THE OTHER ROOM 72 With guests SHARON KIVLAND, REDELL OLSEN & DAVID STEANS
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SHARON KIVLAND is an artist and writer. She has recently been called a poet, twice, to her surprise. She is also an editor and publisher, the latter under the imprint MA BIBLIOTHÈQUE. Her work considers what is put at stake by art, politics, and psychoanalysis.
Redell Olsen is a poet and writer who publishes both academic and creative work. She is interested in the emerging critical space between these two disciplines as well as in interdisciplinary work between language and the visual arts. Recent scholarly articles include essays on Frank O’Hara, Susan Howe and the film maker and poet Abigail Child. Her poetry publications include: ‘Film Poems’ (Les Figues, 2014), ‘Punk Faun: a bar rock pastel’ (subpress, 2012), ‘Book of the Fur’ (Rempress, 2000), ‘Secure Portable Space’ (Reality Street, 2004) and the collaboratively edited (with Susan Johanknect) ‘Here Are My Instructions’ (Gefn Press, 2004). From 2006 – 2010 she was the editor of How2 the online journal for modernist and contemporary poetry, poetics and criticism by women. Recent projects have involved texts for performance, film and site-specific collaboration and include: ‘Newe Booke of Copies’ (2009), ‘Bucolic Picnic (or Toile de Jouy Camouflage)’ (2009) and the collaboratively realised ‘The Lost Swimming Pool’ (2010). These texts were published as Film Poems (Les Figues, 2014). In 2014 she took part in the ‘Polar Muse’ exhibition at the Scott Polar Museum. She was one of a group of poets who installed their poems and texts on glass in the musuem. In 2013-14 she was the Judith E. Wilson Lecturer in Poetry at the University of Cambridge. website: redellolsen.co.uk
David Steans is an artist and writer based in Leeds, UK. Recent exhibitions and events include MedievalCity-One at 2 Queens, Leicester (2017) and Crime World at The Tetley, Leeds (2017). His work has been screened and broadcast as part of Radiophrenia Festival (2016), Spectrum Survey of Artist’s Film and Video (2016), ArtRotterdam Intersections (2016), and The Programme, University of Central Lancashire (2015). His writing was recently included in RIPE (2017, Corridor8) and Cadavere Quotidiano (2014, Project X Foundation).