Tout va bien, Suzanne Stein

Tout va bien

Suzanne Stein

Publisher: Displaced Press
PubDate: 5/1/2012
Price: $.00
Quantity Available: 52
Pages: 138

Poetry. Suzanne Stein's TOUT VA BIEN extends its process of structural interventions in social, discursive, and lyric space with a "51rst" poetic activity: it is being distributed for free through SPD. In a register related to her longtime work as Bay Area publisher (of "free" chapbooks), and her day labor as community producer for the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, TOUT VA BIEN collects a series of talks, lyrics, performances, and related documents that punch a "hole in space" and time. The cross-coast 1980 artwork by Kit Galloway and Sherrie Rabinowitz (HOLE IN SPACE), which linked storefronts and their passersby in New York and Los Angeles via satellite, with astonishing results, is the signal backdrop for "the poet's body as a public communication sculpture" (Alli Warren). If David Antin, Hannah Wilke, and Sherrie Levine reinvented the happening for a 21rst century political art-in-language: The girl with the gun is that asks it.

(This book is free; please, one per reader.)

Author City: OAKLAND, CA USA

Suzanne Stein is a poet. Poems, talk performances, and prose have appeared in WAR AND PEACE, ON: CONTEMPORARY PRACTICE, Counterpath Online; and at New Langton Arts, the San Francisco Exploratorium, Artists Television Access, and elsewhere. Her chapbooks are HOLE IN SPACE (OMG!), Passenger Ship (Ypolita), and Tout va bien.

She is editor and publisher of the small, Oakland-based poetry press TAXT and was co-director and film curator at { f o u r w a l l s gallery in San Francisco 1994-1998. She works currently as community producer at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, organizing a variety of talk- and conversation-based programs, and is editor-in-chief of the museum's blog, Open Space.

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