Cecilia Corrigan & Bethany Ides

Cecilia Corrigan writes poetry, plays, criticism, screenplays, and fiction. After graduating from the University of Pennsylvania in 2010, she moved to LA and wrote for David Milch on the HBO show Luck. She recently finished her first feature screenplay, and is working on her first novel. Her work has been published in The Journal, Los Angeles Review of Books, The Awl, The Nicola Midnight St. Claire, Glitterpony, and Emergency Index, from Ugly Duckling Presse. Cecilia’s forthcoming book TITANIC was awarded the Plonsker Prize, and will be published by &NOW Books.

Bethany Ides harps on conditions (text, presence, prescience, instability, irrevocability, implicature, dis-use) and this [work] manifests as performance,installation, publication, video, sound and/or curation, presented in contexts likeFragmental Museum, The Brooklyn Museum, PS122, Performance Works NW, Gallery Homeland, Gowanus Studio Space, CounterPULSE Theater, the Good Shepherd Arts Center, public squares and city streets, Gallery 1412, SoundVision Gallery, Linfield Gallery, Holocene, Disjecta, Nocturnal, the Bowery Poetry Club, backyards, graveyards, SubTonic, the Mizpah Church, and other kinds of things, like emotion, like memory.  Her 2010 intermedial opera, Children Get Stuck Places Underground, premiered at Half/Dozen Gallery in Portland, OR, and a new opera entitled Transient’s Theme is currently in progress, enacted in stages for both live and video audiences.  Multi-phasic project, APPROX L, was likewise enacted incrementally before culminating as a sprawling treatise on the evasiveness of proper names (in particular: Lindsay) at Worksound Gallery in 2009.  Ides’ poetic projects for the page include Approximate L, a sci-fi-leaning prose poem (Cosa Nostra Editions 2008) and Indeed, Insist (a mystery) (Ugly Duckling Presse 2005). Ides co-directed the Gilded Pony Performance Festival in Troy and Valley Falls, NY in 2006 and co-founded FO (A) RM, an interdisciplinary journal of arts and research in 2002.  Current or recent endeavors include a critical essay for Recess Gallery; vocal performance for/with composers, Tristan Shepherd, Matt Marble, and Man Forever (Kid Millions); witchy-pop duo, Darkling, I Listen with Ryan Sullivan; and a series of ongoing ritual investigations with anthropologist, Erin Yerby.  Ides holds an MFA from Bard College, teaches art theory & history, literature and the cultural study of sacred texts at SVA, and leads the contemporary art studio program at the Show: Tell Workshop for Teen Writers & Artists at Marylhurst University.