At Once Yet Separate: Poet-Artist Collaboration And The Work Of Leslie Scalapino

“my intention being that the two sequences (vision and text) would co-exist at once yet separate…” — Leslie Scalapino on The Animal is in the World like Water in Water, collaboration with Kiki Smith.

Leslie Scalapino’s engagement with other artists via collaboration, exchange and performance provides the foundation for this evening’s panel presentation. Scalapino conceived of her own writing as physical phenomena existing in relation to and alongside other phenomena, including visual art, film, theater and dance. Yet rather than illustrating, setting or directing one another, these phenomenal gestures activate new meanings in each other. Discussion with visual artists Marina Adams, Petah Coyne and filmmaker Konrad Steiner will begin with an exploration of each artist’s particular work with Scalapino and open out to broader conversation around the nature of collaboration, process, and influence. Moderated by poet Charles Bernstein.