Stir & The Ghost In Us Is Multiplying: Barry Schwabsky, Marianne Nowottny and Brent Armendinger
Bas Fisher Invitational
100 Northeast 11th Street
Miami, FL 33132
Art Critic/Poet Barry Schwabsky and Musician/Artist Marianne Nowottny present Stir: new compositions of poetry and electronic music, a follow-up to their 2012 CD, A Voice Hears You from Mysterious Places.
Poet Brent Armendinger will read from his book The Ghost in Us Was Multiplying, an exploration of the relationship between ethics and desire.
Barry Schwabsky is the art critic of The Nation. Schwabsky has been writing about art for the magazine since 2005, and his essays have appeared in many other publications, including Flash Art (Milan), Artforum, theLondon Review of Books and Art in America. His books include The Widening Circle: Con¬sequences of Modernism in Contemporary Art, Vitamin P: New Perspectives in Painting and several volumes of poetry, the most recent being Book Left Open in the Rain (Black Square Editions/The Brooklyn Rail). Schwabsky has contributed to books and catalogs on artists such as Henri Matisse, Alighiero Boetti, Jessica Stockholder and Gillian Wearing, and has taught at the School of Visual Arts, Pratt Institute, New York University, Goldsmiths College (University of London) and Yale University.
Brent Armendinger was born in Warsaw, New York, and studied at Bard College and the University of Michigan. In addition to THE GHOST IN US WAS MULTIPLYING, a book of poems from Noemi Press, Armendinger has published two chapbooks, Undetectable and Archipelago. His work has appeared in many journals, including Aufgabe, Bateau, Bloom, Bombay Gin, Colorado Review, Denver Quarterly, Hayden’s Ferry Review, LIT, Puerto del Sol, RECAPS Magazine, Volt and WebConjunctions. In 2013, Armendinger was awarded a residency at the Headlands Center for the Arts. He lives in Los Angeles and teaches at Pitzer College, where he is an Associate Professor of English and World Literature.
Marianne Nowottny has released numerous CDs over the past fourteen years, including Skymother Mountain: a selection of poems by Li Bái and Divine Cantos: based on Dante’s Divina Commedia. Recently she provided the soundtrack to Provocative Dramas by Arch Oboler, a CD featuring two plays by one of radio’s most entertaining and influential writers.