Paul Thek, "Child's Arc De Triomphe," 1985, pencil and watercolor on paper


Tuesday, February 11, 2020 at 4:30pm
Ezra and Cecile Zilkha Gallery


WOODSLIPPERCOUNTERCLATTER is the fourth collaboration in a decade from poet Susan Howe and musician/composer David Grubbs. Veering away from the stuttering, profoundly fragmented seance of their Frolic Architecture (2011), they present a sound work that germinates from text collages and other material published in Howe’s collection Debths (New Directions, 2017). This performance work was created while the material (Tom Tit Tot, Childe Roland, Paul Thek, W.B. Yeats, Isabella Stewart Gardner, etc.) in Debths was being arranged. The work combines Howe’s reading with the resonant sounds and represented spaces of Grubbs’ piano playing and field recordings made in Boston’s Gardner Museum. Co-sponsored by Writing at Wesleyan.

David Grubbs will give a free reading from his upcoming book The Voice in the Headphones on Tuesday, February 11, 2020 at Noon in Adzenyah Rehearsal Hall, 60 Wyllys Avenue, Room 003 (Daltry Room), Middletown.

Diane Simpson: Cardboard-Plus, 1977–1980 is on display through through Sunday, March 1, 2020.

Gallery hours are Tuesday and Wednesday, Noon–5pm; Thursday, Noon–7pm; and Friday through Sunday, Noon-5pm.

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Image above:
Paul Thek
Child’s Arc De Triomphe, 1985
pencil and watercolor on paper
18 x 24 in/45.7 x 61 cm
photo: Bill Orcutt
©Estate of George Paul Thek, Courtesy Alexander and Bonin, New York