Artists Space

Joey De Jesus, Dawn Lundy Martin, Morgan Ritter

Readings
July 26, 2016, 7pm

Artists Space presents readings by Joey De Jesus, Dawn Lundy Martin, and Morgan Ritter. Following a series of readings held at Artists Space Books & Talks under the title In Visible Architectures in 2015, these will call attention to the role of performance as a constituent rather than secondary language within poetic presentation.

A Text titled "Before the Encounter" with a strikethrough on nearly every word - drawn over with abstract black symbols and shapes, circling some words
Joey De Jesus. Extract from NOCT: The Threshold of Madness, 2016. Ink on found book. Courtesy the artist [A Text titled "Before the Encounter" with a strikethrough on nearly every word - drawn over with abstract black symbols and shapes, circling some words]

Joey De Jesus, Dawn Lundy Martin, Morgan Ritter is the closing program in a series of evenings from

Pride Goes Before a Fall
Beware of a Holy Whore
Mise en Abyme

Related video:
Morgan Ritter
iSn't She (Promotional Video)
2016 Digital video (Courtesy the artist)

Joey De Jesus is a Bronx-born, queer Nuyorican poet whose work has appeared or is forthcoming in Barrow Street, Beloit Poetry Journal, Brooklyn Magazine, The Cortland Review, Devil's Lake, Drunken Boat, Guernica, Harriet, RHINO, Southern Humanities Review, Versal and elsewhere. Joey edits poetry for Apogee Journal and lives in Brooklyn.

Dawn Lundy Martin is a poet, essayist, and conceptual
video artist. She is the author of three books of poems
and three chapbooks, including most recently, Life in a Box is a Pretty Life (Nightboat Books, 2015). Martin is a
co-founder of the Black Took Collective, an experimental
performance art/poetry group of three, and a member
of HOWDOYOUSAYYAMINAFRICAN?, a global arts
collective. She has been awarded the 2015 Lambda
Literary Award for Lesbian Poetry and a 2016 Investing in
Professional Artists Grant from the Pittsburgh Foundation
and the Heinz Endowments. Martin is Associate
Professor of English at the University of Pittsburgh.

Morgan Ritter's visual and written work has been exhibited at institutions such as the Portland Institute of Contemporary Art, LUMA Foundation, Zurich, Sunlan Lighting, Portland and Centre Pompidou, Paris. She has a BFA from the Pacific Northwest College of Art (2011) and works at Yale Union, an artist-run contemporary art center in Portland. Recent activity includes a two-person exhibition with Lisa Radon at RONGWRONG, Amsterdam, a poetry reading at Shanaynay, Paris, and an upcoming exhibition at The Middler, New York in August.