Multimedia Event & Discussion:

Distracted Wreading [From Structural Film to Digital Poetics]

Tuesday, February 17th, 2015, 6-8PM, Karp Hall, first floor

This multimedia event and discussion, is part of a larger three-part exhibition, Mot Juste, and seeks to explore the linguistic turn art has taken since the 1960s when language became a primary material for artists in such movements as Pop, Fluxus, Minimalism, and Conceptualism. At the same time that artists began exploring language as medium, a new appreciation of the materiality of language fueled unparalleled experimentation in literature and poetry.

Tony Cokes, artist and Professor of Modern Culture and Media at Brown University, will present and discuss his video work.  In addition, there will be media stations presenting additional word films by avant-gardists, structural filmmakers, and contemporary video artists including Peggy Ahwesh, D.A. Pennebaker, Hollis Frampton, Mona Hatoum, Tan Lin, Paul Sharits, Michael Snow, and Brian Kim Stefans. Wine and light refreshments will be served. This event is free and open to the public.

Tony Cokes talk and screening

“Distracted Wreading” discussion and film screening with Tony Cokes



February 17th, 2015

6:00-8:00 PM


Karp Hall 105

Union College 807 Union St. Schenectady, NY 12308

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