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SCULPTURE POEM: IN CONVERSATION

SCULPTURE POEM: IN CONVERSATION

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June 17, 2021 | 12 H

Researching the artists' book in Artexte expansive archival collection during a month-long, virtual residency in May 2021, visual artist Kadie Salmon and poet Klara du Plessis have responded with their own, conceptualizing the artists' book as a series of paper sculptures or pages.

Their book contains three main sections, Incipit, Scree, and Explicit, integrating elements from twenty new poems onto the visual page as medium. The sculptural progression of pages is often malleable, transforming into a variety of tactile poses that embody the flexibility of literary and fine arts interpretation. This new work challenges assumptions of what defines the book as object, form, and content as it changes shape and pushes back against the expectation of readable script.

Join Artexte virtually for the culminating event of this residency, Sculpture Poem: In Conversation, to experience glimpses of research, poetry, and the artists' book as object. Continuous acts of exploring, discovering, making, and collaborating during this residency ground Kadie and Klara's organic narrative of process.

- With Kadie Salmon (London, U.K.) and Klara du Plessis (Montréal) on Thursday, June 17, 2021, from 12:00 p.m. to 13:30 p.m. on Zoom