their incredible team of collaborators who made it possible.

Here is the first batch of documentation organized by sections:
Opening Weekend Actions:
Screen Shot 2017-10-22 at 23.55.29https://photos.app.goo.gl/cpcj1G78OSHnfvbb2

Ground Floor : Action PaintingsIMG_9402https://photos.app.goo.gl/bGESyWOB6cJvzzxm1

Basement floor : Domopoetics Zone
DOMOPOETICS ZONE
https://photos.app.goo.gl/5cnQFIUaOCzk30mO2

Upper Floor: Works by NicoleIMG_9392https://photos.app.goo.gl/zPfGJdZq6zGo2U7Q2

Galerie Simoncini Editions:
The Book of U / Le livre des cormorans

Poems by Pierre Joris
Translations & Original illustration Nicole Peyrafitte

https://photos.app.goo.gl/3x5r9g0dRrXeoAAo1

PRESS:
Pre-Opening article:
http://www.woxx.lu/exposition-et-performances-petit-traite-de-domopoetique/

And if you are invited to the finissage at 4PM on Saturday November 25!

Exhibition & Performances Galerie Simoncini

Exhibition & Performances Galerie Simoncini


The exhibition runs from 20 October to 26 November. The address of the Simoncini Gallery is 6, rue Notre Dame, Luxembourg, GD of Luxembourg. Phone: +352 47 55 15. — www.galeriesimoncini.lu

First floor: ACTION PAINTINGS — on 20 October at 6:30 p.m. and on 21 & 22 October at 4 p.m. Paintings created live by Nicole Peyrafitte — “Painting here is an intuitive and physical resultant, a kinesthetic experience” — with Pierre Joris reading from The Book of U / Le livre des cormorans translated by Nicole Peyrafitte & published for the occasion by Editions Simoncini in both a bibliophile & a paperback edition.

Basement: DOMOPOETIC ZONE — An installation by Nicole Peyrafitte of Pierre Joris’ literary universe.
Here you may consult the complete collection of Joris’ books, Peyrafitte’s illustrations & covers for many of these, as well as a range of videos of Joris by Peyrafitte.

2nd floor: RECENT WORKS by Nicole Peyrafitte.