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Sunday, March 20, 6 PM, 45 Carleton St., room E25-111, Cambridge, MA

Lyn Hejinian and Emilie Clark

Lyn and Emilie will show and discuss their text/image collaborations

collaboration: from The Lake

Lyn Hejinian is a poet, essayist, and translator, who has also worked for a number of years on mixed media collaborations with Emilie Clark. Two published examples of this work, both published by Granary Books, are The Traveler and the Hill and the Hill and The Lake. Her collaborative projects are various, and include Sight (a book written with Leslie Scalapino), The Eye of Enduring (an installation created with the painter Diane Andrews Hall), Qúę Trân (a composition with music by John Zorn and text by Hejinian), and Letters Not About Love (a documentary film directed by Jacki Ochs with text by Hejinian and Russian poet Arkadii Dragomoschenko). Her own most recent books of poetry include A Border Comedy, My Life in the Nineties, and The Fatalist.

Emilie Clark was born in San Francisco in 1969. She received her BFA from Cornell University in 1991, and moved to New York City from the Bay Area in 1998. She has exhibited widely in the United States and Europe, including a solo show at the MUSARC in Ferrara, Italy (2000), and a three person show at the Royal Hibernian Academy in Dublin, Ireland (2003). In New York she has been included in several group exhibitions, most recently Pondering the Marvelous at Wave Hill and she will have her first New York solo show at Michael Steinberg Fine Art in 2005. In addition to her practice as an artist--which includes painting, drawing and installation—Clark is the co-author of four collaborative books with poets, two with Lytle Shaw and two with Lyn Hejinian. With Lytle, she started and co-edited the journal of arts writing and poetics called Shark, from 1998 to 2003, and began Shark Books, which publishes artist projects and other cross-genre work. Granary Books published Clark and Hejinian’s collaborative works--The Traveller and the Hill and the Hill in 1998 and The Lake in 2003. Clark also completed a number of projects for magazines and books within the arts and writing communities such as for Cabinet and Chain, the books of Anselm Berrigan Lewis Warsh, Lee Ann Brown and Lyn Hejinian, in addition to projects outside of the arts such as the Journal of Experimental Medicine and a book on Thyroid Surgery.