POLYply 22


Daniela Cascella is a writer based in London. Her research is focused on listening and sound across a range of publications and curated projects. Her third book En abîme: Listening, Reading, Writing. An Archival Fiction (Zer0 Books, 2012) explores writing sound in relation to memory and landscape, and fictional tropes in criticism. She was contributing editor of Italy’s leading music magazine Blow Up, her essays have been published in books and catalogues internationally, her articles and reviews have appeared in Organised Sound, The Wire, Alias/Il Manifesto, MusicWorks, Contemporary, frieze.com. Before moving to London in 2009, Daniela worked in Italy as a music journalist and curator specialising in sound art.

Rod Mengham is Reader in Modern English Literature at the University of Cambridge, where he is also Curator of Works of Art at Jesus College. He has written books on Charles Dickens, Emily Bronte, Thomas Hardy and Henry Green, as well as The Descent of Language (1993).  He has edited collections of essays on contemporary fiction, violence and avant-garde art, and the fiction of the 1940s.  He is also editor of the Equipage series of poetry pamphlets and co-editor and co-translator of Altered State: the New Polish Poetry (Arc Publications, 2003) and co-editor of Vanishing Points: New Modernist Poems (Salt, 2005).  He has curated numerous exhibitions, most recently, Jake and Dinos Chapman, In the Realm of the Senseless (Rondo Sztuki, Katowice: 2011).   His own poems have been published under the titles Unsung: New and Selected Poems (Folio/Salt, 1996; 2nd edition, 2001) and Parleys and Skirmishes with photographs by Marc Atkins (Ars Cameralis, 2007). His most recent publication is Bell Book (Wide Range Chapbooks, 2012).

Marc Atkins is a British artist, photographer, videographer and poet. Marc has lived and worked for many years in London, but has also spend extended periods of time in Rome, Detroit, New York, Warsaw and Paris. His solo photography books include The Teratologists, Liquid City with text by Iain Sinclair, Faces of Mathematics, Thirteen with texts by thirteen writers and Warzsawa with texts by Tadeusz Pióro & Andrzej Sosnowski. His images are also included in several international photography compilations including “The World’s Top Photographers: Nudes”, “Nudes” (RotoVision). His work has been published and reviewed in magazines worldwide. To date his sole poetry book is The Logic of the Stairwell.

Post Works was founded in 2009. The work of Post Works combines built structures and installations, with performances and film. Recent projects and exhibitions include an environment for Daria Martin’s solo exhibition at Milton Keynes Gallery and No Stop, Statue, Machine, screened at the ICA and Victoria and Albert Museum, London. Upcoming projects include Writtle Calling, a temporary radio station to be sited in Essex during September 2012

Kit Poulson writes: “I am interested in conversation, in matter and mutter, in negotiation. A lot of my things have been concerned with an exploration of how we use the static as the recognition and apprehension of vitality.  I work with a variety of media, particularly painting and installation. I frequently collaborate, and this reflects and interest in thought as a performance and a concrete happening.  In these collaborations I have worked at various points with sound, music, sculpture, dance, text.
Recently I have published a book (The Ice Cream Empire, Bookworks).
I was born in 1967 in East Bergholt in Suffolk.”

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