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An Evening of Scores
with Renee Gladman, Fred Moten & a rawlings
Grüner Salon


In collaboration with KW Institute for Contemporary Art, the Grüner Salon hosts an evening dedicated to expanding notions of the compositional practice of scoring: how a score might be used to activate or call upon the hidden, the impossible, the illegible, the unlit, and other such liminal qualities that shape the world and the work we do inside of it. The evening will begin with Fred Moten’s sonic mapping and reading of his poetry collection B Jenkins, followed by KW writer-in-residence Renee Gladman’s presentation on visually scoring the unknown, and will conclude with a rawlings’ talk/performance, Ecopoethics in Action, on scoring and counter-mapping geochronology in the Anthropocene.

Renee Gladman is a writer and artist preoccupied with crossings, thresholds, and geographies as they play out at the intersections of poetry, prose, drawing and architecture. She is the author of twelve published works, including a cycle of novels about the city-state Ravicka and its inhabitants, the Ravickians—Event Factory (2010), The Ravickians (2011), Ana Patova Crosses a Bridge (2013), and Houses of Ravicka (2017)—as well as Calamities, a collection of linked auto-essays on the intersections of writing, drawing, and community, which won the 2017 CLMP Firecracker Award for Creative Non-Fiction. Morelia, a brief crime novel was released in spring 2019. Her drawings have been collected in Prose Architectures (2017) and One Long Black Sentence, a series of white ink drawings on black paper and indexed by Fred Moten (forthcoming 2010). She has been awarded fellowships, artist grants, and residencies from the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard, Foundation for Contemporary Arts, the Lannan Foundation, and Non-Objectif Sud among others. She is currently Writer-in-Residence at KW Institute for Contemporary Art in Berlin.

Fred Moten’s areas of study and practice are Black Studies, Critical Theory, Performance Studies, and Poetics. Moten, the author of many books, the latest of which is All That Beauty, is engaged in ongoing collaborations with theorist Stefano Harney (they are co-authors of The Undercommons: Fugitive Planning and Black Study and A Poetics of the Undercommons) and artist Wu Tsang (they are authors of Who Touched Me?). He lives in New York and teaches in the Department of Performance Studies at New York University.

a rawlings is a Canadian-Icelandic interdisciplinary artist whose books include Wide slumber for lepidopterists (Coach House Books, 2006), Gibber (online, 2012), o w n (CUE BOOKS, 2015), and si tu (MaMa Multimedijalni Institut, 2017). Her book Wide slumber was adapted to music theatre by Valgeir Sigurðsson and VaVaVoom (2014). Her libretti include Bodiless (for composer Gabrielle Herbst, 2014) and Longitude (for Davíð Brynjar Franzson, 2014). rawlings’ Áfall / Trauma was shortlisted for the Leslie Scalapino Award for Innovative Women Playwrights (2013). She is one-half of the performance duo Völva with Maja Jantar and one-half of the new music duo Moss Moss Not Moss with Rebecca Bruton. rawlings is the recipient of a Chalmers Arts Fellowship (2009-10) and held the position of Queensland Poet-in-Residence (2012). rawlings loves in Iceland. More:

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