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“oei”, april 10 and 11: moving mountains & mounting transitions 

OEI_moving_mountainsMoving mountains & mounting transitions

2 days on “editorial thinking” with OEI at Index – The Swedish Contemporary Art Foundation

This event will be live-streamed via Index’ Twitch channel:

Saturday April 10 and Sunday April 11, 14:00-17:00

On the occasion of the exhibition Editorial Thinking at Index, OEI magazine organizes a two-day event, inviting artists, editors, publishers, writers, and scholars to reflect on the notion of “editorial thinking” in relation to their different practices. Each day will comprise two sessions and will be live streamed via Twitch. The talks take in conversations around editing and publishing as artistic and literary practices, as well as focusing on new and latest publications by OEI.
Guests include Alice Centamore, Pierre Paulin, Michalis Pichler, Nils Olsson, Sezgin Boynik, Lytle Shaw, Axel Andersson.

Saturday 10 April, 14:00-17:00
Addressing “(im)proper places for other books”, Michalis Pichler will talk about historical and recent initiatives of artists who have tried to break out of the process of cultural confinement of their books. This talk will be followed by a short lecture by Nils Olsson on editorial practices taking its cue from Walter Benjamin’s “The author as producer”. Joining us from Paris, Pierre Paulin and Alice Centamore will focus on editing and publishing through the lenses of art, poetry, archives, and curating.

Sunday 11 April, 14:00-17:00
After an introduction to some of the complexities between fieldwork and editing by Jonas (J) Magnusson & Cecilia Grönberg, Lytle Shaw will talk about his new book New Grounds for Dutch Landscape (OEI editör), where he uses an experimental, site-specific method to demonstrate how 17th century painters Jan van Goyen, Jacob van Ruisdael, and Meindert Hobbema did not so much represent the newly made landscape of Holland as re-enact its reclamation and ongoing threats to its stability.
Axel Andersson presents his new book Negative Geology – A Cultural and Technical History of Early European Mountaineering (OEI editör), on mountaineering before Romanticism, which traces the interconnected developments in literature, visual arts, philosophy and technology contributing to the continent’s intense interest in mountains. Sezgin Boynik, the guest editor of the latest issue of OEI, #90–91: “Sickle of Syntax & Hammer of Tautology. Concrete and Visual Poetry in Yugoslavia, 1968–1983”, tackles the question of how to edit avantgarde archives while introducing this new OEI issue.

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canale telegram di slowforward: materiali di ricerca (scritture, audio, arte)

è nato un canale Telegram per materiali e aggiornamenti legati alla ricerca artistica, musicale, testuale, video, che integra e amplia il lavoro che slowforward sta facendo da 18 anni.

chi è interessato alla sperimentazione recente (o, in certi casi, ‘storica’/storicizzata) può iscriversi e seguire il link


readaly: una lettura settimanale

cecil touchon interviewed by pierre gervois

Cecil Touchon was Born in 1956 in Austin, Texas is a contemporary American collage artist, painter, published poet, and theorist living in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Co-founder of the International Post-Dogmatist Group, Touchon is director of the group’s Ontological Museum, Founder of the International Museum of Collage, Assemblage, and Construction, and founder of the International Society of Assemblage and Collage Artists. Cecil Touchon is best known for his Typographic Abstraction works that ‘Free the letters from their burden of being bearers of meaning”.

Touchon co-founded the International Post-Dogmatist Group (IPDG) in 1987. Primarily an alternative to a post-modernist view of the world, the group’s writings suggest that creativity and artistic pursuits must be based in a recognition of the spiritual underpinnings of all human activities. The IPDG addresses itself to the art world through a presentation of itself as the ‘official avant-garde’ creating an elaborate bureaucratic structure of outlandish sounding offices through which the various members communicate simulating ‘the establishment’ as a form of parody.

In 2005 an exhibition was held in Cuernavaca, Mexico entitled “Cecil Touchon – Thirty Years of Fluxing Around” in which art works and scores dating as early as 1975 were exhibited showing the fluxus tendency in Touchon’s work over the last thirty years. Touchon has never been formally associated with the Fluxus group until the year 2000 with his participation in the Fluxlist – an email group where the current generation fluxus artists interact and collaborate. In 2002 Touchon, with a number of other artists from the Fluxlist established the Fluxnexus – a group of artists working together on various new Fluxus projects including a new Fluxus performance workbook. In 2006 Touchon established the FluxMuseum in order to assemble and archive samples of works by contemporary 21st Century Fluxus artists. The central focus of the Fluxmuseum has been the creation of Fluxus related publications and curating and mounting international exhibitions of Fluxus art called Fluxhibitions.

