Telephone Sem Fio: Word-Things of Augusto de Campos Revisited

November 4 - December 17, 2011

Artists: Jean-Sébastien Baillat, Jen Bervin, Ray Bianchi, Bibi Calderaro, Macgregor Card, Deric Carner, Nico Pam Dick, Brendan Fernandes, Kenneth Goldsmith, Angela Detanico & Rafael Lain, Thessia, Rossana Martinez, Tom Moody, Machado, Benjamin Moreno, Trong Gia Nguyen, Charles Perrone, Steve Savage, Jennifer Schmidt, Dannielle Tegeder, Edwin Torres, and Andrea Van Der Straeten

Curated by: Sharmila Cohen, Paul Legault, and Michelle Levy, with lead consultant Charles Perrone

EFA Project Space, in collaboration with Telephone present Telefone Sem Fio: Word-Things of Augusto de Campos Revisted. This exhibition uses the work of the Brazilian poet Augusto de Campos as a catalyst for an experimental multi-disciplinary exercise in which an outstanding group of poets, translators and artists, who exist across a continuum of text, sound and visual expression, invent translations of select examples of De Campos' work.

Augusto de Campos is a poet, translator, music critic, and visual artist whose work emphasizes the direct connections between language, sound, and image.  He was one of the originators of Concrete Poetry, an international movement that began in the 1950s and continues to influence the work of musicians, visual artists, and writers today.



November 4, 7:45 pm: Opening Reception & Performances by Thessia Machado and Nico Pam Dick.

November 11, 6:00 – 8:00pm, The Inter-Arts Poetics of Augusto de Campos, A Conversation with Charles A. Perrone and Guests

December 16, 6:00 – 8:00pm, A Night of Collaborative Translation