Fall Convergence 2014
September 25-27, 2014
University of Washington Bothell
WITH Aeron Bergman Carrie Bodle Amaranth Borsuk John Boucher Rebecca Brown Stephen Collis Alejandro Crawford Sarah Dowling Kathleen Fraser Bob Glück Ann Hamilton Carla Harryman Jeanne Heuving Ted Hiebert Tiare Mathison Joe Milutis Lisa Radon Cia Rinne Axel Roesler Alejandra Salinas Gail Scott John Sparrow Fred Wah Ronaldo Wilson
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This fall convergence focuses on liveness as the state or quality of being alive, or live. We have invited writers and artists to this year’s Convergence whose art and writing engages liveness in its diverse manifestations. With the advent of technologies beginning with radio and television, and now streaming and instant replay possibilities, the ways of going live are numerous. Yet, perhaps because of these replication technologies, a new onus is now placed on the unmediated, unplanned alive of performance as it crosses multiple arts. Deleuze linked literature with life itself, which when it reached its potential he validated as process, as becoming: “Writing is a question of becoming, always incomplete, always in the midst of being formed and goes beyond the matter of any livable or lived experience. It is a process, that is a passage of Life that traverses both the livable and the lived.” As such for him “Syntax is the set of necessary detours that are created [. . .] to reveal the life in things.” At this convergence we ask several questions: What is liveness? Does liveness always entail the present tense? Can liveness and narrative inhabit the same space? How does liveness change in relationship to different art forms and art media? Is presence always present? Is a long reverb more alive than a short one?
All conference events are free and open to the public. Please let us know when you will be attending via the registration form.
See the schedule below for more details. Any questions can be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thursday, September 25, 2014
North Creek Events Center
OPENING RECEPTION 6:00 p.m.
WELCOME 7:00 p.m.
OPENING ACT 7:10 p.m.
What is Liveness?
Rebcecca Brown, Sarah Dowling
OPENING EVENT 7:30 p.m.
Reading / Performance + Conversation
Gail Scott w / interlocutor Carla Harryman
Friday, September 26, 2014
Discovery Hall 162
THINKING LIVENESS PANEL I 2:00 p.m.
John Boucher, Bob Gluck, Tiare Mathison, Fred Wah
COFFEE / TEA 3:30 p.m.
THINKING LIVENESS PANEL II 4:00 p.m.
Ronaldo Wilson, Stephen Collis, Joe Milutis
READING / PERFORMANCE + CONVERSATION 6:00 p.m.
Cia Rinne w / interlocutors Alejandra Salinas and Aeron Bergman
[No Host Dinner – MFA Faculty and Invited Guests]
Saturday, September 27, 2014
North Creek Events Center
FEATURED READING / PERFORMANCE + CONVERSATION 1:00 p.m.
Ann Hamilton w / interlocutor Carrie Bodle and Axel Roesler
INTERVAL: LANGUAGE AND PRESENCE PANEL 2:30 p.m.
Lisa Radon, Cia Rinne, Aeron Bergman, Alejandra Salinas
THINKING LIVENESS PANEL III 4:00 p.m.
John Sparrow, Alejandro Crawford, Ted Hiebert
RECEPTION 5:30 p.m.
FEATURED READING / PERFORMANCE + CONVERSATION 6:30 p.m.
Ronaldo Wilson w / interlocutor Amaranth Borsuk
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