Friday, April 8, 2011

Some Citations from Amanda Boetzkes' THE ETHICS OF EARTH ART

“[Lucy] Lippard argues that the move toward the virtual disregards the importance of the local environment. She thus posits the local as anti-institutional and anticorporate stance. Artists should, she argues, ‘innovate not just for innovation’s sake, not just for style’s sake, nor to enhance their reputation or ego, but to bring a new degree of coherence and beauty to the lure of the local.” (39)

Hans Haacke : “Make something which experiences, reacts to its environment, changes, is nonstable…Make something sensitive to light and temperature changes, that is subject to air currents and depends in its functioning on the forces of gravity…Make something that lives in time and makes the spectator experience time…Articulate something natural.”(44-45)

Luce Irigaray: “Porosity, and its fullest responsiveness, can occur only within difference. A porosity that moves from the inside to the outside of the body. The most profound intimacy becomes a protective veil. Turns itself into an aura that preserves the nocturnal quality of the encounter, without masks.” (62)

Saturday, March 26, 2011

Poet Jonathan Skinner and Cellist Madeleine Shapiro for Earth Month Concert on Monday, March 28

Earth Day at the Cafe

Monday, March 28th

Two sets: 8:30 and 9:30 PM

29 Cornelia Street, NY, NY 10014

information/reservations: 212.989.9319

a full dinner menu is available

April is Earth Month and cellist Madeleine Shapiro and poet Jonathan Skinner will kick off the celebrations by presenting the second annual Earth Day at the Cafe. The performance will take place on the Schizoid series curated by Frank Oteri.

Music in the first set will draw from Madeleine's ongoing Nature Project featuring wind, snow and birds in works by Judith Shatin, Matthew Burtner and Salvatore Sciarrino. The evening will also highlight the world premiere of Avalon Shorelinesby Gayle Young (, the well-known Canadian composer, sound artist and instrument builder. Avalon Shorelines, combines live cello with pre-recorded sounds of waves and rocks rolling in the receding water of stony beaches along the Avalon Peninsula in Newfoundland. The works will be intertwined with readings of original poetry by award winning eco-poet Jonathan Skinner.

The second set, Travelogue, includes music by Zhou Long, Luciano Berio, and the hauntingly beautiful Cuaderno di Viaje by the Mexican composer Mario Lavista, again, intertwined with poems by Jonathan Skinner.