Poetry. Art. Anne Tardos's UXUDO combines extreme sophistication with great warmth. By using the ligusitic, the filmic, the nonlinear, her surface becomes dimensional, what I want to call an acute net, in the sense of crossings. Time and mourning support from the outside. This is exciting and tremendously moving -- Me-mei Berssenbrugge. UXUDO, a gift from technology, illuminsted manuscript. Illuminated not as in illustrated, but luminous (ital), interactive in a sense that Blake would have understood. Or Zukovsky : that language is eyes. Ears, echoes. That, in fact, language itself, in our time certainly, must always be plural: a system of difference, midrashim to an Ur-text that never existed but perpetually surrounds us. Place exists, but entirely as displacement. These marvelous works reveal our time with remarkable precision, generosity and wit. Anne Tardo see (ital), hears, writes, acts (itla), with a clarity that is breathtaking Ron Silliman.
Anne Tardos, French-born American poet, is the author of ten books of poetry, and editor of three collections of poetry by Jackson Mac Low. Her work has been translated and published in dozens of anthologies and journals around the world. Tardos pioneered a unique multilingual writing style, often complementing her texts with video stills, photographs, and collages. Her writing is renowned for its fluid use of multiple languages and its innovative forms. She has worked in numerous media, creating performance pieces, radio plays, videos, and musical compositions.Around 1980, she began performing her own works, and also creating new works with Mac Low. Her multilingual and multimedia works have been presented at the Museum of Modern Art, New York; the West German Radio, WDR; the XLIV Venice Biennale; and in many international sound poetry festivals, including Festival La Bâtie, Geneva; text-ljud Festival, Stockholm; Scene Wien, Vienna; and Zwischentoene, Cologne. Since moving to New York in 1966, she maintained lifelong friendships with artists Richard Lindner, Saul Steinberg, Sam Francis, Larry Rivers, Vito Acconci, Ay-O, John Cage, Judith Malina, Simone Forti, Nam June Paik, Charlotte Moorman, George Maciunas; art dealer Felix Landau, architects Vally and Serge Sabarsky; poets Jackson Mac Low (to whom she was married), Jerome Rothenberg, Lyn Hejinian, Anne Waldman, Robert Creeley, and other influential figures of the New York avant-garde. A Fellow in Poetry from the New York Foundation for the Arts, Tardos lives in New York City with her husband, the composer Michael Byron.Author City: NEW YORK, NY USA