June 18, 2022, 1pm
11 Cortlandt Alley and Online
In conjunction with the exhibition Attention Line, Artists Space and Zoeglossia present an afternoon celebration of Hannah Weiner's work and life. The event will include a multi-voice reading of Weiner's Clairvoyant Journal as well as a panel of thinkers and artists who were close to Weiner's visionary poetry practice. The event is free to the public in-person at Artists Space and will also be broadcast live on Zoom here.
Hannah Weiner (1928 - 1997) was born in Providence, Rhode Island and graduated from Radcliffe College in 1950. She started writing poetry in 1963 and by the late 1960s was deeply enmeshed in the Downtown New York poetry and art community. Her vehement synthesis of formal innovation and intensely personal content saw her highly experimental writing become central to many poetry and artist groups across New York City. Weiner is perhaps best known for her Clairvoyant Journal, a multivalent book documenting her life enmeshed within the New York and art music community in 1974, that is consistently interrupted by her own visions of words and colors in space.
Introduction by Jennifer Bartlett
A screening of Hannah Weiner: A Film by Phill Niblock, 1974
Reading of Clairvoyant Journal by Darcie Dennigan, Farnoosh Fathi, and James Sherry
Panel discussion with Susan Bee, Judith Goldman, Declan Gould, and Phill Niblock, moderated by Lee Ann Brown
Closing remarks by Charles Bernstein
For live in-person performances at Artists Space, proof of vaccination and masks are required. This show will be filmed and accessible by livestream during performance times for audience members who are unable to attend in-person.
Both the in-person event and the livestream broadcast will include CART captioning.
Artists Space is located on the corner of Cortlandt Alley and White Street, between Broadway and Lafayette Street. The closest wheelchair accessible stop is the 6 stop at the corner of Canal & Lafayette Street.
Artists Space is fully accessible via a wheelchair lift and automated door in front of the entrance on 80 White Street. The cellar gallery can be accessed via the ground floor elevator. If you use the elevator, the distance from the entrance of the building to the elevator is 50 feet. The distance from the elevator to the performance space is 30 feet. If you are using the stairs to access the performance, the entrance to the building is roughly 40 feet from the performance space, accessed by 20 7-inch stairs. Artists Space welcomes assistance dogs, and has wheelchair accessible non-gender-segregated toilet facilities. For access inquiries please contact Artists Space at email@example.com or 212 226 3970.