Drunken Boat: 10th Anniversary at Real Art Ways
THURSDAY, APRIL 23, 7 PM
an international online arts journal, is celebrating its 10th anniversary with a multimedia literary event. For the last decade, Drunken Boat has been publishing the best of more traditional forms of representation, such as poetry and prose, alongside multimedia works of art, such as hypertext, video and sound art, that could only exist online.
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BIOS FOR DRUNKEN BOAT
PERFORMERS AND WRITERS
FOR REAL ART WAYS LAUNCH
Edmond Chibeau is a performance writer who teaches "Scriptwriting" and "History of Communication" at Eastern Connecticut State University. Chibeau believes we are Microchip Aboriginals, living in the Ur Civilization of the Digital Age. The quantum space between the zeros and ones of the binary number system allows for a digital ekphrasis of the scirbal analogue of phonetic space. In other words; the phonetic alphabet texts us. His play, The Norwich Nine, about civil war soldiers buried in Norwich, Connecticut, was performed at Eastern Connecticut State University on April 19th. He will be giving the keynote address for a regional IMPAC-Connecticut State University System Young Writers celebration at Eastern on April 28th.
Chibeau’s work has been performed at Lincoln Center, The Knitting Factory, NoSeNO, The Ear Inn, and elsewhere. He has worked with John Cage, Alison Knowles, Kenneth Rexroth, Allen Ginsberg, & Charles Bernstein, among others.
Composer Anthony Cornicello writes music that blurs distinctions between performers and electronics, timbre and harmony, composition and improvisation, and explores the boundaries of what may be considered post-classical concert music. He has been commissioned to write music for the Scorchio Electric String Quartet, ModernWorks!, the Auros Group for New Music, the Prism Saxophone Quartet, the New York New Music Ensemble, David Holzman, the Group for Contemporary Music, and the InterEnsemble of Padova, Italy. His work has also been featured on the Guggenheim Museum’s “Works and Process” series. Cornicello’s works have also been performed by the Chicago Civic Symphony, Parnassus, ALEA III, Composers Concordance, Madeleine Shapiro, Robert Black, among others. Cornicello has begun performing on the laptop, using a variety of interfaces and the Max/MSP program. Those performances, mostly with EEE!, have had a notable impact on his music, as EEE!’s music ranges from hip-hop to experimental noise. EEE! is based at Eastern Connecticut State University, where Cornicello is an Associate Professor and Director of the Electronic Music Lab.
Jonathan Monroe's contributions are drawn from Demosthenes' Legacy (Ahadada 2009), a cross-genre work of prose poetry, poetics, and short fiction. Professor and Director of Graduate Studies in Comparative Literature at Cornell University, he is the author of A Poverty of Objects: The Prose Poem and the Politics of Genre (Cornell) and co-author and editor of Writing and Revising the Disciplines (Cornell), Local Knowledges, Local Practices: writing in the Disciplines at Cornell (Pittsburgh), Poetry, Community, Movement (Diacritics), and Avant-Garde Poetries after the Wall (Poetics Today).
P. Newland has published short fiction with Chelsea, Mississippi Review, Daedalus, and Storyglossia, as well as others. One of her stories was recently nominated for a Pushcart Prize. She writes in her basement, coming up occasionally for coffee. The rest of the time, she works as a adolescent psychotherapist. She recently completed a novel.
Charles Rafferty received a 2009 NEA Fellowship in Creative Writing, as well as a grant from the Connecticut Commission on Culture and Tourism. He is the author of four full-length collections of poetry: The Man on the Tower (University of Arkansas Press, 1995), Where the Glories of April Lead (Mitki/Mitki Press, 2001), During the Beauty Shortage (M2 Press, 2005), and A Less Fabulous Infinity (Louisiana Literature Press, 2006). He has placed poems in The Southern Review, Poetry East, Drunken Boat, TriQuarterly, Quarterly West, Massachusetts Review, Phoebe: The George Mason Review, Connecticut Review, DoubleTake, Poems &Plays, and Louisiana Literature. His
work has also appeared in several anthologies, including American Poetry: The Next Generation (Carnegie Mellon University Press), Rhyming Poems: A Contemporary Anthology (University of Evansville Press), and Sonnets: 150 Contemporary Sonnets (University of Evansville Press). He currently teaches at Albertus Magnus College and in the MFA program at Western Connecticut State University. By day, he works as an editor for a technology consulting firm. He lives in Sandy Hook, Connecticut, with his wife and two daughters.
Rattapallax Films is committed to producing poetic films and documentaries with a social dimension to them. Their films have appeared in the Cairo International Film Festival, San Jose Film Festival, Philadelphia Festival of World Cinema and elsewhere around the world.
Spoken word artist Kelly Zen-Yie Tsai has been featured in 300 performances worldwide at venues including the Nuyorican Poets Cafe, the House of Blues, the Apollo Theater, Kennedy Center, Lincoln Center, and three seasons of the award-winning “Russell Simmons Presents HBO Def Poetry.” The author of Inside Outside Outside Inside (2004) and Thought Crimes (2005) and the CD Infinity Breaks (2006), Tsai has shared stages with Mos Def, KRS-One, Sonia Sanchez, Talib Kweli, Erykah Badu, Amiri Baraka, and many more. Tsai is the author of three poetry chapbooks. Her poetry and essays have been widely published and anthologized. She was awarded an Urban Artists Initiative Fellowship via the Asian American Arts Alliance in 2007. In 2008, the Idealist named Tsai as one of their “New York 40?-- the top New Yorkers who make a positive impact in the five boroughs.
Robin Starbuck is an installation and video artist who lives and works in New York City. Since receiving her MFA from the Art Institute of Chicago and a post graduate certificate in film/video production from NYU she has exhibited her work widely both nationally and internationally. Starbuck is currently a Visiting Scholar in experimental film and animation at Sarah Lawrence College and is working on several parallel film projects involving racial identity and survival in Native American communities and the subsequent retro-romanticizing of these communities by outsiders. The history of her work includes an investigation of various aspects of American culture through the lens of Freudian Trauma theory. She will be showing a clip from her video "Bishee" and the video short "Forest."
Young-Hae Chang Heavy Industries is a Seoul-based Web art group consisting of Marc Voge (U.S.A.) and Young-Hae Chang (Korea). Their work is characterized by text-based animation composed in Macromedia Flash that is highly synchronized to musical score, typically jazz In 2000, YHCHI's work was recognized by the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art for its contribution to Online Art. In 2001 the group was awarded a grant from the Foundation for Contemporary Arts Grants to Artists Award.