Silo City Reading Series: Victoria Chang, Joe Hall, Lizzi Bougatsos, Dara Friedman
Join us for the July 2022 SILO CITY READING SERIES featuring poetry from Victoria Chang & Joe Hall. In addition there will be a music performance by Lizzi Bougatsos, and an installation by Dara Friedman both presented in collaboration with the UB Arts Collaboratory.
Doors at 7:00 p.m. | Reading begins at 7:30 p.m.
Books available for purchase from Fitz Books online & at the event.
Dara FriedmanArtist, Filmmaker
Dara Friedman is a German born artist and filmmaker working in Miami. She uses everyday sights and sounds as the raw material for film and video artworks that reverberate with emotional energy. Her work has been exhibited widely in such venues as: Aspen Art Museum; Hammer Museum; Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit; Public Art Fund; Kunstmuseum Thun, Switzerland; and SITE Santa Fe. Public collections include: Museum of Modern Art; Whitney Museum of American Art; Pérez Art Museum Miami; Julia Stoschek Collection; Migros Museum für Gegenwartskunst; Rubell Family Collection; Bard College; Colby College; and Hammer Museum.
Friedman was a 2019 Guggenheim Fellow and a Fellow of the American Academy in Rome. Friedman is the UB Arts Collaboratory’s fall visiting artist leading the Working Artists Lab.
Joe Hall is the author of five books of poetry, most recently Someone’s Utopia (2018). With Chad Hardy, he co-authored The Container Store Vols I & II (2012). With Cheryl Quimba, he co-authored the chapbook May I Softly Walk (2014). His next book, Fugue & Strike, is forthcoming in 2022. He has performed and delivered talks nationally at universities, living rooms, squats, and/or rivers in most of the 50 states as well as Canada and Washington, DC. He participates in Hostile Books, a publishing collective dedicated to radical materiality, with Ryan Kaveh Sheldon and Angela Veronica Wong.
photo cred: Lianna Hogan
Lizzi BougatsosArtist & Experimental Musician
Lizzi Bougatsos is a visual artist and experimental musician known for pairing her unique vocal style and incantatory rhythmic phrasings with electronics and percussion. She is the singer of Gang Gang Dance, a critically-acclaimed experimental dance band which has been active for more than two decades, and as half of I.U.D, a percussion-based collaboration with the painter Sadie Laska.
Noteworthy performances include a Concert for Yoko Ono, “Women on Washington and the World,” at the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden and “I Am Here, Where Are You: On Vocal Performance,” at the Bergen Kunsthall and an adaptation of John Cage’s 4’33 in conjunction with “John Cage: There Will Never Be Silence,” at MoMA, NY.
photo credit K.O. Nnamdie
Victoria Chang’s new book of poetry, The Trees Witness Everything was published in April (Copper Canyon Press and Corsair Books in the U.K.). Her nonfiction book, Dear Memory (Milkweed Editions), was published in 2021. OBIT (Copper Canyon Press, 2020), her most recent poetry book, was named a New York Times Notable Book, a Time Must-Read Book, and received the Los Angeles Times Book Prize, the Anisfield-Wolf Book Award in Poetry, and the PEN/Voelcker Award. It was also longlisted for a National Book Award and named a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award and the Griffin International Poetry Prize. She has received a Guggenheim Fellowship, and lives in Los Angeles and is a Core Faculty member within Antioch’s low-residency MFA Program.
photo credit: Isaac Fitzgerald