Headlining Mat Bevel, from the Surrealistic Pop Science Theatre in Tucson, AZ and the maestero of “a gizmotronic fanfare of spunk, funk and kinetic junk,” and featuring rare video footage of Charles Olson, father of the Maximus Poems and the Black Mountain School, Harlem native and vocal deconstructor Latasha Natasha Diggs, a short film from Guggenheim Fellow and stereoscopic projectionist Zoe Beloff, and literary stylings from the translator of Sir Gawain and the Green Knight Adam Golaski, Larissa Shmailo the 2009 New Century Music Award Winner for spoken word with jazz, electronica, and rock, web artist Steve Ersinghaus and New London’s own native son, novelist and frequent contributor the New York Times, Rand Richards Cooper. Share drinks and an evening of literary alchemy and intermedia performance.
from left to right, Managing Editor Leslie McGrath, Sommer Browning, Rand Richards Cooper, Sharon Dolin, Founding Editor Ravi Shankar, Elisabeth Subrin, Ram Devineni and Harriet Levin
Featuring an electrifying lineup of performers and a packed house, Drunken Boat launched its tenth anniversary issue at the SoHo20 Chelsea Gallery on Friday, July 10th, 2009. The event featured readings and short films, including Rand Richards Cooper dyspeptic adventures as a travel writer south of the border, Elisabeth Subrin’s 2-channel experimental adaptation of Michelangelo Antonioni’s unrealized script, “Technically Sweet” (written in the ’60s but never produced) and Sharon Dolin’s linguistically brilliant and darkly comic forays into the splintering of a marriage, among other terrific performances. The staff of Drunken Boat is happy to report that all of the wine, liquor and spicy Indian nut mix was consumed and no pieces of art were broken in the making of the event.
Drunken Boat, international online journal of the arts, will be publishing its special 10th anniversary issue and celebrating its launch with an event at the SoHo20 Chelsea Gallery in NYC.
Friday, July 10th from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
SOHO20 CHELSEA GALLERY
511 West 25th St.
NEW YORK, NY 10001
Featuring one of Canada’s most radical writers, derek beaulieu, the poet and comix creator, Sommer Browning, novelist and Contributing Editor of Bon Appétit, Rand Richards Cooper, award winning poet and Director of The Center for Book Arts, Sharon Dolin, filmmaker and visionary Ram Devineni, Fulbright fellow and Pushcart winner, Elizabeth Kadetsky, Barnard New Women Poet’s Prize winner and Director of The University Writing Program at Drexel University, Harriet Levin, and award-winning filmmaker and Guggenheim fellow, Elisabeth Subrin.
SOHO20 was founded in 1973, in New York’s Soho art district, as a non-profit, artist-run organization devoted to increasing public awareness of the excellence and diversity of women’s art. SOHO20 has a dynamic history of supporting highly committed women artists both nationally and in the world community through extensive exhibition programs and through an exciting mix of multicultural events. A rigorous jurying process ensures the high quality of the gallery membership and of its exhibitions. The gallery’s commitment to diversity brings a broad and impressive range of works to the public’s attention each season. Major critics in leading magazines and newpapers have cited SOHO20 Gallery for the achievements of its artists and exhibitions.
FREE and OPEN to the public
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It’s been a decade in the making and seemingly much longer in the production, but at long last we have our 10th anniversary issue. Inside, you’ll find ten folios, each teeming with artwork and materials. Each folio features background photographs by Founding Editor/Art Editor Emeritus, Michael K. Mills. We offer you Poetics with 100 contemporary poets, Electronic Arts with meditations on where the past and future of arts online come from and point towards, the alternative traditions of Conceptual Fiction, Arts in Asia with a taste of work being produced in India, Bangladesh, Singapore and elsewhere, a continuation of our look into Mis/Translation including the multimedia Cartagena Project, a section on VisPo and Cine-Poems that marries the visual and textual, a small dose of Nonfiction which is a precursor of things to come, a collaboration with Survival International on the plights and arts of Tribal Peoples whose culture and way of life is being threatened, an archival section dedicated to the pedagogy of the Black Mountain School (1933-1957) and our Best in Show, a look back at 10 years of Drunken Boat.
Check back in this space periodically as this blog will continue to change and update, will include missives from our contributors and musings from our staff.
And lastly, a special thanks to our readers. From all of us at Drunken Boat, thank you. We couldn’t have made it these ten years without your support.
Here’s to ten more!