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Salah Badis presents "Non-fiction/Self-writing"
Nov
19
7:00 PM19:00

Salah Badis presents "Non-fiction/Self-writing"

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Algerian poet, journalist, and translator Salah Badis is a Fall 2018 Resident at the International Writing Program, University of Iowa, and the inaugural IWP@OICR Writer-in-Residence.  A freelance journalist since 2012, he is a musical and cultural researcher for both print and radio and a founding member of Nafha, one of the most important cultural magazines in Algeria.  His poems and essays in Arabic have been translated into French, English, and Turkish, with his first volume of poetry, ضجرالبواخر [The Boredom of Ships], published in 2016 by Al Mutawassit Press (Milan and Beirut).  In 2017, he worked in the Algerian radio archives with French curator Yasmina Reggad for the project We Dreamed of Utopia and We Woke up Screaming.  A writer for the Algerian news site Casbah Tribune, he has also served as Visiting Editor of the literary supplement Kalimat for the Lebanese newspaper Al-Akhbar.  He is currently working on the translation of two French novels to be published in 2018 by Barzakh Press.

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The event will take place at the Library at Literary Arts: 925 SW Washington Street, Portland, 97205.

 
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IWP@OICR Writer-in-Residence Salah Badis reads from his work at PSU
Nov
14
2:00 PM14:00

IWP@OICR Writer-in-Residence Salah Badis reads from his work at PSU

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Algerian poet, journalist, and translator Salah Badis is a Fall 2018 Resident at the International Writing Program, University of Iowa, and the inaugural IWP@OICR Writer-in-Residence.  A freelance journalist since 2012, he is a musical and cultural researcher for both print and radio and a founding member of Nafha, one of the most important cultural magazines in Algeria.  His poems and essays in Arabic have been translated into French, English, and Turkish, with his first volume of poetry, ضجرالبواخر [The Boredom of Ships], published in 2016 by Al Mutawassit Press (Milan and Beirut).  In 2017, he worked in the Algerian radio archives with French curator Yasmina Reggad for the project We Dreamed of Utopia and We Woke up Screaming.  A writer for the Algerian news site Casbah Tribune, he has also served as Visiting Editor of the literary supplement Kalimat for the Lebanese newspaper Al-Akhbar.  He is currently working on the translation of two French novels to be published in 2018 by Barzakh Press.

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Nov
6
6:00 PM18:00

Kendal Hockin named Fall 2018 OICR Fellow in Critical Theory + Filmmaking

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Kendal Hockin has been named the Fall 2018 OICR Fellow in Critical Theory + Filmmaking.  He studied at the California College of the Arts and, later, at the Pacific Northwest College of Art, where he graduated with a degree in Video as well as Sound & Performance.  He is a 2014 recipient of the Princess Grace Foundation-USA award, which is named after Grace Kelly, Princess of Monaco, and devoted to fostering emerging talent in film, dance, and theater.  Creating a rich, new visual lexicon for inner reality, Hockin explores the interstices between the animate and inanimate, human and nonhuman, the quick and the dead, mimicry and legendary psychaesthenia, to cite the title of the influential 1935 essay of the late French theorist Roger Caillois of the same title. The figures that haunt his work assimilate themselves into space almost as quickly as they are induced by it. Hockin divides his time between Portland and Brooklyn, New York.

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IWP@OICR Writer-in-Residence Salah Badis
Nov
6
to Nov 20

IWP@OICR Writer-in-Residence Salah Badis

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Algerian poet, journalist, and translator Salah Badis is a Fall 2018 Resident at the International Writing Program, University of Iowa, and the inaugural IWP@OICR Writer-in-Residence.  A freelance journalist since 2012, he is a musical and cultural researcher for both print and radio and a founding member of Nafha, one of the most important cultural magazines in Algeria.  His poems and essays in Arabic have been translated into French, English, and Turkish, with his first volume of poetry, ضجرالبواخر [The Boredom of Ships], published in 2016 by Al Mutawassit Press (Milan and Beirut).  In 2017, he worked in the Algerian radio archives with French curator Yasmina Reggad for the project We Dreamed of Utopia and We Woke up Screaming.  A writer for the Algerian news site Casbah Tribune, he has also served as Visiting Editor of the literary supplement Kalimat for the Lebanese newspaper Al-Akhbar.  He is currently working on the translation of two French novels to be published in 2018 by Barzakh Press.

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Oct
19
to Oct 21

The Sea as Seen from the Shore by Flashlight (A Reading of Poetry Devoted to the Sea, beginning with Jules Michelet’s La Mer)

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Starting with Jules Michelet’s 1861 encomium to the Sea, La Mer, with its devastatingly-named chapters (“The Genesis of the Sea,” “Fecundity,” “The Milky Sea,” “The Atom,” “Blood-Flower,” “The Law of Storms,” “The World Makers,” “Daughter of the Seas,” and so forth), this event, the title of which riffs on one of Michelet’s chapter titles, is devoted to celebrating the Sea, and we invite friends and strangers alike to join us in reading poetry devoted to the Sea.  Please bring with you what you consider to be the most beautiful poem, or piece of prose as dense as poetry, concerning the Sea:  a piece of writing that captures, limns, traces, and evokes the Sea in dazzling flashes of light.

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Sep
27
to Sep 30

OICR Faculty Named Judges for the 2018 Portland EcoFilm Festival

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The premier environmental film festival in the Pacific Northwest, the Portland EcoFilm Festival is a program of The Hollywood Theatre,Portland’s historic art-house cinema.  The festival's mission is to showcase critically important environmental films and help filmmakers by building support for newly released films, with the belief that cinema can inspire and catalyze environmental advocacy.  

