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Pattern Variants: Directed by Buzz Evers

AC Institute
547 West 27th Street, 6th floor
May 3 - May 26, 2012
Reception: Thursday, May 3, 6 - 8 PM
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In collaboration with: Marcella Durand, Paolo Javier, Joanna Fuhrman, Vincent Katz, Anselm Berrigan, Tim Trace Peterson, Adeena Karasick, Jena Osman, Lee Ann Brown And Daniel Levin Becker/Writer Roman Muradov/Illustrator Max Giteck Duykers/Composer

May 3 – May 26, 2012 Opening Event: Thursday, May 3, 6-8pm

Writing Installation: May 24, 10am-1pm May 25, 6pm-9pm May 26, 10am-1pm

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Pattern Variants explores the confluences found within the arts and sciences by harnessing the fundamental principles within poetic form: music, mathematics, and the creative processes of discovery and innovation. Developed as a demonstration project addressing the operating principles of creative exchange surrounding its parent project, Verse in the Circle of Fifths, Pattern Variants offers a menu of collaborative ventures across the visual, performing, and language arts while centered on an in-situ writing experiment grounded in the traditions of linked verse and the constraint driven propensities of the OuLiPo group of poets and writers.

The writing process itself serves as protagonist with the poets converging in strategic word play immersed in the poetics of imaging, game theory and linked verse. Executed over three days (May 24-26), in three hour sessions, the writing exercise brings together nine landmarks chosen by our nine poets, including Harryette Mullen’s Muse and Drudge; The Puppet; The Chrysler Building; The Book of Formation; The Hays Code; Moveable Type; New French Feminism; “Sayings Of The High One” from The Poetic Edda; & Breton’s ‘L’amour fou’.

Charted over nine rotations and composed under the influence of Italo Calvino’s Six Memos for the Next Millennium: Lightness, Quickness, Exactitude, Visibility, Multiplicity, and Consistency, coupled with our two additional memos, Symmetry and Obscurity, Pattern Variants sets in motion an experiment in creative writing with the liberating uses of form as the catalyst for enabling creative discourse. The writing installation also features our sound design in identifying particular patterns found within the writing schematic added with an undercurrent of percussive vowels in building resonance. The exhibition also features another collaboration involving a series of 3×3 combinative flash fiction grids illustrating our eight memos.

Buzz Evers is an interdisciplinary artist, independent curator, arts administrator, director, and producer. He attended Pitzer College receiving a degree in organizational studies and gravitated toward the arts based on his interest in collaboration and the creative process. His diverse list of experiences include works in the visual, performing, and language arts.
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