Canessa Gallery 708 Montgomery Street San Francisco September 20, 2008 Curated by Erica Lewis Featuring performances by 1) Ariel Goldberg 2) Chad Lietz 3) Judith Goldman (contains mature language)
Spoken word or performance art? How do you raise a poem from the page to the stage? Rock star poets Ariel Goldberg, Chad Lietz, and Judith Goldman make like modern troubadours and perform their poetics at this third edition of the Canessa Gallery reading series.
Ariel Goldberg works with text, performance, and photography-based projects, examining ways of communicating and receiving information. She is currently inspired by impractical manifestations of letter writing, a proliferating cell phone industry, and the hot bed of tension between language and photography found in the act of captioning.
Chad Lietz cottoned to his studies in International Phonetic Alphabet and 20th-c. avant-garde compositional theory while pursuing an opera performance degree. Years later, these influences converged with visual and aural poetics as text-scores in various forms. Such scores appear in Work, Word for/Word, Interim, There and Lament. Lietz lives in Oakland, where he co-edits Cricket Online Review.
Judith Goldman is the author of Vocoder (Roof Books 2001) and DeathStar/Rico-chet (O Books 2006). Her work appears in recent issues of 580 Split, onedit, model homes, and cannot exist. She was a co-editor in the Krupskaya Collective from 2002 through 2004 and co-edits the annual anthology War and Peace with Leslie Scalapino. She currently teaches in the inter-arts humanities core at the University of Chicago as a Harper Schmidt Fellow.
With permission from the poets to distribute this recording.