Photography exhibit entitled “Phenomena+Existence No. 1” by artist Yelena Yemchuk.
September 28, 2001
“History, Memory, Trauma,” a public lecture by Dominick LaCapra, recipient of the Dactyl award for aesthetic theory.
Ever since Theodor Adorno argued that “writing poetry after Auschwitz is barbaric,” all kinds of artists, not just poets, have been debating whether or not one can depict life optimistically. The Holocaust certainly questions how one can believe that every event ultimately serves some divine Continue reading “History, Memory, Trauma, lecture by Dominick LaCapra”
Sunday, September 23 2001
Laird Hunt, The Impossibly (Coffee House Press).
July 7, 2001
A memorial service for Keenan Milton with video screening.
June 7 &8 2001
Film screening, Fritz Lang’s 1926 landmark silent sci-fi film, With a new soundtrack by electronic musician Jeff Mills, with moderators: Anuj Desai, Editor in Chief, Black Book Magazine; Tara Anderson, Dactyl Foundation, presented by Black Book Magazine and Dactyl Foundation.
May 10 2001
Book party with The Figures: On the Nameways (Vol.2) by Clark Coolidge, My Terza Rima by Michael Gizzi, Push The Mule by John Godfrey, Savage Baggage by Roger Mitchell, The Drift of Things by Terence Winch, Roof: Christophe Tarkos: Ma Langue est Poetique–Selected Writings, Vocoder by Judith Goldman, Free Will by Craig Watson, Pen Chants By Lissa Wolsak.
A public lecture under the title “The Poet, The Critic & The Interpreter: A Crash Course”
Angus Fletcher (Distinguished Professor Emeritus, Graduate School, CUNY)
Nico Israel (Asst. Prof, English, Hunter College, CUNY; critic, Artforum International Magazine)
and Victoria N. Alexander (Dactyl Foundation)
Hors d’oeuvres will be served at 6:30. Lecture begins at 7pm.
Award Recipient: Dominick LaCapra, “Trauma, Absence, Loss,” in Writing History, Writing Trauma (Baltimore: Johns Hopkins Univ Pr, 2000)
In his essay, “Trauma, Absence, Loss,” Dominick LaCapra shows a sensitive understanding of the subtleties of deconstructive technique, and then, without refuting any of its claims, he advances the next intellectual step that takes us beyond postmodernism and into a Continue reading “Dominick LaCapra, 2001 essay award recipient”
April 4 2001
Antioch Review 60th Anniversary Celebration.
The Gods of Times Square, a documentary by Richard Sandler.
Introduction by Tara Anderson, discussion with the artist to follow
Before the Disneyfication of the melting-pot mecca, Times Square was home to religious zealots offering every kind of strident redemption. Street journalist and documentarian Richard Sandler has created a cinema verite film on the rich characters of New York’s secular cathedral of skyscrapers.
An encore presentation of the critically acclaimed documentary
Re-edited with new footage
Winner 1999, Best Documentary, Chicago Underground Film Festival
Winner 1999, Audience Award, Popcorn International Film Festival
First Screening at Dactyl: February 28th, 2000
Mar 10 2001
An exhibition of children’s artwork entitled Small Works 11 curated by the Washington Market School.
Feb 22 2001
A video screening of work by Ken Kobland.
February 15, 2001
A film screening of Dream Machine by Brett Vepnek starring Mary Timony.
Feb 6 2001
Publication party celebrating Edizioni Mazzotta’s monograph on Norman Bluhm.
Jan 10 2001
A screening of work by artist Norman Jewison.
December 15-22, 2000
BookFair will sell limited editions and hand-made bindings of poetry and literary fiction.
Dec 8 2000
December 6, 2000
A reception for Your Name Here and Other Traditions by John Ashbery.
November 28, 2000
A poetry reading of works by Carter Ratcliff and Kenneth Koch.
Nov 16 2000
A poetry reading of works by John Yau and Vincent Katz.
October 19 2000
The Dactyl Foundation for the Arts & Humanities presents
Gad Hollander’s the palaver transcription, poetry screening
an experimental video utilizing voices, text, images, and ambient sound
derived from the book, The Palaver, by Gad Hollander & Andrew Bick.
October 16 2000
Murmur journal, reception, volume ii includes works by Ashbery, Fletcher, Hollo, Ni Dhomhnaill, and Ramsdell.
October 7, 2000
a mini digital documentary
Edited by Chris Scherwin
“The Look of Love”
by Alexandra Wiesenfeld, October 7th – November 4th, 2000
October 7 – November 4 2000
An exhibition of works by Alexandra Weisenfeld including paintings, works on paper and a short film entitled The Look of Love (a digital mini-doc about the artist).
September 28 2000
Reception for A Still Small Voice.
August 12 2000
Reception and Sign-up 7:00 pm
Scheduled Poets 8:00 pm
Jill Bernstein, Desiree Gordon, and James Parker
A film short by “Cory” 8:45
Open Mic 9:00 pm
Refreshments will be served
An Evolving Exhibition
The Artist Search Project is an exhibition-in-progress organized by Dactyl interns. We invite you to attend the first installment in July and return to view new works by emerging artists as the show progresses towards the final closing exhibition. The exhibition included works by John Arruda, Aaron Gilbert, Jackie Kingon, Jim Klein, Christina Park, Pam Smith, James Stuart, Jake Benton, Matthew Sinclair Kinney, and Emily Orling. Continue reading “Artist Search Project”
May 15 2000
A screening of two titles Shirtsleeves by Bruce Bennett and Ode by Kelly Reichardt.
May 12 2000
A book party for The Figures Press and Roof Press.