SIREN (some poetics)
315 Maujer & Géza, 306 Maujer
Quinn Latimer 3pm
Hana Noorali & Lynton Talbot 3:45pm
Mirene Arsanios 4:15pm
Lynn Xu 4:45pm
Liliane Lijn 5:15pm
We celebrate our first year of Public Programming with DJ Cardamami and an open bar, 6-8pm.
Timings are approximate
Registrations are not required.
An afternoon of readings and performances celebrates the opening of SIREN (some poetics), an exhibition devoted to technologies of myth and mouth, earth and alarm, gender and language. Surveying the siren as both ancient and contemporary warning system, the show presents the work of some seventeen artists and poets from disparate generations and geographies. Their myriad practices consider both human and nonhuman forms of poetics and language-making, from ancestral song and epistemological inquiry to bacterium choruses and Martian linguistics, from text to textile to spell to algorithm.
Quinn Latimer, curator of SIREN (some poetics), offers a short introduction to the exhibition and a reading, followed by a discussion by Hana Noorali and Lynton Talbot—curators of The Noon Sirens, the accompanying online program—about the acoustic experience of present political struggles. They are followed by poets and writers Mirene Arsanios and Lynn Xu, both of whom perform recent work. Liliane Lijn closes the afternoon with a reading from Crossing Map, her celebrated cult 1983 artist book of song-like narratives on memory and the material and immaterial body.
Hana Noorali and Lynton Talbot work collaboratively to curate exhibitions, texts, and live events. Together they have run non-profit exhibition spaces in London and Berlin, curated exhibitions in the UK and internationally, and have together published essays, texts, and articles for a range of publications and publishers, including ArtMonthly, Phaidon, and ArtReview. In 2019 they curated The Season of Cartesian Weeping as part of The Roberts Institute’s Curators Series, and in 2020 they co-edited Intertitles: An Anthology at the Intersection of Writing and Visual Art, published by Prototype Press.
Cardamami is a Brooklyn-based DJ. They draw inspiration from their Afro-Caribbean & South Asian roots. They are the co-host of Yalla Yeehaw, a party featuring Arab pop, Bhangra, & other Southwest Asian, North African, & South Asian sounds and the host of Spicy Trax, a monthly radio show for Playground Radio.