Tonight at The Bridge: Word, Sound & Vision

January 16th, 2015 · No Comments · By

Bridge Reading Series: Thomas Pierce & Ansel Elkins, 7pm
Screensavers 002: A Night of Experimental Audio Visual Performances, 8:15pm
ALL FREE

A literary reading may not seem like a good idea. Someone gets up in front of a roomful of people and reads aloud what they have written — why? What kind of sense does that make? Why not just stay home and read a book in bed or by fire or hammock-strung like a civilized human being? But in my experience readings are often surprisingly enjoyable. There is a real gratification that comes from bringing literature into a communal experience, and there is often also cheese. The Bridge series does this quite well. They pair a prose writer with a poet for variety, and they keep it short to stay within the limits of satiety. Tonight’s authors look very promising, and you should check out Sarah Lawson’s write-up on them.

Immediately after that it is Screensavers. From The Bridge website:

January 16 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Screensavers 002: A Night of Experimental Audio Visual Performances

Screensavers, a semi annual audio visual performance series, brings together emerging and established artists including musicians, filmmakers and poets for a night of unexpected collaborations. 

Blood Moon (brand new UVA Music improviational super group featuring Ryan Maguire, Kevin Davis, Rachel Trapp and Matthew Burtner) https://blood-moon.bandcamp.com/

Michelle Seippel (live cinema performance)

Bernard Hankins (spoken word) + Reid Hildebrand (video)


and 

A new short film by Greg Nachmanovitch

The Bridge PAI
01.16.15
8:00 PM (directly following the Jan. Bridge Reading series)

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