Each chapter of World as Lover, World as Self includes texts written by us and invited poets and other guests. For this aspect of the program, we take a cue from Prue Gibson who wrote her writing was “[...] an attempt to create an entity that equals the impetus; that is, the writing meets the artwork, which meets the viewer, which meets the gallery space, which meets the air conditioning, which meets a raised eyebrow, which meets a phone ringing, which meets the art writing”. (After The Passions: Object-Oriented Ontology, Art and Art-writing, 2014)
To celebrate and farewell Chapter 1 and 2 of World as Lover, World as Self, we invite you to join Mia You and Jack Underwood who responded to the works of Magali Reus and Harm van den Dorpel. We will host a second reading to celebrate Chapter 3 and 4 later in the year. Email shimmering.rsvp to join the reading on Saturday 12 June at 4pm (CET). We will make the poems available to read along on the day of the event.
About the poetsMia You was born in South Korea, raised in the United States, and currently lives in the Netherlands. She is author of the poetry collections I, Too, Dislike It (1913 Press, 2016) and Objective Practice (Achiote Press, 2007). Her creative and critical writing also appears in Artforum, Bookforum, The Boston Review, The Hairpin, Jacket2, the Los Angeles Review of Books and Poetry magazine. In addition to teaching at the Sandberg, You is a lecturer in English Language and Culture at the Universiteit Utrecht.
Jack Underwood is a poet, writer and critic. His debut collection of poems Happiness was published by Faber in 2015 and won the Somerset Maugham Award. He is a recipient of an Eric Gregory Award, and a draft of NOT EVEN THIS was shortlisted for the Arts Foundation's prize for Creative Non-fiction in 2017