Join Main Library’s Adult Programming Assistant Beth online in a recorded presentation of a special Zoom poetry program hosted by the Crisp-Ellert Art Museum! During April, in collaboration with the
Join Main Library’s Adult Programming Assistant Beth online in a recorded presentation of a special Zoom poetry program hosted by the Crisp-Ellert Art Museum! During April, in collaboration with the St. Johns County Public Library System, the Crisp-Ellert Art Museum happily welcomed visual artist Cyriaco Lopes and poet Terri Witek to Flagler College for a participatory virtual event that took place in celebration of National Poetry Month.
Zoom has become a ubiquitous part of both our personal and professional lives during the course of the pandemic. Through The Keepers, Lopes and Witek utilized Zoom as an investigation of the gap between images and text, as orchestra, as conversation, as interactive performative work. The artists encouraged viewers to participate in the creation of both visual and auditory elements in order to generate a unique art experience on this newly popular platform. This is an online event that you can conveniently watch on our website, our Facebook page, or our Youtube channel.
About the artists:
The work of Cyriaco Lopes Terri Witek combines images and texts in a lyrical meditation on the passage of time and on the imperfect language of what remains and is transformed. Thus, they bring together fragments of history and cultural landscapes: decontextualized museum cartouches and manuals, sculptures and places. Interested in both the genealogies of experimental visual poetry and those of the visual essay, in their work, mythology, history, and archaeology weave a delicate plot that refers us to when philosophy was poetry and art was life. From the beginning, their artistic work as a duo values both chance and choice, investigating the different visual poetics of the text-image binomial.
Their various projects range from postcards given to strangers on the street to site-specific installations, artist’s books, and participatory performances. Always giving great importance to cultural memory, multilingualism, and the trace of a deep past, they also recover materiality as a central element. Understood as a whole, woven of everyday vestiges, the work of Cyriaco Lopes Terri Witek suggests that the convergence of different means of expression and disparate bodies gives rise to a third mysterious thing that may resemble the future.
(Wednesday) 12:00 PM - 12:45 PM