e-poetry : Astres/Stars/Goleuadau

Posted by Agence TOPO | Tue Mar 14th 2006 6:02 p.m.

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presents

ASTRES / STARS / GOLEUADAU
poetry, photography, multimedia
with artists Childe Roland (poetry, Wales)
and Susan Coolen (photography, Canada)
http://www.agencetopo.qc.ca/astres

Astres / Stars / Goleuadau
Agence TOPO's latest multimedia creation, an
e-poetry project, is based on a poetic body of
work of the Canadian-Welsh author Childe Roland
and the images of the Canadian photographer Susan
Coolen. Launched within the Festival Voix
d'Ameriques in Montreal, the Web site extends as
an installation at the gallery Espace (see web
site info pages).

Childe Roland's poetical body of work
Astres / Stars / Goleuadau stands as a
metaphorical representation of the black holes in
astronomy and the death of supernovas. The series
is composed of sound poems in which all verses
first syllables start as an aspirated syllable
which slowly dries up the throat. The spoken
words only stand when read loud, "like a string
of curses launched to pitiless stars" (Childe
Roland). Written in three languages, French,
English and Welsh, the texts are organized in
sets of themes and approach various contemporary
issues: environment, epidemics, computerization,
globalization, etc. This work follows an
exploratory process carried out for several years
by this Canadian artist established in North
Wales, which works in sound and concrete poetry
and deals with the physical characteristics of
the text through also artists' books and
sculptural objects. Childe Roland is the artist's
name of Peter Noel Meilleur.

Susan Coolen's photographic body of work
The photographic work of the artist originary
from Nova-Scotia also evolves around the cosmos'
theme. In the ongoing project Astral Projections,
Coolen stages objects and links her collecting of
specimens to space imagery. Her found objects and
specimens become new 'evidence' in her constantly
evolving stories about 'who' is 'out there' and
'what' is 'out there'. Often playful, and linking
to fictional accounts of travel to the Moon and
beyond, Astral Projections [and related works
Celestial Travelers, Primordia, Galileo's
Observation] opens up the imaginative
possibilities of multiple entities and
possibilities inhabiting our vast cosmos.

Agence TOPO's multimedia creation
Agence TOPO pursues its research on the
convergence of literature and visual arts with
new media by approaching here the text as a
material for experimentation. The poems and the
images have stimulated the creation of multimedia
tableaux which are randomly displayed. In order
to put forward the texts' sound aspect, Agence
TOPO invited the author Childe Roland and the
poets Kim Dore, Tony Tremblay and Victoria
Stanton to read the poems.

Eva Quintas, artistic director of Agence TOPO, is
the project's curator. The site's design is
signed by Guy Asselin assisted by Vincent
Archambault. Audio concept by Mike Di Sclafani.

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Information:
Michel Lefebvre - Agence TOPO
T (514) 279-8676 / topo@agencetopo.qc.ca
http://www.agencetopo.qc.ca/astres

Agence TOPO thanks the Canada Arts Council, the
Conseil des arts et des lettres du Quebec, the
Conseil des arts de Montreal, Emploi-Quebec and
the Societe des arts technologiques. Childe
Roland thanks Wales Art International.

