Sticky Impulse Archive Night: The Poetical is Political

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Tuesday, July 28, 2020
Tuesday, August 11, 2020

Sticky Impulse Archive Night: The Poetical is Political
July 28 – August 11 @

Curated by KC Wei (Video Out)

What’s more political than identifying oneself as a poet? To wax language down from utility, to play with words and shift cognition; to rest on sound, form, and rhythm? This month’s Sticky Impulse features a selection of readings, conversations, abstractions, and physical ephemera from the Lenore Herb Archive and other videos from the Crista Dahl Media Library and Archives.

Stan Persky, Metro Media, c.1971.
The Poem Company (Beth Jankola & Cathy Ford excerpt), Video Brain 1974.
Sous La Langue 3rd stanza (Nicolle Brossard/Daphne Marlatt), Fast Forward Prod., 1990.
No Commercial Potential (excerpts), Ernest Gusella, 1978.
Water, Wind, the Record of Rocks, Laurie McDonald, 1979.
Pia Massie Reading at thirstDays no. 3, VIVO Media Arts Centre, 2016.
The Snows, Russell Wallace, 2014.

Publication excerpts:
Pulp vol.1 no. 11, May 1973.
easy come, Earl Courtney, 1973.
Write me an Adventure/I Love You Way, bill bissett, 1983.
The Literary Storefront Newsletter, 1982.
The Last Acts of Saint Fuck You (poster), Bern Porter, 1985.
Collage and Text, Pat Stevens.
Xeroxed Text and Collages, Lenore Herb, c.1983-1985.

Image: Lenore Herb Archive, Practical Knowledge, Summer '69, published at Intermedia

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Casey Wei is an interdisciplinary artist, filmmaker, and musician based in Vancouver. She graduated with an MFA from SFU in 2012. Her practice has evolved from filmmaking (Murky Colors in 2012, Vater und Sohn / Father and Son / 父与子 in 2013), into works that cross over between art, music, and the community at large (Kingsgate Mall Happenings in 2014, Chinatown Happenings in 2015, and the art rock? series that began in 2015). In 2016, she began Agony Klub, a music and printed matter label that releases material under the framework of the “popularesoteric.” She also plays in the musical projects Late Spring and hazy.