Launch event for ‘patacritical Interrogations Techniques
Anthology Volume 3
8 PM Friday, February 1st
In conjunction with the Printed Matter LA Art Book Fair
Featuring performances, screenings, and readings by
Christine Wertheim, steve roden, Brian Tucker, Sheridan Lowrey, Christian
Cummings, Colin Sackett, and Margaret Wertheim. PLUS: A rare screening of the
hippy-era interpretive dance film depiction of Protein Synthesis
Free and public, donations welcome, refreshments will be
Editor Doug Harvey, The IFF, AC Books and r.a.m.
publications + distributions present the second in a series of salons
investigating the permutations and combinations of ‘patacritical Interrogation
in conjunction with the publication of the ‘pITA3 collection.
'patacritical Interrogation – a real world implementation of
the principles of French playwright Alfred Jarry’s science of ‘pataphysics --
picks up where James Shelby Downard’s King-Kill/33: Masonic Symbolism in the
Assassination of John F. Kennedy leaves off – on the brink between paranoid
conspiracy theory and avant-garde literature.
‘pITA3 offers a solid introduction to this exciting new
field for readers unfamiliar with ‘patacriticism, as well as a samplings of the
very latest developments for those already entrenched in the discipline, with
contributions from Craig Baldwin, Peter Blegvad, Christine Wertheim, steve
roden, Jerome Rothenberg, John Higham, David Cameron, Jerome McGann, Richard
Shaver, Clayton Eshleman, Peter Frank, Doug Harvey, Sheridan Lowrey, Colin
Sackett, Edward Lear, and more! Copiously illustrated.
‘patacritical scholar Christine Wertheim’s offering a brief
introduction to Belle-Époque ‘pataphysical saint Jean-Pierre Brisset and the
performance of frOg-sExe-sOng-crOak an original Brisset-inspired text-sound
The world premiere of artist/musician steve roden’s new
short film you, like a bridge.
you, like a monorail. which charts the hidden connections
between a map of the Disneyland monorail and the sheet music for Simon &
Garfunkel’s Bridge Over Troubled Water.
Independent researcher Brian Tucker presenting a brief
overview of the life and work of Richard Shaver -subterranean alien contactee
and discoverer of prehistoric holographic “Rock Books”
A continuous looped screening of UK bookmaker Colin
Sackett's passively dictatorial subliminal Powerpoint poem
Maverick art historian Sheridan Lowrey projecting the
insights of her Duchamp After The Museum of Jurassic Technology Before the Fall
essays into cyberspace and the speaker/audience landscape in a talk based on
her current online project at www.centerforresearch.blogspot.com entitled To
Give to Be Seen: How to Stand to Present
by Duchampian/Lacanian Mechanics
Artist Christian Cummings, known for his Spectral
Psychography project in which dead artists create drawings via a ouija board,
will contribute an as yet undisclosed musical performance, which may or may not
be translated to or from the Esparanto.
Science writer Margaret Wertheim on the outsider physics of
James Carter, including a demonstration of his giant smoke ring generator made
from garbage cans and a disco fog machine.
PLUS: A rare screening of the hippy-era interpretive dance
film depiction of Protein Synthesis directed by Robert Alan Weiss for the
Department of Chemistry of Stanford University .
Also on view will be the IFF’s current exhibit Making Space
featuring the in-progress business-card model of the Mosely Snowflake Fractal