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face="Arial">presents</font></div>
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<div><font face="Arial" size="+1" color="#FF0000"><b>ASTRES / STARS /
GOLEUADAU</b></font></div>
<div><font face="Arial" color="#000000"><b>poetry, photography,
multimedia</b></font></div>
<div><font face="Arial" color="#000000"><b>with artists Childe
Roland</b> (poetry, Wales)</font></div>
<div><font face="Arial" color="#000000">and<b> Susan Coolen</b>
(photography, Canada)</font></div>
<div><font face="Arial"
color="#000000"><b>http://www.agencetopo.qc.ca/astres</b></font></div>
<div><font face="Arial"><br></font></div>
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<div><font face="Arial" color="#000000"><b><br></b></font></div>
<div><font face="Arial" size="+1"><b>Astres / Stars /
Goleuadau</b></font></div>
<div><font face="Arial" color="#000000">Agence TOPO's latest
multimedia creation, an<b> e-poetry</b> project, is based on a poetic
body of work of the Canadian-Welsh author<b> Childe Roland</b> and the
images of the Canadian photographer<b> Susan Coolen</b>. Launched
within the Festival Voix d'Ameriques in Montreal, the Web site
extends as an installation at the gallery Espace (see web site info
pages).</font></div>
<div><font face="Arial" color="#000000"><br></font></div>
<div><font face="Arial" size="+1" color="#000000"><b>Childe Roland's
poetical body of work</b></font></div>
<div><font face="Arial" color="#000000"><i>Astres / Stars /
Goleuadau</i> stands as a metaphorical representation of the black
holes in astronomy and the death of supernovas. The series is composed
of sound poems in which all verses first syllables start as an
aspirated syllable which slowly dries up the throat. The spoken words
only stand when read loud, &quot;</font><font face="Arial"
color="#FF0000">like a string of curses launched to pitiless
stars</font><font face="Arial" color="#000000">&quot; (Childe Roland).
Written in three languages, French, English and Welsh, the texts are
organized in sets of themes and approach various contemporary issues:&nbsp;
environment, epidemics, computerization, globalization, etc. This work
follows an exploratory process carried out for several years by this
Canadian artist established in North Wales, which works in sound and
concrete poetry and deals with the physical characteristics of the
text through also artists' books and sculptural objects. Childe
Roland is the artist's name of Peter Noel Meilleur.</font></div>
<div><font face="Arial" color="#000000"><br></font></div>
<div><font face="Arial" size="+1" color="#000000"><b>Susan Coolen's
photographic body of work</b></font></div>
<div><font face="Arial" color="#000000">The photographic work of the
artist originary from Nova-Scotia also evolves around the cosmos'
theme. In the ongoing project<i> Astral Projections</i>, Coolen stages
objects and links her collecting of specimens to space imagery. Her
found objects and specimens become new 'evidence' in her
constantly evolving stories about 'who' is 'out there' and
'what' is 'out there'. Often playful, and linking to fictional
accounts of travel to the Moon and beyond,<i> Astral Projections</i>
[and related works<i> Celestial Travelers</i>,<i> Primordia</i>,<i>
Galileo's Observation</i>] opens up the imaginative possibilities of
multiple entities and possibilities inhabiting our vast
cosmos.</font></div>
<div><font face="Arial" color="#000000"><br></font></div>
<div><font face="Arial" size="+1" color="#000000"><b>Agence TOPO's
multimedia creation</b></font></div>
<div><font face="Arial" color="#000000">Agence TOPO pursues its
research on the convergence of literature and visual arts with new
media by approaching here the text as a material for experimentation.
The poems and the images have stimulated the creation of multimedia<i>
tableaux</i> which are randomly displayed. In order to put forward the
texts' sound aspect, Agence TOPO invited the author Childe Roland
and the poets<b> Kim Dore</b>,<b> Tony Tremblay</b> and<b> Victoria
Stanton</b> to read the poems.</font><br>
</div>
<div><font face="Arial" color="#000000"><b>Eva Quintas</b>, artistic
director of Agence TOPO, is the project's curator.&nbsp; The
site's design is signed by<b> Guy Asselin</b> assisted by<b> Vincent
Archambault</b>.</font><font face="Arial"> Audio concept<b> by Mike Di
Sclafani</b>.</font></div>
<div><font face="Arial" color="#000000"><br></font></div>
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color="#FF0000">_________________________________________________</font
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<div><font face="Arial">&nbsp;</font></div>
<div><font face="Arial"
color="#000000"><b>Information:</b></font></div>
<div><font face="Arial" color="#000000"><b>Michel
Lefebvre</b></font><font face="Arial"><b> - Agence
TOPO</b></font></div>
<div><font face="Arial" color="#000000"><b>T (514) 279-8676&nbsp; /
topo@agencetopo.qc.ca</b></font></div>
<div><font face="Arial"
color="#000000"><b>http://www.agencetopo.qc.ca/astres</b></font></div>
<div><font face="Arial" color="#000000"><b><br></b></font></div>
<div><font face="Arial" color="#000000">Agence TOPO thanks the Canada
Arts Council, the Conseil des arts et des lettres du Quebec, the
Conseil des arts de Montreal, Emploi-Quebec and the Societe
des arts technologiques. Childe Roland thanks Wales Art
International.</font></div>
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