#Carnivast Trailer [#geekgirl]
Ancient Plant Popsicles Sprout Anew [#geekgirl]
“Plants that were frozen during the “Little Ice Age” centuries ago have been observed sprouting new growth, scientists say.
Samples of 400-year-old plants known as bryophytes have flourished under laboratory conditions.
Researchers say this back-from-the-dead trick has implications for how ecosystems recover from the planet’s cyclic long periods of ice coverage.”
Patti Smith Advises the #Young [#geekgirl]
“Build a good name”, rock poet Patti Smith advises the young. “Life is like a roller coaster, it is going to have beautiful moments but it is going to be real fucked up, too”, she says.
The American singer, poet and photographer Patti Smith (b. 1946) is a living punk rock legend. In this video she gives advice to the young:
“Build a good name. Keep your name clean. Don’t make compromises, don’t worry about making a bunch of money or being successful. Be concerned about doing good work. Protect your work and if you build a good name, eventually that name will be its own currency. Life is like a roller coaster ride, it is never going to be perfect. It is going to have perfect moments and rough spots, but it’s all worth it”, Patti Smith says.
Interview by Christian Lund, the Louisiana Literature festival August 24, 2012, at the Louisiana Museum of Modern Art.
Produced by Honey Biba Beckerlee and Kamilla Bruus.
Copyright: Louisiana Channel, Louisiana Museum of Modern Art.
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Louisiana Channel is a non-profit video channel for the Internet launched by the Louisiana Museum of Modern Art in November 2012. Each week Louisiana Channel will publish videos about and with artists in visual art, literature, architecture, design etc.
Read more: channel.louisiana.dk/about
Supported by Nordea-fonden.
#Words to Use More Often [#geekgirl]
#Marina Abramović + #Ulay: #MoMA 2010 [#geekgirl]
Marina Abramovic and Ulay started an intense love story in the 70s, performing art out of the van they lived in. When they felt the relationship had run its course, they decided to walk the Great Wall of China, each from one end, meeting for one last big hug in the middle and never seeing each other again.
At her 2010 MoMa retrospective Marina performed ‘The Artist Is Present’ as part of the show, where she shared a minute of silence with each stranger who sat in front of her. Ulay arrived without her knowing and this is what happened.
Poetry in Film Festival #poetry #Melbourne #film #geekgirl
POETRY IN FILM FESTIVAL
Entries Close: September 9
The Poetry in Film Festival (PIFF) aims to raise awareness and appreciation of poetry in popular culture while showcasing the talents of up-and-coming Australian independent filmmakers. This year, PIFF held a national competition for writers to create a poem on the theme
“communication”. Out of 150 entries the winning poem is “Four Letters, Three Words.” by Belinda Hilton.
Filmmakers are asked to interpret the winning poem into a four to seven minute short film. The PIFF Screening and Awards Night will be held at the Palace Cinema Como in Melbourne. The best films will be shown at the Screening and Awards Night on Sunday October 9 at Palace Cinema Como.
#Poems on #Pillows launched by Australian Poetry Ltd in Association with Sydney Writers’ Festival and Sebel.
*Ever dreamed of jumping between the sheets with one of Australia’s top authors?*
*Or getting under the covers with a leading Australian publisher?*
*Well, now is your chance!*
If you live in NSW, you’re invited to submit a poem with the theme of ‘Sweet Dreams’ (maximum of 10 lines). Seven poems will be selected. Over the seven nights of the Sydney Writers’ Festival, a different poem will be placed on the pillows in every room at the Sebel Pier One Sydney hotel, where leading authors and publishers may be staying during the festival.
$15 AP Member; $20 non-member; $10 for every further entry by the same poet
(you can enter as many times as you like)
Competition closes Mar 31, 2011 (5pm).
Made up of Australian Poetry, Sydney Writers’ Festival and Sebel Pier One Sydney representatives.
