Friday, 4 October 2013

Visual Poetry event (8/10)

Professor Terri Witek (Sullivan Chair in Creative Writing at Stetson University, US) and Cyriaco Lopes

Special Event at Salford Museum and Art Gallery

Professor Terri Witek  and new media artist Cyriaco Lopes present their collaborative visual poetry at the North Gallery in Salford Museum & Art Gallery Tuesday 8th October 3pm (free entry).

Terri Witek and Cyriaco Lopes have been collaborating since 2005. While Witek often writes poetry about art, Lopes’ art work often investigates language. A signature of their collaborations is that their media, art and poetry, interweave while each retains its identity. By reinventing, interrupting and restaging each other’s words and images, they create a hybrid third possibility. Their collaborations so far have extended to video, performance, photography, drawing, and artists’ books. Their projects have been featured at Art in Odd Places (Big Bronze Statues was chosen as one of the highlights of the 2009 season by Time Out New York), in a solo show at Le Petit Versailles, New York, at the British Film Festival (finalist in the avant-garde category), and in Contemporary Flanerie: Reconfiguring Cities (Oakland University, Michigan) among other venues. The first retrospective of their work to date, but here all dreams equal distance, was shown at Grinnell College’s Faulconer Gallery in April, 2010 and featured a collaborative multi-media event, the day you left. In November 2010 their site-specific project, A Shelter on King’s Road placed the trace of Martin Luther King’s firebombed cottage in the Markland House, a National Register treasure acquired by Flagler College in 1966. Current projects include All Love is Stolen (2013), a 5000 flyer street distribution in South Beach for O, Miami, and The Fernando Pessoa Game, which they ran in Lisbon in the summer of 2013.

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