Travaux/Actions Karstique 2021 at Galerie Simoncini

Travaux/Actions Karstique 2021 at Galerie Simoncini

KARSTIC ACTIONS/WORKS: DOCUMENTATION

From June 4th — July 15, 2021 Galerie Simoncini —Luxembourg, presented the second extensive installment of Nicole Peyrafitte & Pierre Joris’ Domopoetics creations. The couple, who has shared life for three decades, moved in with their most recent KARSTIC ACTIONS/WORKS —paintings, texts, videos — & occupied the three levels of the gallery.
— On the ground floor, the Karstic Refuge where their domestic & political processes interconnect & transform.  
— In the basement, the Sanctuary, neither holy nor secret, but table/altar for their intimate domopoetic works.
— On the second floor, the Canopy, where the diversity & resilience of multi-species relations can be experienced.
For the opening & the finissage live Karstic-Action performances were presented. Below are the two videos:

Opening on Friday, June 4th at 6:00PM with an improvisation of Pascal Delalée on violin

 

Finissage night on July 15 2021 with Colin Toniello on keyboard

VIDEOS displayed at the gallery:
ResistPersistAssist -2020: https://vimeo.com/477008625
Nicole Peyrafitte -VOTE!-2020: https://vimeo.com/473998922
Pierre Joris -VOTE Manifesto-2020: https://youtu.be/o2cL2mj7bu8
Dé-Suffire/De-Suffice -2020: https://vimeo.com/443524314
Manifesto -2020: https://vimeo.com/manage/videos/492536015 
Altars of Light -2006: https://vimeo.com/43001870
KINGSTON Karstic-Action 2020: https://vimeo.com/389405431

PRESSS RELEASES:
English
French

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:

The Poetry Project presents : Robert Kelly : A Celebration

The Poetry Project presents : Robert Kelly : A Celebration

Screening of the hommage/interview/reading on Robert Kelly a film by Nicole Peyrafitte & Pierre Joris 
“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 CaponegroBillie ChernicoffIan DreiblattRainer HansheMichael IvesKimberly LyonsCharlotte MandellThomas MeyerPeter MonacoJoel NewbergerTamas PanitzGeorge QuashaSusan QuashaElizabeth RobinsonJerome RothenbergAnne WaldmanNorman Weinstein, and John Yau.”

Tonight! InterRUPTions, a Reading Series

Tonight! InterRUPTions, a Reading Series

InterRUPTions, a Reading Series presents a special launch reading to celebrate the release of

Chant de la Sirene
Journal of Poetics & the Hybrid Arts

Issue 1: “the Covid Duration”
Zoom event Thursday, July 23rd, 5 p.m. EDT

With short contributor readings / performances by

Toni Simon
Lennox Raphael
Janelle Poe
Nicole Peyrafitte
Larkin Higgins
Dudgrick Bevins
Adeena Karasick
Barrett Watten
Norman Fischer
Nada Gordon
Aldon L. Nielsen
Sheila Maldonado
Susan M. Schultz
Laynie Browne
Hank Lazer
Brenda Coultas
Carla Harryman
Laura Hinton

These short multimedia readings will be followed by a lively InterRUPTions Q & A discussion. Wine & Cocktails are welcome to the Zoom screen! This is a launch party for a new creative magazine, so please come to enjoy, interact, have fun.

Zoom Link:
https://zoom.us/j/97156038061…

Password should it be required:
000787

We will admit known Zoom names from the Waiting Room at 5 p.m. Please RSVP ONLY if you happen to have a Zoom username that we won’t recognize.

Poet / Multi-media Artist Bios available at

https://www.chantdelasirenejournal.com/contributors

We hope you will check out our compelling and timely new issue at
www.chantdelasirenejournal.com
See you Thursday!

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