Thursday, March 10, 2011

The Bird is the Word;

The Niagara Artists' Centre in collaboration with Grey Borders Reading Series Presents...

The Bird is the Word
featuring Visual Art and Visual Poetry installations by
derek beaulieu • bill bissett • Judith Copithorne
kevin mcpherson eckhoff • Marinko Jareb • Travis Kirton
Kelly Mark • Steve McCaffery • a.rawlings
Laurel Woodcock • Hallie Siegel & Matthew Donovan & Gregory Betts

On display from 9 March - 4 June 2011


Readings beginning at 8pm by
derek beaulieu, bill bissett & Honey Novick,
a.rawlings, kevin mcpherson eckoff and Steve McCaffery & Jeremy Lessard.

Musical Performance by Gary Barwin
This exhibit explores the territory where language and visual art intersect through the work of writers and artists. This common (play)ground has been covered by Concrete Poets, Cubists, Dadaists, Futurists, and Surrealists among others. Expanding semantic expression beyond the conventional structures of language includes the exploration of typography as imagery and engages philosophy, semiotics, and political and social commentary. The Bird is the Word will feature poets and visual artists from across Canada delving into the conceptual, spatial, and material presence of the written word. It showcases a multiplicity of media and disciplines including video projection, onsite installation, collage, sculpture, and micrography.

This project is supported Grey Borders Reading Series.
Laurel Woodcock gratefully acknowledges the support of the Toronto Arts Council.

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