For more information, please visit http://www.portlandecofilmfest.org/

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OICR's Readings for Now Series
Aug
24
7:00 PM19:00

OICR's Readings for Now Series

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Selections

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Emily Hyde Awarded the Inaugural Bex Frankel Fellowship in Film & Filmmaking at Vermont Studio Center
May
1
to May 31

Emily Hyde Awarded the Inaugural Bex Frankel Fellowship in Film & Filmmaking at Vermont Studio Center

OICR student and researcher Emily Hyde has been awarded the inaugural Bex Frankel Fellowship in Film & Filmmaking at Vermont Studio Center, the largest artist residency center in the country and one of the most prestigious.  A multidisciplinary artist based in Portland, Oregon, Hyde grew up in Estacada, a small logging town situated on the Clackamas River.  She earned a BFA in Intermedia with a concentration in Video and Animation at the Pacific Northwest College of Art, where she was the recipient of the Dorothy Lemelson Scholarship, the Intermedia Department’s Interdisciplinary Artist Merit Scholarship, the Nancy Tonkin Memorial Scholarship, the Videofest Jury Prize, the Charles Voorhies Drawing Award, and an Honorary Mention in Printmaking.  Influenced by a wide range of artists, filmmakers, writers, and theorists, including Andrei Tarkovsky, Wilhelm Worringer, Christopher Alexander, and Rudolf Otto, her work attempts to materialize a sense of wonder through light, color, and sound.  She is the recipient of a 2011 Princess Grace Award in Filmmaking.

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Feb
16
4:30 PM16:30

Presentation and Workshop by Ryan Wilson Paulsen: “Art & Mental Health; Or, The Necessity of Self Care”

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Given the devastating effects of global capitalism on our planet and growing consciousness of the oppression and inequality that characterize our social world and history, many are at a loss as to how to make a future without massive waves of violence.  Anxiety, despair, confusion, and depression are widespread; trauma is a fact not an exception.  How can we build practices centered on care for ourselves and our world?  How can art be a mode for accomplishing this work?  As social beings, self-care is more than an individual imperative to live healthier; it is a social process as well as a personal one.  Throughout the history of art, we find many examples of artists expressing the unspeakable, the internal, and the invisible, using visual expression as a process to care for themselves and to connect to others.  Contemporary artists have engaged with issues of mental health and self-care from many perspectives as well, utilizing therapeutic or advocacy practices, working therapeutically and empathically.  This talk and workshop explore and problematize representations of mental health and self-care in our contemporary world, using examples from art and music to begin suggesting a way forward.

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OICR's "Readings for Now" Series
Sep
21
7:00 PM19:00

OICR's "Readings for Now" Series

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Are there writings and records that might help us understand what is happening now? Join us for a roundtable discussion on Thursday, September 21, 2017, 7:00 p.m., at Mother Foucault's Bookshop. Our readings include Hannah Arendt, “Lying in Politics"; Vilém Flusser, “Criteria—Crisis—Criticism”; Georg Simmel “Knowledge, Truth, and Falsehood in Human Relations"; Henri Lefebvre, “The Idea of Reality"; and Theodor W. Adorno, “Opinion Delusion Society"--and can be found on this website.

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OICR Spring Colloquium & Artist Residency @ Caldera
Apr
11
to Apr 14

OICR Spring Colloquium & Artist Residency @ Caldera

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 Dates: Tuesday, April 11-Friday, April 14, 2017
 Theme: “Defactualization and Its Discontents; Or, The New Unreality”
 Faculty: Anne-Marie Oliver, Oregon Institute for Creative Research; Barry Sanders, Oregon Institute for Creative Research; Kathleen Eamon, Evergreen State College; Shaw Osha, Evergreen State College
 Chef: Max Germano
 Sous-chef: Cydney Lipscom
 Participants: Laura Birchard, Natassia Haas, Emily Hyde, Taryn Tomasello, Mark Tracy, Daniel Dubiel, Andrew Woods, JR  Rothfuss, Maia Rasmussen, Madeline Weltchek, Ryan Fazio, Garrett Bailey, Natalie Schultz-Purves, Aiden Skogheim

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OICR Spring Colloquium & Artist Residency Schedule

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The Coming Prehuman (A Peculiar Relation to Life and Life-Time): Two Perspectives, "What Is Life?" Conference, University of Oregon
Apr
8
11:30 AM11:30

The Coming Prehuman (A Peculiar Relation to Life and Life-Time): Two Perspectives, "What Is Life?" Conference, University of Oregon

In this talk, we locate (in)distinguishability as a singularly important criterion and 21st-century challenge, examining what seems to be a deep resemblance and mutual implicature of electro-optical media, synthetic biology, quandaries of verification, socio-political madness, and the inability to distinguish between sleep and wakefulness, “life” and “Life itself,” the living and the dead.

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"Two thousand years after Plato wrote it seems as if not only the gods but the wise have abandoned us, and left us alone with our partial knowledge and our ignorance."
Jan
20
to Jan 27

"Two thousand years after Plato wrote it seems as if not only the gods but the wise have abandoned us, and left us alone with our partial knowledge and our ignorance."

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Join us for a roundtable discussion on a range of critical topics, from the growing indistinction of the real and the fake to the threatened disappearance of politics as a system of challenge, contest, and negotiation.

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