June 8th, 4:00
Ellen Webb Studio, 2822 Union Street, Oakland
Come join us. I will be presenting new work on grief and embodiment through poetry and performance.
Relay is a longterm dance poetry project by Margit Galanter. Inspired by the visual poem Concordance, by Mei-Mei Bersenbrugge and Kiki Smith, for three years Margit has been investigating particular questions around embodied language, in resonance with place and space.
The iris opened
on the doorknob
in islands of mildew on the wall
in the wrapping paper in the kitchen
“where are you” it said, and not finding
shut itself up amid in the coffee dregs
trees indifferent to the text.
L’iride si aprí
sulla maniglia dell porta
nelle isole di muffa sul muro
nella carta d’imballaggio in cucina
“dove sei” disse, e non trovando
si rinchiuse tra resti di caffè
alberi indifferenti al testo.
–Maria Attanasio, Amnesia of the Movement of Clouds
Pin words near vowels to avoid tears. Place paper over words to curl while drying.
Watch text uncurl dusk.
A. Rawlings, Wide Slumber of the Lepidopterists