Interviewed by Pierre Gervois.

warm regards / jim leftwich. 2020

Poems written in December 2020
Jim Leftwich


​serried are the distant trees.
the list goes on and on and
on, on and on. this morning
i am thanking everyone for
last night. the matchbook
totem opens spaces sparkling
to the end. this is our next
chance. we are eligible to
be legible, but never again.


never a hat at that, not ever.
during who minus back home
in which the blemish of hubris
was strewn like a beacon
across the lawns of a small
town soup / have to become
an entrance into our own set
of unauthored circumstances.


right now a portal into the
sea elsewhere no future
that anyone can work with.

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la rete della ricerca letteraria: siti, blog e podcast di scrittura sperimentale

dalla pagina fb di Antonio Syxty:

LA FINESTRA DI ANTONIO SYXTY EXTRA con Marco Giovenale, vi aspetta questa sera, 18 dicembre, dalle ore 21 in diretta sulla pagina Facebook di MTM Teatro.

La finestra di Antonio Syxty (EXTRA) incontra Marco Giovenale, tra i fondatori del sito di materiali sperimentali (2006), nonché editor, curatore indipendente, lettore per case editrici, traduttore dall’inglese e coordinatore del Centro di poesia e scritture contemporanee, che nel 2018-19 ha contribuito a fondare.

Tema della puntata è La rete della ricerca letteraria: siti, blog e podcast di scrittura sperimentale.

Si potrà seguire anche dai link:

prière pour les ingénieux rayon des foetiches engendrés / emilio villa. 1976

Prière pour les ingénieux rayon des Foetiches engendrés (pour obtenir la consommation de toutes les Apparences)

Emilio Villa, da “E/mana/azione”, n. 2, Napoli, settembre 1976

(Preghiera per i raggi ingegnosi dei Feticci generati – per ottenere la consumazione di tutte le Apparenze)

Grazie a Stefano Marotta per l’immagine.

nasce exargot

Nasce exArgot, gruppo di scrittori e critici che promuove e organizza occasioni pubbliche di lettura e discussione sulla poesia, le scritture di ricerca, la letteratura in generale. Ne fanno parte Maria Grazia Calandrone, Maria Teresa Carbone, Fiammetta Cirilli, Andrea Cortellessa, Elisa Davoglio, Marco Giovenale, Massimiliano Manganelli, Giulio Marzaioli, Guido Mazzoni, Vincenzo Ostuni, Tommaso Ottonieri, Laura Pugno, Lidia Riviello, Sara Ventroni, Michele Zaffarano.

Già a dicembre sono in programma due giorni di “Stati complementari della poesia”, ascolto e analisi della poesia di autori nati negli anni Ottanta e Novanta.

Un “mi piace” sulla pagina facebook vi aggiornerà su tutto:

“canella,” “capparis,” “caragana” / irene koronas. 2020

jim leftwich: three poems

silliman’s blog @ epc digital library

The EPC Digital Library is delighted to announce the Complete Ron Silliman Blog History: every entry 2002-2020, listed, & searchable by, topic. The full blog now archived at the EPC. Thanks to Steve McLaughlin for putting this immense resource together.


messaggio ai poeti / vediamo se riesco a spiegarmi

from john martone


“l’estrema fedeltà”. incontro con giuseppe garrera e le sue stanze delle meraviglie

indirizzo provvisorio del solo audio dell’incontro:


Incontro con Giuseppe Garrera e le sue wunderkammern: percorsi letterari e artistici, collezionismo, trouvailles, materiali testuali, visivi, verbovisivi.

Versione LOW-RES del video.

Lunedì 17 giugno 2019, ore 17,45 – 20
UPTER, Palazzo Englefield, via Quattro novembre 157, Roma
Centro di poesia e scritture contemporanee

Lezione del musicologo, collezionista, storico e studioso di poesia,
letteratura e arti visive contemporanee Giuseppe Garrera, nel contesto
del Corso “*Verso* dove? – Orientarsi nella poesia contemporanea”, a
cura di Marco Giovenale e Valerio Massaroni.



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