Danny Snelson is a writer, editor, and archivist working on a PhD at UPenn. His online editorial work can be found on UbuWeb, PennSound, Jacket2, and Eclipse. He works with James Hoff as No Input Books, with Alejandro Crawford as Ex Libris, and lives in collaboration with Mashinka Firunts.

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Semiospectacle Nº 2

Sun Nov 20, 2011 07:30 - Sun Nov 20, 2011

New York, New York
United States of America

“A ‘literary review’ premised on verbal embellishment…without sacrificing a genuine love for words and their power to effect and affect.”
- Jordan Hruska, Art in America
A verbal varieté strategizing the aesthetics of discourse, Semiospectacle stages sites of exceptional linguistic exchange. The poet’s theater becomes an academic lecture hall fronting as vaudeville house. Its players dispense with disciplinary demarcations, highlighting language-based practices across scholarship, digital aesthetics, poetics, and visual art performance. Co-curated by Mashinka Firunts and Danny Snelson.
ARTISTS: Alejandro Crawford, James Hoff, Yelena Gluzman, Vaginal Davis (Screening), Danny Snelson, Mashinka Firunts, and the Minsky Sisters.
Alejandro Crawford performs a player piano installment of his video organ, the vonome, mixing digital aesthetics with the history of spectacular mechanics. James Hoff reads from the Argot Dictionary, a compendium of new colloquialisms and revised anachronisms. Danny Snelson presents an ongoing cinema lecture "The Dark Cloud of Dr. Mabuse," exploring haunted technology and criminal dispersion alongside Fritz Lang's 1922 film Dr. Mabuse Der Spieler. Yelena Gluzman demonstrates her School for Salomés, performed by Amy Huggans, Danusia Roberts Trevino, Cecilia Lynn-Jacobs, Olivia Jorgensen, and Jeffrey Joe Nelson. Mashinka Firunts delivers micro-lectures on tactics of theatricalized linguistic exchange. Vaginal Davis's performance Hippo Narcissus will be screened, a cantata wherein Davis portrays Theodor Adorno’s mother channeling 1930s opera diva Grace Moore. Intertitular tap by the Minsky Sisters.
November 20th, 7:30PM
IRT Theater
154 Christopher Street
New York, NY 10014
Tickets: $7
All Proceeds Go Directly to Artists
The first installment of Semiospectacle was presented at Performance Space 122 in March 2010.