DOWN TO WRITE YOU THIS POEM SAT, Oakville Galleries, 26 June – 3 September 2016, Curated by Frances Loeffler
Down To Write You This Poem Sat brings together a number of works that move between visual forms and the written word. One of the defining features of this intersection has been the way language is increasingly loosening itself from the printed page, responding both to new technological developments and social and political change. Titled after Canadian poet bpNichol's First Screening—a collection of animated poems written for the Apple IIe computer—Down To Write You This Poem Sat explores this shift, with artists and poets readily making use of new media while drawing on the language and techniques of mass culture through film, writing, performance, and installation.
Participating artists: Charles Bernstein, Hannah Black, Raymond Boisjoly, bpNichol, Aisha Sasha John, Sophie Jung, Tiziana La Melia, Maryse Larivière, Micah Lexier and Derek McCormack, Hanne Lippard, Tanya Lukin Linklater, Adam Pendleton, Heather Phillipson, Haim Steinbach, Martine Syms, YOUNG-HAE CHANG HEAVY INDUSTRIES.
Documentation byToni Hafkenscheid