An evening of talks with
poet and scholar Brian Kim Stefans
and artist Gregory Wieber
July 16th beginning at 8pm
Asked by current exhibition curator Jibade-Khalil Huffman, to speak on the subject of writing and/or language in its relation to image (and vice-versa), Kim Stefans and Wieber will address, among other things, the very nature of images and image-making (be it text-based work or otherwise) in our current climate.
Brian Kim Stefans will present, "The Lure of the Scrawl," a talk about the possibilities of animated handwritten script in digital text art.
Stefans is a poet and digital artist whose recent books include Kluge: A Meditation, and other works (Roof, 2007), What is Said to the Poet Concerning Flowers (Factory School, 2006), and Before Starting Over: Essays and Interviews (Salt Publishing, 2007). His digital works such as "The Dreamlife of Letters" and "Star Wars, One Letter at a Time" have been shown in gallery settings worldwide; his most recent project, "Scriptor," recently opened in Los Angeles. many of these can be found at his website, www.arras.net. He is an Assistant Professor of English at UCLA, specializing in poetry and electronic writing.
Gregory Wieber will present, "Complexity out of Chaos," a talk about markets, societies, online social networks, and life itself as complex phenomena which often arise out of chaos. How much of what we assume to be random is actually pre-determined? This talk will look at examples of chaos and complexity in a variety of situations.
Wieber is a multi-disciplinary artist living and working in Los Angeles. An alumni of Bard College, Greg left New York for California in 2004. In addition to his personal artistic endeavors in music, art, and photography, he works in the field of interaction design -- most recently for Electronic Arts (EA).