Autumn Knight & John Pluecker will present READ (Cont.), a collaborative performance combining movement, poems, improvisation, reading and writing. A continuation of an on-going collaboration that began in Houston, Texas in 2013 in two spaces: Tony Feher’s Free Fall exhibit at Diverseworks and Autumn Knight’s futz: a research method installation at Project Row Houses. An embodied conversation around ephemerality, bottles, trash, flawlessness, generational legacy and fantasy. Keywords: Gulf Coast, George Michael, cowboyhood, dirty water, Mary J. Blige, eating without hands, Whitney Houston, Nina Simone, knives, plates.
Autumn Knight is an interdisciplinary artist working with performance, installation and text. Her performance work has been in group exhibitions at various institutions including DiverseWorks Artspace, Art League Houston, Project Row Houses, Blaffer Art Museum, Crystal Bridges Museum, Skowhegan Space (NY), The New Museum, and The Contemporary Art Museum Houston. She attended The Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture and New York University (MA Drama Therapy). She is currently based in Harlem, NY, where she is an artist in residence of the Studio Museum of Harlem.
John Pluecker is a writer, interpreter, translator and co-founder of the language justice and literary experimentation collaborative Antena. His work is informed by experimental poetics, radical aesthetics and cross-border cultural production. His texts have appeared in journals in the U.S. and Mexico, including The Volta, Mandorla, Aufgabe, eleven eleven, Third Text, Animal Shelter, HTMLGiant, and Fence. He has translated numerous books from the Spanish, including Tijuana Dreaming: Life and Art at the Global Border (Duke University Press) and Feminism: Transmissiones and Retransmissions (Palgrave Macmillan). His most recent chapbooks are Killing Current (Mouthfeel Press) and Ioyaiene (Handmade for Fresh Arts Houston-based Community Supported Art Program). His book of poetry and image, Ford Over, was recently released.