How to Enter
Email your entry or entries (and contact details) to email@example.com . By emailing a submission, you are acknowledging that you have read and understood the below terms and conditions. http://www.australianpoetry.org/blog/2011/02/21/poems-pillows/
Critical Animals 2011 – call for #proposals #TINA #geekgirl
Critical Animals, a creative research symposium held as a part of This Is Not Art, is now calling for proposals to participate in the 2011 festival.
DEADLINE – APRIL 1, 2011
Critical Animals is a forum for students, researchers, writers, artists, thinkers and curious individuals who are critically engaged with creative and experimental art practices.
It’s an opportunity to present papers and ongoing research, as well as to challenge creative practices and work collaboratively with others in the field. Critical Animals aims to strengthen the links between practice and theory with a flexible definition of research that encompasses creative, experimental, interrogative and practice-lead approaches.
The symposium is particularly interested in promoting crossdisciplinary and collaborative approaches. In assessing your proposal they’ll be looking at how they can program you and your work to form interesting conjunctions with other artists and thinkers.
This year’s symposium will take place over three days, from Friday 30 September to Sunday 2 October, in Newcastle, NSW. Papers, panels, presentations. Critical Animals are keen to receive proposals from artists and researchers who are investigating or putting into practice specific areas of theory and philosophy. From explorations of form and methodology, to issues impacting on everyday life, they welcome research material and reflections on poetics, politics, aesthetics, practice-lead research, ecological art and ecopoetics, the social implications of art and the overlap between the arts and the sciences.
Experimental and non-traditional presentations are encouraged.
2010 Emerging Writers Festival – Friday 21 – Sunday 30 May #Melbourne
Venues: The Wheeler Centre for Books, Writing and Ideas Melbourne Town Hall ● State Library of Victoria ● City Library ●Federation Square
New Festival Director Lisa Dempster is thrilled to announce the the program for the 2010 Emerging Writers’ Festival, Australia’s only literary event dedicated to writers of all ages and styles.
2009 saw 6000 people attend the festival’s 15 sell out events with 300 writers, performers, publishers and mentors contributing to the event. In 2010, the EWF will double in size, curating 30 events and featuring 350 writers and artists as the festival stretches the definition of writing styles to include song writing, copywriting, poetry, prose fiction, comedy, writing for video games, journalism, screenwriting, theatre, experimental writing forms, memoir, blogging, opinion, comic writing and more.
2010 Emerging Writers Festival highlights will include:
First word – BMW Edge Theatre, Federation Square, 7.30pm, Friday 21 May
The Emerging Writers’ Festival burst into life by presenting the best of the festival – exciting new works by emerging writers, a Call to Arms by romantic fiction writer Toni Jordan, and a comic debate asking ‘Love Vs Angst – what makes a better writer?’ Come and feel the love!
Zine Bus – various locations, 11am to 5pm Saturday 29 May NEW EVENT
All aboard the world’s first mobile zine fair! Travelling the streets of Melbourne and culminating in a guerrilla zine market at Federation Square, the zine bus will be fully stocked with independent emerging zines, with the most innovative displays of art, creativity and DIY ever to take to the streets!
Twitterfest – twitter.com/emergingwriters – May 24 – 28 , 2pm daily NEW EVENT
Taking the Emerging Writers’ Festival to the world. Daily throughout the festival, Twitterfest will host discussions and interview writers… on Twitter! It’s social media mixed with literary debate – jump online to join the discussion. Hosted by writers from across Australia.
Wordstock – BMW Edge – 7.30pm Thurs 27 May
New work inspired by the songs of AC/DC. With songs, comedy, short plays and performance pieces, rock n roll will be given a different sort of spotlight. A one night only event and a performance highlight of the Emerging Writers’ Festival, Wordstock will reveals a whole new side of AC/DC. It will blow your mind (like dynamite.) Hosted by iconic Melbourne rocker Clem Bastow.
