An Evening with Electronic Literature Organization
Electronic Literature Organization (ELO) presents an evening of multimedia, interactive performative-readings highlighting a broad range of born-digital literary forms, including collaborative, database, film/video, generative, and kinetic image work. The evening’s presentations showcase four projects by media artist and writers Mark Amerika and Yael Kanarek; poet, programmer, and performance artist Ian Hatcher, and experimental novelists Paul La Farge and Illya Szilak.
Mark Amerika’s latest projects are Museum of Glitch Aesthetics(glitchmuseum.com), Micro-Cinematic Essays on the Life and Work of Marcel Duchamp dba Conceptual Parts, Ink (markamerika.bandcamp.com), andremixthebook (remixthebook.com).
Ian Hatcher is a poet, programmer, and performance artist living in New York.Prosthesis, an ongoing project, is an expanding suite of code, text, and vocal works exploring feedback loops between human cognition and digital systems.
Yael Kanarek is a media artist. In her practice she looks at globalization through interaction of languages and the collective experience of standard time. Selected scenes from Object of Desire, an online story inspired by motifs and themes born in the Middle East and Mediterranean, will be performed (worldofawe.net/objectofdesire).
Paul La Farge is the author of four novels, most recently Luminous Airplanes, which is also a web-based hypertext. His short stories have appeared in The New Yorker, Harper’s, McSweeney’s, Conjunctions, Fence and elsewhere.
Illya Szilak uses circulating media and collaborations forged via the Internet to create multimedia novels. She will perform from her latest Queerskins(www.queerskins.com).
The Electronic Literature Organization was founded in 1999 to foster and promote the reading, writing, teaching, and understanding of literature as it develops and persists in a changing digital environment. A 501c(3) non-profit organization, the ELO includes writers, artists, teachers, scholars, and developers. For more information, go to http://www.eliterature.org