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What material ecologies are we tapping into when we commit the apparently ethereal acts of streaming a how-to video or uploading broadcasts of banal and precious moments to the cloud? If we could strip away the walls sheltering us and the casings of our devices, we would behold an immense and filigreed copper lyre, Aeolian, that calls to be sounded. Jennifer Scappettone will present stills and verse reports from a book and installation in progress surrounding the global circuits of exploitation, production, distribution, and salvage that copper involves, from Michigan’s Keweenaw Peninsula to the Andes to Long Island to the slums of Accra.

Jennifer Scappettone’s work with languages spans scholarly and creative modes of inquiry, with perpetual jolts by nondiscursive practices from installation to performance. She is the author of the poetry collections From Dame Quickly (Litmus Press, 2009) and The Republic of Exit 43: Outtakes & Scores from an Archaeology and Pop-Up Opera of the Corporate Dump (forthcoming this Fall from Atelos Press), as well as of the critical study Killing the Moonlight: Modernism in Venice (Columbia University Press, 2012). She is an associate professor at the University of Chicago, and was a Fellow at the Nature, Art, and Habitat (NAHR) Residency in the summer of 2016.

Thursday September 15, 2016

7.30-9 pm

Institute @ WuHo 6518 Hollywood Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90028

im studio mi/la is an architectural practice concerned with issues related to nature and the built environment.

Cerro de Pasco, Peru, courtesy of Radio Cumbre