POLYply 13


Ryan Dobran
is the author of Your Guilt Is A Miracle (Bad Press, 2008), Ding Ding (Critical Documents, 2009), and Confection (©_© Press, 2011). Shouts From OK Glamour is forthcoming from Mountain Press. He lives in Cambridge, UK.

Patrick Farmer is a sound artist who works with improvisation, scores and composition. Commonly referred to as a percussionist, Farmer will often enlist the help of a drum as a resonator for natural materials or for filtering field recordings. He has performed throughout Europe and America. He has forthcoming  residencies at Q02 in Brussels and MOKS in Estonia. In 2008 Farmer co-founded the record label Compost and Height, which focuses on free downloads of improvisation and field recording. His recordings have been released on Cathnor, Another Timbre, and Organised Music from Thessaloniki, amongst others. He is a member of Loris, and frequently performs with Dominic Lash.

Peter Larkin is the author of Terrain Seed Scarcity, (2001), and Leaves of Field (2006).  A new collection Lessways Least Scarce Among is due from Shearsman in 2012.  Recent work has appeared in Stride, Blackbox Manifold, Poetry Wales, Quarterly West and New Walk.  He has also contributed to The Ground Aslant: an Anthology of Radical Landscape Poetry (2011) An interview with Edmund Hardy is available at Intercapillary Space and another has appeared (with Matthew Hall) on Cordite.

Salomé Voegelin is an artist and writer. She is the author of Listening to Noise and Silence: towards a Philosophy of Sound Art, Continuum, NY, 2010. The book engages with the emerging practice of sound art and the concurrent development of a discourse and theory of sound. It seeks to immerse the reader in concepts of listening to sound artwork and the everyday acoustic environment, to establish an aesthetics and philosophy of sound and promoting the notion of a sonic sensibility. Other recent writings include an article on Morton Feldman in the Wire 324, February 2011 issue, and an essay on durational radio for Kunstradio ORF Austria. Her blog soundwords.tumblr.com writes the experience of listening to the everyday.

Gillian Wylde works with video, text and performance. Her projects respond to peculiarities of a site or a place, encounter and dialogue(s) and explore simple interconnections of agency. This leaky thing next to that leaking thing. Central within these processes of response are properties of the pathetic or cheapo, instances of featurelessness, nowotony and/or petty conjectures of the queer. Critical investigations of multivalent performance activities or forms of energy (such as mechanical, electrical, or chemical energy), the body (human or animal) in relation to the video camera are constants through most of the  work like maybe a savage smell or hairy logic. Her interests include: failure, mistakeology, happiness, normal nature, antediluvian dirt, pathetica aesthetics, pet assemblage, rude electricity, Fibonacci Feminisms, the WWW, on-goingness,  blurriness, performative assemblage, entanglement, colourings, textiness, cultural phenomena, negation, domestica, queer arrangements,  fleetingness, resemblances, animal reaction shots, burrowing, ur-language, film, noise, viral poetics, mediocrity, antagonism, the political and keeping fit with Jane Fonda and Donna Haraway. Click here for image.  See her website: 15minuteswithyou.org.uk/

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