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Tuesday, October 23, 2012
The Next Phase. . . Providence Athenaeum.
This Glove post needs to continue.
First of all I gave a talk at the Providence Athenaeum on
October 19, 2012.
It was a wet night, chilly and rainy, but so cozy inside
this beautiful old library. On Friday nights there are salons,
open to the public, about any number of topics. There is
wine and sherry, and dainty snacks. This was my Friday,
shared with my new friend Stuart Blazer.
Stuart is a poet. I am not well read in the genre of poetry
and when I first found out we would be paired...Stuart asking
me questions about the Gloves and me responding, mingled
with questions from the audience, I was nervous. All I knew
about him is that he did not like e-mail, which is my life
: Ulysses Blog - read more]
About : Ulysses
and The Gloves
This project addresses the crosscurrents
between my need to make visual art and my awareness that
my world view is shaped by reading (the instigator of empathy)
and writing (a source of self-discovery). It has become
increasingly critical for me to use words in my work in
a meaningful and beautifully visual way.
In this new piece I engaged not my own words
but those of modernist master, James Joyce. Words once considered
dirty; filthy; no better than household scum. 265,000 words
so unclean that they were prosecuted for obscenity in the
United States, and for 12 years after their first appearance
in print, considered unfit for publication in the United
Kingdom. I’m referring, of course, to the text of Joyce’s
groundbreaking novel, Ulysses. [more]
project, Jessica Rosner
transcribes the entire text of Ulysses onto workaday
yellow rubber gloves.
Works on Paper
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