You Can’t Stop The Musing: Disco Lecture – Horse Bazaar, 397 Little Lonsdale St Tues 25 May, 6pm NEW EVENT
Everybody knows disco is fun. But is it good for you? Now that Disco is back (trust us, it is), the time has come to determine, once and for all, whether it’s part of the problem or part of the solution. *Triple J’s Craig Schuftan *presents the case for and against in You Can’t Stop the Musing – the world’s first Disco-lecture. Expect to hear from The Silver convention, The Chic Organisation and the Frankfurt School
48-hour play generator – Malthouse Theatre – 5.30pm, Sunday 24 May
Six (somewhat) rehearsed readings. Six emerging playwrights are given just two days to write a new play each. Teamed with an established director and team of actors, the results are presented on a Sunday evening of madcap and totally raw theatre. Previous 48 hour plays have developed into full length works.
In the Pub series – 26 May 7.30pm, The Workers Club Fitzroy
I Write What I Want, When I Want. We lift the shroud on the mystery of freelance writing. Our freelance experts talk about their journeys as freelancers, the ups and downs as well as their secrets to success. From journalism to comedy, our panellists will entertain and enlighten. Panellists: Chris Flynn, Ben Pobjie and more. Hosted by Joanna Brookfield.
The Page Parlour – The Atrium @ Federation Square, 12 to 5pm, Sunday 23 May
Featuring over forty stalls selling everything from posters to books, literary journals to hand-crafted stories – all the good stuff that you won’t find in Borders. The Page Parlour is an independent press fair gathering the undiscovered, the underground, the obscure and the amazing all in one convenient market location.
Town Hall Program – Melbourne Town Hall, 9am to 5pm, May 29 – 30
A range of panels, interviews and conversations about the art, craft and business of being a writer.. Covers all styles of writing, from prose fiction, to song writing, theatre, video games, copywriting, poetry, comedy and more! Guests include: Michi Girl, Guy Blackman, Benjamin Law, Patrick Cullen, Jill Jones, Sean Riley, Julian Shaw, Katherine Charles, Declan Fay, Tom Taylor, Mel Campbell, Jeff Sparrow, Steph Bowe, Jan Sardi, and many, many more!
Poet Laureate Telia Nevile – While I’m Away
You’re invited to join a mighty expedition, set against a 1970s slideshow of the world’s greatest sights. Fresh from an acclaimed 2009 Melbourne Fringe season, the awkwardly intrepid Poet Laureate Telia Nevile awaits your arrival for immediate departure on a deliciously ridiculous grand tour of life, love and lyricism for the modern daydreamer.
Venturing after the 5th Duke of Devonshire, Lord Byron and Andy Kaufmann, Poet Laureate Telia Nevile has traveled the globe in her quest to become a complete artist, plumbing the depths of herself against the wondrous background of the wide, wide world. Join this socially inept and endearingly over‐sharing explorer as she poetically salutes the beginnings of young love in ‘Blue Light Disco, Green Light Romance’, explores the laneways of longevity in ‘I Built You a Monument Because You Always Attracted the Birds’, and surveys the ruins of her self‐worth in ‘This Temple of Love is a Renovator’s Dream’.
Telia Nevile is the cult Last Tuesday Society’s Poet Laureate and her subtle character‐based comedy has converted audiences from Federation Square to the Falls Festival. The slides used in the show were collected by her grandmother during overseas trips in the 1970s and are now proudly presented for your viewing pleasure.SEASON DETAILS:Venue: Backstage Room, Melbourne Town HallDates: 6th – 18th April (not Mondays)Tickets: $18.00 Full/$15.00 Concession or Groups of 5+/$13.00 Tightarse TuesdaysTimes: 6:10pm (Sundays at 5:10pm)Bookings: www.comedyfestival.com.au, via Ticketmaster on 1300 136 166 or in person at any Melbourne Comedy Festival box office or Ticketmaster Outlet