Reanimation Library Presents Animated Listening

UPDATE: Due to unforeseen circumstances, this workshop has changed to Sunday, May 20.

Activating the space for reading in the library framework, both individual and collective, Reanimation Library presents Animated Listening.

In this listening and writing workshop, we will investigate the Reanimation Library for its sonic and poetic potential. Beginning with a listening practice inspired by the work of composer Pauline Oliveros, we will turn to the library as a source of improvisational material—“playing” the library to each other by reading aloud. In this rich field of audible language we will explore transcription techniques to create written works and visual scores.

This workshop is one in a series of monthly programs that activates the Reanimation Library, a collection of obscure or out-of-print publications housed at Pioneer Books.

Price: Free with RSVP

Audience: Open to all.

Materials: N/A

Sal Randolph is an artist who lives in Brooklyn and works between language and action. Her projects have been seen recently at Cooper Union, Denny Gallery, Wave Pool, the Museum of Jurassic Technology, the Asian Arts Theater, Le Centre Culturel de Cerisy, and at the Akademie der Kunst. She is the co-founder of dispersed holdings, an artist-run listening and publication space located until recently in the former apartment of the artist Eva Hesse on the Bowery in New York. New language work is in Otoliths, Pith, Queen Mob’s Teahouse, La Vague, Sound American, and the anthology Dream Closet. Her essays have appeared in The Rumpus, Queen Mob’s Teahouse, The American Reader, and Cabinet. She is also writing an artist’s novel on Twitter, & Drift (@driftictation).