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Ted Hiebert translates 101 Words of Pataphysics

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IAS faculty member Ted Hiebert has translated 101 Words of Pataphysics (authored by the Collège de 'Pataphysique), a book of keywords related to the "science of imaginary solutions" invented by French playwright Alfred Jarry. The translation is available in book form through Noxious Sector Press in Seattle, or ...

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Amaranth Borsuk reviews Diana Khoi Nguyen's Ghost Of

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IAS faculty member Amaranth Borsuk reviews Nguyen's first book of poems, Ghost Of, in Lana Turner 11. Combining lyric reflections and visual poetry in invented forms, Nguyen's book explores the after-effects of her brother's suicide, which was preceded by his careful excision of himself from family photos in her parents' home. The gaps left behind become frames or nets in which Nguyen's language is caught as she tries to reconstruct her missing sibling. Borsuk writes:

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Amaranth Borsuk exhibits collaborative work at Pierogi Gallery in New York

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Curated by Heather and Raphael Rubinstein, the show Under Erasure takes its title from Jacques Derrida's concept of sous rature, which posits that to put a word under erasure (sous rature) is "to signal the inadequacy of inherited language while also recognizing its inevitability." The exhibition includes work by artists and writers who draw upon and obscure sourced texts. According to the curators, "Many of the works included in the exhibition, by artists such as Jenny Holzer and Glenn Ligon, utilize erasure and redaction to emphasize the political ...

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Ellen Donnelly exhibits Call Me Rabbit in Los Angeles

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MFA alum Ellen Donnelly (’16) will exhibit Call Me Rabbit, an immersive video installation, at Actual Size in Los Angeles, CA from December 15 to January 19. The New York-based artist’s first solo exhibition uses imagery, audio, and rhetoric from wellness culture, online marketing, and social media to create an anxious but intriguing landscape to consider our place as individuals and the way we define ourselves as such.

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Rebecca Brown publishes Not Heaven, Somewhere Else, a cycle of stories

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IAS Senior Artist-in-Residence Rebecca Brown's new book of stories, Not Heaven, Somewhere Else, a cycle of stories was published by Tarpaulin Sky Press in October. The book has been reviewed in The Seattle Review of Books and The Stranger. From The Seattle Review of Books: "Rebecca Brown is the smartest writer in Seattle. ..."

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