Saturday, November 7, 2009

Red Rover Series, November 14th

Orientation Center
2129 N. Rockwell
corner of Milwaukee/Rockwell

left side of the Congress Theater building

Chris Cuellar
Judd Morrissey
Stephanie Strickland

CHRIS CUELLAR is a sound and text artist interested in experimental work that maneuvers the spaces between different media. He is currently pursuing an MFA in Writing from the Art Institute of Chicago. Past performances include two sound-poetry compositions for the Austin New Music Co-op in Spring of 2008, and participation in the inaugural events for the Abandoned Practices Summer Institute at SAIC in 2009. A self published collection of spam poetry is available at, and a new public work for LED display entitled 'Pleas' is currently on exhibition at MVSEVM Gallery in Humboldt Park.

JUDD MORRISSEY is a writer and code artist whose works of electronic literature, performance, and installation are widely and internationally presented. His most recent work, The Last Performance [dot org] (2009), is a networked collaborative writing, archiving, and text-visualization project created in collaboration with Chicago's now-disbanded Goat Island Performance group. Past digital literary works include The Jew's Daughter (Electronic Literature Collection, 2006) and My Name is Captain, Captain (Eastgate Systems, 2002). His current project, The Precession, will include a poem of 26,000 fragments in 209 parts, visually mapped to coordinates of celestial bodies. Morrissey is an Adjunct Associate Professor at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in Writing, Art and Technology Studies, and Performance.

STEPHANIE STRICKLAND's fifth book of poems, Zone : Zero from Ahsahta Press, includes two interactive poems on CD. Her explorations of digital lit include two recent essays, “Born Digital,” at the Poetry Foundation website, and “Poetry and the Digital World,” in the special ELN issue on Experimental Literary Education. She and Judd Morrissey both presented digital work this past May in Barcelona at the e-Poetry 2009 International Festival. Recent print poems appear or are forthcoming in P-Queue, Volt, 1913, Zoland Poetry, Octopus, Sous Rature, and The &NOW Awards: The Best Innovative Writing, 2009. She is working on a book-length series of poems, “Huracan's Harp.”

suggested donation $4

Red Rover Series is curated by Lisa Janssen and Jennifer Karmin. Each event is designed as a reading experiment with participation by local, national, and international writers, artists, and performers. The series was founded in 2005 by Amina Cain and Jennifer Karmin.

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