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Language Is a Temptation: Morgan Ritter reads July 25 from Bernadette Mayer’s Memory
Jul 25, 2020 | 3:00 pm - 3:05 pm
Language Is a Temptation: artist and poet Morgan Ritter reads July 25 from Bernadette Mayer’s Memory.
p class=”p1″>Morgan Ritter is a conceptual artist and poet whose interdisciplinary practice contains sculpture, installation, books, video, poetry, html, and performance. Her work has been exhibited in a light bulb store and an orchard as well as venues such as Artists Space (NY), Shanaynay (Paris), Portland Institute for Contemporary Art, The Whitney Biennial 2017 (NY), and MoMA (NY). She is the recipient of grants from Oregon Arts Commission, Regional Arts & Culture Council, and Foundation for Contemporary Art, among others. Ritter has attended several residencies including Anderson Ranch and Ken Kesey’s Farm. Her work has been featured in Art Practical, Art Viewer, e-flux and W Magazine. An ever-changing log of her work can be found at www.mmmo.info.
In July 1971, Bernadette Mayer embarked on a month long experiment: every day she exposed a roll of 35mm film and kept a journal. The result was a groundbreaking, conceptual work, comprised of more than 1100 photographs and two hundred pages of text. Mayer’s durational and constraint-based diaristic work of poetry and photography investigates the nature of memory: its surfaces, textures and material.
In July 2020, Poets House and Siglio Press embark on a month long daily experiment: a passage from the corresponding day in 1971 will be read by poets, writers, critics, and artists, as a parallel durational work that celebrates the new publication of Bernadette Mayer’s Memory (Siglio Press, 2020), which brings together the full sequence of images and text for the first time in book form.